• IOGEAR 2-Port HDMI Cable KVM Switch with Cables and Audio, GCS62HU
  • IOGEAR 2-Port HDMI Cable KVM Switch with Cables and Audio, GCS62HU
  • IOGEAR 2-Port HDMI Cable KVM Switch with Cables and Audio, GCS62HU
  • IOGEAR 2-Port HDMI Cable KVM Switch with Cables and Audio, GCS62HU
  • IOGEAR 2-Port HDMI Cable KVM Switch with Cables and Audio, GCS62HU
IOGEAR 2-Port HDMI Cable KVM Switch with Cables and Audio, GCS62HU
IOGEAR 2-Port HDMI Cable KVM Switch with Cables and Audio, GCS62HU
IOGEAR 2-Port HDMI Cable KVM Switch with Cables and Audio, GCS62HU
IOGEAR 2-Port HDMI Cable KVM Switch with Cables and Audio, GCS62HU
IOGEAR 2-Port HDMI Cable KVM Switch with Cables and Audio, GCS62HU

IOGEAR 2-Port HDMI Cable KVM Switch with Cables and Audio, GCS62HU

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  • Share 2 Computers using one keyboard, mouse, and HD monitor
  • Convenient Switching by pushbutton, hotkeys, or 3-button USB mouse
  • 1080p HD resolution; Power on Detection; Firmware Upgradeable
  • EDID support on direct HDMI connection
  • Expand USB 2.0 peripheral sharing via mouse port with a powered USB hub
  • Backed by IOGEAR's 3-year warranty and FREE lifetime technical support

Customer Reviews

Does an alright job. In general this KVM switch seems alright. It works with my logitech M570 that is wireless with the unifying receiver, and it works with my keyboard and all of its media keys. Switching between appears to be fairly quick and the mouse seems to work right away. Not all users will have this experience though, as different devices and machines may take more or less time to reinitialize the devices.On the video front however, I'm disappointed. The whole screen is slightly blurry when compared to having the VGA cable go straight from my computer to my monitor. Not enough that it's unusable at all, but it is certainly noticeable when looking at text. My screen is 1920x1080, but it looks like it's 1600x900 scaled up or something. I'm going to try a shorter VGA cable, but I'm not sure that will solve this issue. I put a photo showing up close what it text looks like through the KVM compared to without it.---EDIT---I was flipping through my monitor settings, and one of them under focus was called "Phase." Adjusted this made the image crisp, however it seems there is a slightly different phase shift on from each computer, so I've found some middle ground where both look crisp enough. 4Main functionality works but very glitchy overall Please note, since I have learned a lot about this product since i originally purchased it, I have changed my entire original review to make it more helpful to others.I bought this item to use with a Mac Mini (with an HDMI port) and an HP laptop (with a Displayport) and a Dell Ultrasharp Monitor (with HDMI input port). On the HP Laptop, I have used a Displayport to HDMI converter from Monster Cable. The purpose for purchasing this product was to be able to use one set of keyboard and mouse and having to avoid switching between input screens on the monitor each time I wanted to work on the other computer.The product has generally performed well for the main purpose of my purchase. In fact, some reviews suggest that their wireless keyboard and mouse did not perform well. I can safely say my Logitech keyboard and mouse work just fine. I plugged in just one Logitech unifying wireless receiver on the KVM and both Mouse and Keyboard work fine with that setup. Also, the remote switch to toggle between computers works well.The product has fallen short in some areas though. I've had various problems with the KVM and below are some issues to be aware of:1. When I first set up the KVM, the colors on my monitor went awry when using my Mac and there were lines and speckles on the monitor when on the PC. These issues were resolved when I changed out my HDMI cables. So the quality of the cables and connectivity you use is important. The Iogear Installation Guide and website need to provide some information on this....along with recommendations on compatible brands.2. Sometimes the display just goes dark for a few seconds, but then returns to normal. It doesn't happen often enough to be a nuisance though, but if it happens to you, give it 10 seconds or so to recover.3. Sometimes the KVM will also switch to the other port without any input form the user. This one will boggle your mind if the computer on the other port is off - which is when this usually happens. You will think it is a case of item #2 above, but the display didn't recover. That may prompt you to go into all kinds of hijinks to fix the issue, when all you need to do is switch back to the other port.4. For some reason while the product documentation says the KVM switches automatically to the other computer when you switch one off, I haven't seen that happen for me. I still have to hit the remote switch to toggle over.5. To the extent possible, it is advisable go direct from the KVM to the peripherals without using cable couplers, extension cables and USB port Hubs. I have all of these items in use, but have found that they can cause problems. I have powered USB hubs between the keyboard and mouse on both computers. The hubs are from different manufacturers. One of the USB hubs was causing a significant delay in mouse and keyboard recognition. Switching from my Mac to PC, the mouse and KB were available immediately. In the opposite direction it took 30 seconds at least before mouse and KB were recognized. I removed the hub on the Mac side, plugged the cables directly into the Mac and and the response time normalized.6. As of today's update, I have lost my hotkey functionality. Neither sequence provided using scroll lock or ctrl work. Port switching using the mouse scroll wheel has stopped. I tried power cycling the KVM, but no change. Looked for Firmware updates, none available. Searched online for similar complaints, none found. I have a note in to Iogear Support and will report back on experience.Despite these issues, I will continue to use this KVM because I haven't seen a reasonably priced, low profile product on the market that does the same thing and the inconveniences of managing 4 pieces of keyboard/mouse and having to toggle my monitor between input screens outweigh the glitchiness of the product. It helps clear a lot of clutter and changes the process to switch between computers from a tedious one to a one button switch. I have installed the KVM under my desk and have neatly stowed the wires so it is not noticeable.If I were to change anything on the product, here's my wish list:1. Longer, more flexible, removable, lower profile cables.2. Improve the user manual3. Offer more information on the website for troubleshooting4. Fix bugs!! Release regular firmare updates that can be easily and automatically loaded on the KVMI hope this review is helpful to others as I spent a lot of time looking for something that would work with my setup and found reviews that did not fully answer my questions and left me wondering about the basic functionality - which I will say it delivers on. As well, I have spent a lot of time using and tinkering with this KVM and hope to save you some time by sharing my experience if you decide to make the purchase. 3Multiple Devices? One Mouse and Keyboard. I bought this so I could connect one mouse and keyboard (Logitech G502 and G910) to both my desktop PC and Xim 4, so I could seamlessly switch between them without constantly having to plug and unplug my peripherals. This is exactly what I needed. There is zero detectable latency, and switching between outputs is almost instant via the push-button wired remote, which will reach just about anywhere you can think of, and is small enough to be discreetly and conveniently placed. And for you gamers like me out there, yes; all keyboard and mouse functionality, including RGB lighting, macros, hotkeys, you-name-it, remains completely unaffected, as if wired directly to your PC. If I HAD to think of some cons, I would probably note that the cables are slightly heavy and cumbersome, and could cause damage over time to the plugs and/or ports you connect them to, unless you properly support them (ESPECIALLY if you aren't using the VGA plugs)... The cables are also a bit short, but that's probably just a personal problem, unique to my specific setup... Also, as some others have mentioned, it would be nice if you could use hotkeys to switch between outputs, but that, iin my opinion, is inconsequential when considering how much convenience this one little device offers.Overall, this is a well-made, handy little switch that will save you time, effort, and worn out USB ports... I highly recommend it, and will be getting another as my setup becomes more elaborate... 5Beware if one of your computers has "DisplayPort" output! Overall I like the IOGEAR 2 port switches. I have a DVI version that works simply great,which is why I bought their HDMI version when I changed a couple things around and had moreHDMI outputs and inputs than DVI. For me, buying the HDMI KVM switch was a big mistake.My IOGEAR HDMI KVM switch works perfectly fine EXCEPT for one situation, which is(unfortunately) the situation I have which I bought it to solve.I need a KVM switch so I can use my big monitor, my ergonomic keyboard, and mymain mouse whether I am working on my home desktop box, or my work laptop.Just hit the handy dandy remote KVM switch button and now I'm working on the 'other'computer. Hit it again and I'm back on the first one. Lovely.The issue is that IOGEAR doesn't WARN customers up front that their HDMI KVM switch will NOTwork if you have a DisplayPort output adapted to HDMI. And that is a BIG issue because MOSTmodern laptops (and their docking stations) ONLY have DisplayPort and VGA output. Most do NOThave HDMI output.Oddly enough, your MONITOR *will* work when the DP2HDMI adaptor is used as inputdirectly to the monitor, BUT when you plug that very same adaptor into the HDMI KVM switchinstead of directly to the monitor, the HDMI KVM will NOT send the display output to the monitor.I also did NOT like the fact that IOGEAR customer service told me that I needed to use an IOGEARDisplayPort2HDMI adaptor, instead of the 'other' brand adaptor I had. So I spent some money and waiteda few days and tried that and had exactly the same problem. Only *AFTER* that fiasco did they tell methat their HDMI switch wouldn't work with DisplayPort outputs run thru an adaptor. Apparently their first'solution' was just a longshot. Anyway, by the time I got thru all of this, my timeframe to return the producthad expired, so now it sits in a box in my computer room.Anyway, so far as I can tell, this is an issue with ALL <$200 HDMI KVM switches, not just IOGEAR.PS: One "solution" is to use a DVI KVM switch. With a DVI switch, you can have an adaptor betweenthe KVM switch and ALL the inputs and outputs. It handles a DP2DVI adaptor output perfectly fine!The only issue you *might* have (depending on the number of adaptor plugs, and their quality) is that everyfew hours of use, your monitor will fade to black, stay black for 2-3 seconds, and then come back up.You can reduce or eliminate this issue by using adaptor *cables* instead of adaptor 'plugs'. EG: Use acable with a DVI connector on one end, and a DisplayPort connector on the other. The more 'connections'you have, the more resistance is in the system, and the more likely you'll get the 2-3 second fadeouts. 3Great KVM! I recently purchased this KVM and I thought I would share a couple of items about it. This is a very good KVM and I am very happy about my purchase. I have listed below some of the things that I wondered about or discovered or did with the KVM that may be of value for you as you evaluate the different brands and models available.1). It never shows the cable ends in any of the pictures. Each cable has 2 USB connectors and one VGA connector. The manual even goes so far as to show PS2 connectors which is not the case.2). One of my PC's only had an HDMI video port. I contemplated getting an HDMI KVM setup, but instead I went with this model and purchased a HDMI to VGA converter cable. Works great!3). I have a Logitech cordless mouse and keyboard that operate from a single USB connection. I was wondering because of the separate Keyboard and Mouse USB connectors if this would be a problem. But I plugged the USB nano-receiver into one of the ports and only plugged one of the USB cables into each PC, and everything works great!4). If both PC's are off and you turn one of them on, by default it displays Computer 1 and the keyboard & mouse are sent to computer 1, even if you turn on computer 2 first. No big deal, as I switched which PC I had connected to which port so the one I use all the time is connected as Computer 1.A solid piece of computer equipment that I will use for a long time! 5AWESOME! Dual view GCS1942 works perfectly with Nvidia GTX-970 and dual LG 32" 4k/60HZ monitors! THE GCS1942 ($433) IS THE ONE TO GET IF YOU HAVE DUAL 4K MONITORS!I recently upgraded my Win10 PC to a pair of LG 32" 4K monitors, which have DisplayPort inputs, and this $433 (OUCH!) IOGear GCS1942 DisplayPort KVM. My previous setup was a pair of 27" WQHD monitors with DVI-D inputs, and used an older IOGear DIV-D KVM which is also a dual-view KVM. I can then run two computers with dual monitors.So, I tried FOUR other KVM's, and had issues all around. Issues like the monitors "forgetting" window locations, monitors powering down, monitors not being recognized, proper resolutions and refresh rates not being recognizable, poor video quality, and having to try adapters to connect everything. I spent DAYS messing with settings, drivers, adapters, resetting everything, clean installing everything ... what a hassle. I returned them all.Due to the reliability of my old IOGear KVM, which is easily 10 years old, I decided to suck it up and spend the $433 for this new version. Long story short, this KVM is worth every penny!!!Computers:* Custom PC with GTX-970 which has a single DisplayPort and single HDMI output. I had to buy an active adapter for my GTX-970's HDMI port.* A 2019 Dell laptop for work, with a USB-C Dell D6000 docking port, with two DisplayPort outputs.Results:YES, I WOULD BUY THIS AGAIN even though it was $433 - it is worth every penny.PROS:* Very good quality, just like my old IOGear KVM. Big metal housing, clearly labelled ports, easy to use.* 4 DisplayPort cables included! All you need are the DP cables to your monitors.* Proper support of 4K 60Hz resolutions, which looks flawless on my LG 32" 4K monitors.* Familiar (at least for me) hotkey operation, the same as my old IOGear KVM. Just press [scroll lock][scroll lock][enter] and you switch to the next PC.* This KVM supports the "monitor is powered on" protocol when disconnected. This is VERY important - it means that when you switch from one PC to the next, and then come back, all your windows are in the same place, the resolution is the same, and it's PERFECT.* Supports wireless keyboard and mouse. Do NOT believe the IOGear support folks who say you need a wired keyboard or their IOGear keyboard. I am using an HP wireless keyboard and mouse, which is 5-6 years old, and I simply plugged the wireless USB nubs into the appropriate ports on the back of the KVM. If you plug them into the "standard" USB port, then it will NOT work, so pay attention!CONS:* Switching PC's takes about 2-3 seconds, instead of the 1-2 seconds of my old KVM. Horrors! LOL. :)* It is pretty big, so check the measurements. I put mine on a shelf behind my monitors so I don't see it and don't care.* The cables are only 4' or 5' long. Adding an extra foot or two length would have been helpful for me, but that is most because I have an antique desk and have to run the cables out my PC, under the back wall, then 4' up to the top or a raised shelf on the back.* It's $433! I hate paying that much money, but then again my last one lasted 10+ years and I use it every day for work. Plus, this works FLAWLESSLY. I figure it's worth it. 5If you have a laptop or multi-monitor, get GCS932UB instead Had to return this item because it lacks the EDID feature that pretends the monitor is still connected when switching away from a computer. Both my MacBook Pro and Windows PC were moving the desktop and resize windows every time I switched away from them because in both machines the desktop is setup to span 2 monitors. The GCS922U disconnects the monitor when switching, thus causing the computer to automatically move the desktop to the other, still connected monitor. If the resolution of the primary and secondary display aren't exactly the same, the application windows automatically resize and reposition. Arrg!It has only one USB cord to each computer so it merges the keyboard and mouse inputs like a hub before sending to the computer. This may or may not be a good thing for you. I think it's agnostic about what goes into the 2 USB ports and it worked fine with my wireless mouse.I replaced the above unit with the very similar IO Gear GCS932UB ($20 more) because it has the EDID feature. No problems with things moving and resizing anymore. Be aware that this model has the Mouse Emulation feature defaulted to the on position and if you have anything other than an ancient mouse you will likely need to turn the feature off (via keyboard commands) before your mouse will work. My wireless M705 mouse was dead until I turned off the feature.Unlike the GSC922U that led you to this review, the better GCS932UB unit requires the keyboard go into one port and the mouse in another. Using a wireless keyboard/mouse combo with a single USB dongle might be tricky. Read other reviews to see if others can help sort this out for you.Overall I don't recommend the GSC922U unless you have non-laptop (or laptop configured as cloned desktop, same resolution as monitor) single-monitor computers running identical desktop resolutions. Try unplugging and replugging your monitor to each computer with a bunch of windows open and see if anything changes. If anything shifts, the extra $20 for the GCS932UB will be well worth it. 2Works well--if you turn off mouse *and* keyboard emulation (instructions below) After hooking everything up my mouse would not work properly... It seemed as though it was detecting my mouse movements as scroll wheel events which was just plain wacky. My first troubleshooting maneuver was to disable mouse emulation ([Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [m] [Enter]) and it corrected the problem.Later, after using the KVM for a couple hours I noticed some oddities with my keyboard's multimedia keys and it would occasionally miss some of my keystrokes (I type *very* fast). So I disabled the keyboard emulation feature ([Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [n] [Enter]) and it corrected that problem.So here's my take: IOGear should have done a better job with the mouse/keyboard emulation modes (which are really only necessary if you have finicky hardware) but other than that the product works as advertised. My LG IPS display looks great @1920x1080 resolution (no HDMI bandwidth-related issues to report).I really appreciated the keystroke combination that types out the current settings ([Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [F4] [Enter]). Wish my last KVM had that feature.I have nothing to say about HDMI audio or the built-in audio ports as I do not use those features.EDIT 04/25/2013: After using this KVM for ~4 months now I am happy to say that it is still running very well. We had a brief brownout/power issue one point and the KVM started behaving strangely shortly thereafter but the problem was easily corrected by simply unplugging all USB connections for a few seconds before plugging them back in (to force power cycle the KVM).For reference, here's what the KVM reports for my settings (which are working great):hotkey:[scroll lock],[scroll lock]os setting:port1 pcport2 pcgaming mode offmouse emulation disabledmouse port switching disabledkb language layout:port1 englishport2 english 4Got it to work with Corsair Strafe Gaming Keyboard, Logitech G300s Gaming Mouse, and SteelSeries Headphones - with Tweaks I have a GCS62HU IOGEAR 2-port HDMI Cable KVM Switch with audio and microphone support.I have a Corsair Strafe Keyboard which is backlit.I have a Logitech G300s Mouse.This did not work with my newer keyboard and mouse.I called IOGear tech support.He had me put on an older keyboard and older mouse. (I'm speculating the difference might be 3.0 vs 2.0 USB from what I've read about the Corsair elsewhere.)The other keyboard and mouse work great with the IOGear.He had me type:Scroll Lock + Scroll Lock + M + EnterThis turns off the mouse emulation, allowing it to work with the newer mouse.I typed:Scroll Lock + scroll Lock + N + Enter to turn off the keyboard emulation.He had me open a word doc (or notepad) and type:Scroll Lock + Scroll Lock + F4 + Enterwhich causes the specs of the setup to print onto the document. Thus showing the mouse emulation was off.The keyboard lit up, but didn't work.He suggested that the Corsair with the backlit keys takes a lot of power. I said I had read if I use a USB Hub and plug into that instead, that it works.So he had me plug my USB Hub into the Mouse port of the IOGear (there are little pictures of a keyboard and a mouse on the underside of the IO Gear.) He suggested a POWERED USB Hub, but mine is not powered. We tried it anyway.And the keyboard works.I can no longer use the Scroll lock keyboard keys as HOTKEYS since the emulation is off. I could turn them back on using my old keyboard if I needed to. But to swap out, I have to use the little 6 foot corded remote switch. Since I didn't know about the hotkeys when I bought this, that's not an issue. I had always intended to just use the remote switch.My SteelSeries headphones work with this just fine also. You plug the cables into the side of the IOGear.It's really not their fault that I have, I believe 3.0 USB devices and this clearly advertises it works with 2.0 USB devices, which it obviously does, because using my older ones, they work fine. So I gave this 5 stars.The tech support was awesome! Quick. I went to iogear.com and used the Contact Us link and down to the support phone number.It works and I'll update if I have any failures down the road. 5Adequate, but just barely I have one of these things connected between a Mac Mini and a Linux/Win10 box. While it is essentially functional for my purposes, I kind of hate it, and I have a difficult time recommending it to anyone. Here are my issues:-- The audio path is a joke. This KVM switch introduces so much noise into both channels that they are essentially unusable. Others have reported on this as well, so I don't think this is just a fault with my unit. I've since disconnected this switch from the audio paths of my computers and connected them to a separate two-way amplifier (this one here: Orb Audio Mini T V3 Amplifier (Black)). This amp doesn't automatically switch the audio between the two computers, you need to do it manually, but the noise is gone, and I don't mind selecting the channel by hand.-- The switch sometimes gets confused about which computer it's connected to, especially when I'm waking a computer from sleep. In this case, nothing goes to the display, and I need to press the selector button a couple of times to let the switch figure out what it needs to do. Annoying, but I can live with pressing the selector button a few times, as long as the switch actually starts working properly.-- Which, unfortunately, doesn't always happen. In my few weeks of using this switch, I've had one episode where the computer and the KVM lost USB contact altogether: upon waking my Mac, the switch gave me video signal, but wouldn't transmit any keyboard/mouse information. Regardless of whether or not I unplugged everything and plugged it back in, and switched between computers, it wouldn't work. I had to connect a different keyboard/mouse to reboot the Mac (yes, actually reboot it) for the two devices to become friends with each other again. I'd never experienced problems like this with my Mac on either of the two KVM switches it had been connected to in the past, so I'm blaming the switch for now, and hopefully the problem won't persist.-- The switch doesn't manage the display IDs between the two systems, so if you are using two computers with different resolutions, then you will find that the computers may resize their windows every time you switch between them. I don't have this issue, as my both of my computers use the same resolution, but I expect that this would be a deal-breaker for others.I've been using KVM switches for almost 20 years now -- upgrading every 3-5 years, following the technologies as they evolve -- and KVMs just seem to get less and less stable as time goes on (as technology gets "better and better"). Looking at the reviews of other DisplayPort KVM switches, it sounds like problems akin to these are epidemic, so I suspect that elegantly handling these digital signals is harder than it seems. Still, it makes me wonder why it appears that no one can do this job properly. Especially with audio. The clean switching of analog audio signals was something that was solved decades ago.If I can find another DisplayPort KVM that is guaranteed to behave competently as a KVM should, I'll buy it immediately, even at thrice the price. Until then, this KVM switch serves as an affordable stopgap, and I'll tolerate its issues for now, keeping in mind that it delivers most of its functions with enough reliability to be only occasionally frustrating. 2
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Description
  • Share 2 Computers using one keyboard, mouse, and HD monitor
  • Convenient Switching by pushbutton, hotkeys, or 3-button USB mouse
  • 1080p HD resolution; Power on Detection; Firmware Upgradeable
  • EDID support on direct HDMI connection
  • Expand USB 2.0 peripheral sharing via mouse port with a powered USB hub
  • Backed by IOGEAR's 3-year warranty and FREE lifetime technical support
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Does an alright job. In general this KVM switch seems alright. It works with my logitech M570 that is wireless with the unifying receiver, and it works with my keyboard and all of its media keys. Switching between appears to be fairly quick and the mouse seems to work right away. Not all users will have this experience though, as different devices and machines may take more or less time to reinitialize the devices.On the video front however, I'm disappointed. The whole screen is slightly blurry when compared to having the VGA cable go straight from my computer to my monitor. Not enough that it's unusable at all, but it is certainly noticeable when looking at text. My screen is 1920x1080, but it looks like it's 1600x900 scaled up or something. I'm going to try a shorter VGA cable, but I'm not sure that will solve this issue. I put a photo showing up close what it text looks like through the KVM compared to without it.---EDIT---I was flipping through my monitor settings, and one of them under focus was called "Phase." Adjusted this made the image crisp, however it seems there is a slightly different phase shift on from each computer, so I've found some middle ground where both look crisp enough. 4Main functionality works but very glitchy overall Please note, since I have learned a lot about this product since i originally purchased it, I have changed my entire original review to make it more helpful to others.I bought this item to use with a Mac Mini (with an HDMI port) and an HP laptop (with a Displayport) and a Dell Ultrasharp Monitor (with HDMI input port). On the HP Laptop, I have used a Displayport to HDMI converter from Monster Cable. The purpose for purchasing this product was to be able to use one set of keyboard and mouse and having to avoid switching between input screens on the monitor each time I wanted to work on the other computer.The product has generally performed well for the main purpose of my purchase. In fact, some reviews suggest that their wireless keyboard and mouse did not perform well. I can safely say my Logitech keyboard and mouse work just fine. I plugged in just one Logitech unifying wireless receiver on the KVM and both Mouse and Keyboard work fine with that setup. Also, the remote switch to toggle between computers works well.The product has fallen short in some areas though. I've had various problems with the KVM and below are some issues to be aware of:1. When I first set up the KVM, the colors on my monitor went awry when using my Mac and there were lines and speckles on the monitor when on the PC. These issues were resolved when I changed out my HDMI cables. So the quality of the cables and connectivity you use is important. The Iogear Installation Guide and website need to provide some information on this....along with recommendations on compatible brands.2. Sometimes the display just goes dark for a few seconds, but then returns to normal. It doesn't happen often enough to be a nuisance though, but if it happens to you, give it 10 seconds or so to recover.3. Sometimes the KVM will also switch to the other port without any input form the user. This one will boggle your mind if the computer on the other port is off - which is when this usually happens. You will think it is a case of item #2 above, but the display didn't recover. That may prompt you to go into all kinds of hijinks to fix the issue, when all you need to do is switch back to the other port.4. For some reason while the product documentation says the KVM switches automatically to the other computer when you switch one off, I haven't seen that happen for me. I still have to hit the remote switch to toggle over.5. To the extent possible, it is advisable go direct from the KVM to the peripherals without using cable couplers, extension cables and USB port Hubs. I have all of these items in use, but have found that they can cause problems. I have powered USB hubs between the keyboard and mouse on both computers. The hubs are from different manufacturers. One of the USB hubs was causing a significant delay in mouse and keyboard recognition. Switching from my Mac to PC, the mouse and KB were available immediately. In the opposite direction it took 30 seconds at least before mouse and KB were recognized. I removed the hub on the Mac side, plugged the cables directly into the Mac and and the response time normalized.6. As of today's update, I have lost my hotkey functionality. Neither sequence provided using scroll lock or ctrl work. Port switching using the mouse scroll wheel has stopped. I tried power cycling the KVM, but no change. Looked for Firmware updates, none available. Searched online for similar complaints, none found. I have a note in to Iogear Support and will report back on experience.Despite these issues, I will continue to use this KVM because I haven't seen a reasonably priced, low profile product on the market that does the same thing and the inconveniences of managing 4 pieces of keyboard/mouse and having to toggle my monitor between input screens outweigh the glitchiness of the product. It helps clear a lot of clutter and changes the process to switch between computers from a tedious one to a one button switch. I have installed the KVM under my desk and have neatly stowed the wires so it is not noticeable.If I were to change anything on the product, here's my wish list:1. Longer, more flexible, removable, lower profile cables.2. Improve the user manual3. Offer more information on the website for troubleshooting4. Fix bugs!! Release regular firmare updates that can be easily and automatically loaded on the KVMI hope this review is helpful to others as I spent a lot of time looking for something that would work with my setup and found reviews that did not fully answer my questions and left me wondering about the basic functionality - which I will say it delivers on. As well, I have spent a lot of time using and tinkering with this KVM and hope to save you some time by sharing my experience if you decide to make the purchase. 3Multiple Devices? One Mouse and Keyboard. I bought this so I could connect one mouse and keyboard (Logitech G502 and G910) to both my desktop PC and Xim 4, so I could seamlessly switch between them without constantly having to plug and unplug my peripherals. This is exactly what I needed. There is zero detectable latency, and switching between outputs is almost instant via the push-button wired remote, which will reach just about anywhere you can think of, and is small enough to be discreetly and conveniently placed. And for you gamers like me out there, yes; all keyboard and mouse functionality, including RGB lighting, macros, hotkeys, you-name-it, remains completely unaffected, as if wired directly to your PC. If I HAD to think of some cons, I would probably note that the cables are slightly heavy and cumbersome, and could cause damage over time to the plugs and/or ports you connect them to, unless you properly support them (ESPECIALLY if you aren't using the VGA plugs)... The cables are also a bit short, but that's probably just a personal problem, unique to my specific setup... Also, as some others have mentioned, it would be nice if you could use hotkeys to switch between outputs, but that, iin my opinion, is inconsequential when considering how much convenience this one little device offers.Overall, this is a well-made, handy little switch that will save you time, effort, and worn out USB ports... I highly recommend it, and will be getting another as my setup becomes more elaborate... 5Beware if one of your computers has "DisplayPort" output! Overall I like the IOGEAR 2 port switches. I have a DVI version that works simply great,which is why I bought their HDMI version when I changed a couple things around and had moreHDMI outputs and inputs than DVI. For me, buying the HDMI KVM switch was a big mistake.My IOGEAR HDMI KVM switch works perfectly fine EXCEPT for one situation, which is(unfortunately) the situation I have which I bought it to solve.I need a KVM switch so I can use my big monitor, my ergonomic keyboard, and mymain mouse whether I am working on my home desktop box, or my work laptop.Just hit the handy dandy remote KVM switch button and now I'm working on the 'other'computer. Hit it again and I'm back on the first one. Lovely.The issue is that IOGEAR doesn't WARN customers up front that their HDMI KVM switch will NOTwork if you have a DisplayPort output adapted to HDMI. And that is a BIG issue because MOSTmodern laptops (and their docking stations) ONLY have DisplayPort and VGA output. Most do NOThave HDMI output.Oddly enough, your MONITOR *will* work when the DP2HDMI adaptor is used as inputdirectly to the monitor, BUT when you plug that very same adaptor into the HDMI KVM switchinstead of directly to the monitor, the HDMI KVM will NOT send the display output to the monitor.I also did NOT like the fact that IOGEAR customer service told me that I needed to use an IOGEARDisplayPort2HDMI adaptor, instead of the 'other' brand adaptor I had. So I spent some money and waiteda few days and tried that and had exactly the same problem. Only *AFTER* that fiasco did they tell methat their HDMI switch wouldn't work with DisplayPort outputs run thru an adaptor. Apparently their first'solution' was just a longshot. Anyway, by the time I got thru all of this, my timeframe to return the producthad expired, so now it sits in a box in my computer room.Anyway, so far as I can tell, this is an issue with ALL <$200 HDMI KVM switches, not just IOGEAR.PS: One "solution" is to use a DVI KVM switch. With a DVI switch, you can have an adaptor betweenthe KVM switch and ALL the inputs and outputs. It handles a DP2DVI adaptor output perfectly fine!The only issue you *might* have (depending on the number of adaptor plugs, and their quality) is that everyfew hours of use, your monitor will fade to black, stay black for 2-3 seconds, and then come back up.You can reduce or eliminate this issue by using adaptor *cables* instead of adaptor 'plugs'. EG: Use acable with a DVI connector on one end, and a DisplayPort connector on the other. The more 'connections'you have, the more resistance is in the system, and the more likely you'll get the 2-3 second fadeouts. 3Great KVM! I recently purchased this KVM and I thought I would share a couple of items about it. This is a very good KVM and I am very happy about my purchase. I have listed below some of the things that I wondered about or discovered or did with the KVM that may be of value for you as you evaluate the different brands and models available.1). It never shows the cable ends in any of the pictures. Each cable has 2 USB connectors and one VGA connector. The manual even goes so far as to show PS2 connectors which is not the case.2). One of my PC's only had an HDMI video port. I contemplated getting an HDMI KVM setup, but instead I went with this model and purchased a HDMI to VGA converter cable. Works great!3). I have a Logitech cordless mouse and keyboard that operate from a single USB connection. I was wondering because of the separate Keyboard and Mouse USB connectors if this would be a problem. But I plugged the USB nano-receiver into one of the ports and only plugged one of the USB cables into each PC, and everything works great!4). If both PC's are off and you turn one of them on, by default it displays Computer 1 and the keyboard & mouse are sent to computer 1, even if you turn on computer 2 first. No big deal, as I switched which PC I had connected to which port so the one I use all the time is connected as Computer 1.A solid piece of computer equipment that I will use for a long time! 5AWESOME! Dual view GCS1942 works perfectly with Nvidia GTX-970 and dual LG 32" 4k/60HZ monitors! THE GCS1942 ($433) IS THE ONE TO GET IF YOU HAVE DUAL 4K MONITORS!I recently upgraded my Win10 PC to a pair of LG 32" 4K monitors, which have DisplayPort inputs, and this $433 (OUCH!) IOGear GCS1942 DisplayPort KVM. My previous setup was a pair of 27" WQHD monitors with DVI-D inputs, and used an older IOGear DIV-D KVM which is also a dual-view KVM. I can then run two computers with dual monitors.So, I tried FOUR other KVM's, and had issues all around. Issues like the monitors "forgetting" window locations, monitors powering down, monitors not being recognized, proper resolutions and refresh rates not being recognizable, poor video quality, and having to try adapters to connect everything. I spent DAYS messing with settings, drivers, adapters, resetting everything, clean installing everything ... what a hassle. I returned them all.Due to the reliability of my old IOGear KVM, which is easily 10 years old, I decided to suck it up and spend the $433 for this new version. Long story short, this KVM is worth every penny!!!Computers:* Custom PC with GTX-970 which has a single DisplayPort and single HDMI output. I had to buy an active adapter for my GTX-970's HDMI port.* A 2019 Dell laptop for work, with a USB-C Dell D6000 docking port, with two DisplayPort outputs.Results:YES, I WOULD BUY THIS AGAIN even though it was $433 - it is worth every penny.PROS:* Very good quality, just like my old IOGear KVM. Big metal housing, clearly labelled ports, easy to use.* 4 DisplayPort cables included! All you need are the DP cables to your monitors.* Proper support of 4K 60Hz resolutions, which looks flawless on my LG 32" 4K monitors.* Familiar (at least for me) hotkey operation, the same as my old IOGear KVM. Just press [scroll lock][scroll lock][enter] and you switch to the next PC.* This KVM supports the "monitor is powered on" protocol when disconnected. This is VERY important - it means that when you switch from one PC to the next, and then come back, all your windows are in the same place, the resolution is the same, and it's PERFECT.* Supports wireless keyboard and mouse. Do NOT believe the IOGear support folks who say you need a wired keyboard or their IOGear keyboard. I am using an HP wireless keyboard and mouse, which is 5-6 years old, and I simply plugged the wireless USB nubs into the appropriate ports on the back of the KVM. If you plug them into the "standard" USB port, then it will NOT work, so pay attention!CONS:* Switching PC's takes about 2-3 seconds, instead of the 1-2 seconds of my old KVM. Horrors! LOL. :)* It is pretty big, so check the measurements. I put mine on a shelf behind my monitors so I don't see it and don't care.* The cables are only 4' or 5' long. Adding an extra foot or two length would have been helpful for me, but that is most because I have an antique desk and have to run the cables out my PC, under the back wall, then 4' up to the top or a raised shelf on the back.* It's $433! I hate paying that much money, but then again my last one lasted 10+ years and I use it every day for work. Plus, this works FLAWLESSLY. I figure it's worth it. 5If you have a laptop or multi-monitor, get GCS932UB instead Had to return this item because it lacks the EDID feature that pretends the monitor is still connected when switching away from a computer. Both my MacBook Pro and Windows PC were moving the desktop and resize windows every time I switched away from them because in both machines the desktop is setup to span 2 monitors. The GCS922U disconnects the monitor when switching, thus causing the computer to automatically move the desktop to the other, still connected monitor. If the resolution of the primary and secondary display aren't exactly the same, the application windows automatically resize and reposition. Arrg!It has only one USB cord to each computer so it merges the keyboard and mouse inputs like a hub before sending to the computer. This may or may not be a good thing for you. I think it's agnostic about what goes into the 2 USB ports and it worked fine with my wireless mouse.I replaced the above unit with the very similar IO Gear GCS932UB ($20 more) because it has the EDID feature. No problems with things moving and resizing anymore. Be aware that this model has the Mouse Emulation feature defaulted to the on position and if you have anything other than an ancient mouse you will likely need to turn the feature off (via keyboard commands) before your mouse will work. My wireless M705 mouse was dead until I turned off the feature.Unlike the GSC922U that led you to this review, the better GCS932UB unit requires the keyboard go into one port and the mouse in another. Using a wireless keyboard/mouse combo with a single USB dongle might be tricky. Read other reviews to see if others can help sort this out for you.Overall I don't recommend the GSC922U unless you have non-laptop (or laptop configured as cloned desktop, same resolution as monitor) single-monitor computers running identical desktop resolutions. Try unplugging and replugging your monitor to each computer with a bunch of windows open and see if anything changes. If anything shifts, the extra $20 for the GCS932UB will be well worth it. 2Works well--if you turn off mouse *and* keyboard emulation (instructions below) After hooking everything up my mouse would not work properly... It seemed as though it was detecting my mouse movements as scroll wheel events which was just plain wacky. My first troubleshooting maneuver was to disable mouse emulation ([Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [m] [Enter]) and it corrected the problem.Later, after using the KVM for a couple hours I noticed some oddities with my keyboard's multimedia keys and it would occasionally miss some of my keystrokes (I type *very* fast). So I disabled the keyboard emulation feature ([Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [n] [Enter]) and it corrected that problem.So here's my take: IOGear should have done a better job with the mouse/keyboard emulation modes (which are really only necessary if you have finicky hardware) but other than that the product works as advertised. My LG IPS display looks great @1920x1080 resolution (no HDMI bandwidth-related issues to report).I really appreciated the keystroke combination that types out the current settings ([Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] [F4] [Enter]). Wish my last KVM had that feature.I have nothing to say about HDMI audio or the built-in audio ports as I do not use those features.EDIT 04/25/2013: After using this KVM for ~4 months now I am happy to say that it is still running very well. We had a brief brownout/power issue one point and the KVM started behaving strangely shortly thereafter but the problem was easily corrected by simply unplugging all USB connections for a few seconds before plugging them back in (to force power cycle the KVM).For reference, here's what the KVM reports for my settings (which are working great):hotkey:[scroll lock],[scroll lock]os setting:port1 pcport2 pcgaming mode offmouse emulation disabledmouse port switching disabledkb language layout:port1 englishport2 english 4Got it to work with Corsair Strafe Gaming Keyboard, Logitech G300s Gaming Mouse, and SteelSeries Headphones - with Tweaks I have a GCS62HU IOGEAR 2-port HDMI Cable KVM Switch with audio and microphone support.I have a Corsair Strafe Keyboard which is backlit.I have a Logitech G300s Mouse.This did not work with my newer keyboard and mouse.I called IOGear tech support.He had me put on an older keyboard and older mouse. (I'm speculating the difference might be 3.0 vs 2.0 USB from what I've read about the Corsair elsewhere.)The other keyboard and mouse work great with the IOGear.He had me type:Scroll Lock + Scroll Lock + M + EnterThis turns off the mouse emulation, allowing it to work with the newer mouse.I typed:Scroll Lock + scroll Lock + N + Enter to turn off the keyboard emulation.He had me open a word doc (or notepad) and type:Scroll Lock + Scroll Lock + F4 + Enterwhich causes the specs of the setup to print onto the document. Thus showing the mouse emulation was off.The keyboard lit up, but didn't work.He suggested that the Corsair with the backlit keys takes a lot of power. I said I had read if I use a USB Hub and plug into that instead, that it works.So he had me plug my USB Hub into the Mouse port of the IOGear (there are little pictures of a keyboard and a mouse on the underside of the IO Gear.) He suggested a POWERED USB Hub, but mine is not powered. We tried it anyway.And the keyboard works.I can no longer use the Scroll lock keyboard keys as HOTKEYS since the emulation is off. I could turn them back on using my old keyboard if I needed to. But to swap out, I have to use the little 6 foot corded remote switch. Since I didn't know about the hotkeys when I bought this, that's not an issue. I had always intended to just use the remote switch.My SteelSeries headphones work with this just fine also. You plug the cables into the side of the IOGear.It's really not their fault that I have, I believe 3.0 USB devices and this clearly advertises it works with 2.0 USB devices, which it obviously does, because using my older ones, they work fine. So I gave this 5 stars.The tech support was awesome! Quick. I went to iogear.com and used the Contact Us link and down to the support phone number.It works and I'll update if I have any failures down the road. 5Adequate, but just barely I have one of these things connected between a Mac Mini and a Linux/Win10 box. While it is essentially functional for my purposes, I kind of hate it, and I have a difficult time recommending it to anyone. Here are my issues:-- The audio path is a joke. This KVM switch introduces so much noise into both channels that they are essentially unusable. Others have reported on this as well, so I don't think this is just a fault with my unit. I've since disconnected this switch from the audio paths of my computers and connected them to a separate two-way amplifier (this one here: Orb Audio Mini T V3 Amplifier (Black)). This amp doesn't automatically switch the audio between the two computers, you need to do it manually, but the noise is gone, and I don't mind selecting the channel by hand.-- The switch sometimes gets confused about which computer it's connected to, especially when I'm waking a computer from sleep. In this case, nothing goes to the display, and I need to press the selector button a couple of times to let the switch figure out what it needs to do. Annoying, but I can live with pressing the selector button a few times, as long as the switch actually starts working properly.-- Which, unfortunately, doesn't always happen. In my few weeks of using this switch, I've had one episode where the computer and the KVM lost USB contact altogether: upon waking my Mac, the switch gave me video signal, but wouldn't transmit any keyboard/mouse information. Regardless of whether or not I unplugged everything and plugged it back in, and switched between computers, it wouldn't work. I had to connect a different keyboard/mouse to reboot the Mac (yes, actually reboot it) for the two devices to become friends with each other again. I'd never experienced problems like this with my Mac on either of the two KVM switches it had been connected to in the past, so I'm blaming the switch for now, and hopefully the problem won't persist.-- The switch doesn't manage the display IDs between the two systems, so if you are using two computers with different resolutions, then you will find that the computers may resize their windows every time you switch between them. I don't have this issue, as my both of my computers use the same resolution, but I expect that this would be a deal-breaker for others.I've been using KVM switches for almost 20 years now -- upgrading every 3-5 years, following the technologies as they evolve -- and KVMs just seem to get less and less stable as time goes on (as technology gets "better and better"). Looking at the reviews of other DisplayPort KVM switches, it sounds like problems akin to these are epidemic, so I suspect that elegantly handling these digital signals is harder than it seems. Still, it makes me wonder why it appears that no one can do this job properly. Especially with audio. The clean switching of analog audio signals was something that was solved decades ago.If I can find another DisplayPort KVM that is guaranteed to behave competently as a KVM should, I'll buy it immediately, even at thrice the price. Until then, this KVM switch serves as an affordable stopgap, and I'll tolerate its issues for now, keeping in mind that it delivers most of its functions with enough reliability to be only occasionally frustrating. 2
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