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August 9, 2012 3:42:30 PM

It has been a while since I've needed a KVM switch for home use. For the input side, I'm looking for something that is going to be compatible with my Logitech G510 keyboard and G700 wireless mouse as well as HDMI -> DVI (Intel HD3000) from my laptop and DVI from my HD4890. I don't care about sound. Both my laptop and desktop are Windows 7 x64.

Some of the hangups I saw when researching were that some gaming grade peripherals and some wireless peripherals caused problems with KVMs and that some KVMs, in general, would have intermittent detection issues.

I was checking out this startech unit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But reviews seem to indicate a short lifespan and a sub-par warranty service... Perhaps someone with some recent experience could shed some light on this.

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September 1, 2012 5:41:46 AM
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G510 is a combo USB devices for computer systems. Emulated keyboard mouse KVM switches will not be able work with it. You ether use low-end Hub-based KVM switches (which don't have any hot-key selection options) or get a high-end USB DDM (Dynamic Device Mapping) based KVM switches. Please check the links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWS2EyywfyE or http://www.connectpro.com/usbplus_qualified.html
September 1, 2012 10:09:00 PM

I was looking at this a couple weeks ago: http://www.connectpro.com/prod_kvm_usb12plusDvi.html

Unfortunately, it is out of my price range. I think I'm going to sell my G510, which I'm not crazy about anyway... Then get a really nice mechanical keyboard and call it done. I'm currently using an IOGear GCS932UB which works fine with my G700 when it is plugged in and my old, trusty 1st gen Saitek Eclipse.

Thanks for the input though.
September 1, 2012 10:27:39 PM

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