For this review, the guys over at StarTech.com
were nice enough to send us their "2 Port Ultra Compact PC Switcher"
built-in-cable KVM Switch. This KVM switch is rated as economy, allowing you to
control 2 computers with only 1 keyboard, mouse and monitor.
What you get
- Complete KVM Switch with cables for 2 computers
- Sticker with instructions
- 200 MHz VGA bandwidth
- Resolutions up to 1920 x 1440 @ 60 Hz
- Compatible with all operating systems
- Length: 62 mm (2.45 in)
- Width: 50 mm (2.0 in)
- Height: 21 mm (0.825 in)
- Cable lengths: 60 cm (2 ft) and 180 cm (6 ft)
The entire kit.
StarTech.com claim that
this is the smallest KVM switch in the world, and quite frankly I believe them.
It would be more or less impossible to make it any smaller! As you would expect,
it consists of a small box with a VGA connector and PS/2 connectors for mouse
The box is indeed very small
2 cables are attached to the box, one going to the first PC and the other cable
going to the second PC. These cables split into 1 VGA, 1 mouse and 1 keyboard,
ready to be hooked up. They aren't especially long, so you will need to have
both computers quite near you.