There is an increasing desire to operate two computers simultaneously and a simple way to share peripherals is needed. Saving you precious time, this device can help keep your work space clean and organized. This switch allows for the sharing of one or more devices between two computers, including through a USB hub.
This Sabrent (USB-USS4) USB 2.0 Sharing Switch gives you the ability to operate four computers with a click of a button. The ability to seamlessly switch peripherals between computers can save you precious time. This device can help keep your work space clean and organized.
This allows sharing one or more devices between four computers, including even connecting a USB hub for sharing even more devices between four computers. Blue LEDs show you exactly which computer you are connected to for easy distinction. Plug & Play, and no additional drivers are needed to start using this device. (note: connected devices may require their own drives)
This USB 3.0 sharing switch gives you the ability to operate two computers with a click of a button. Featuring Plug & Play compatibility no additional drivers are needed to start using this device. We know in this day and age operating two computers simultaneously without having to use separate devices is needed. Saving you precious time this device and technology in one can help keep your workspace clean and organized. This allows sharing a single device between two computers or even connecting a USB hub for sharing multiple devices between two computers. Powered Blue LEDs show you exactly which computer you are connected to for easy distinction. Access data on two separate computers through the same USB shared port.
This USB 3.0 sharing switch gives you the ability to operate two computers with a click of a button. Featuring Plug & Play compatibility no additional drivers are needed to start using this device. We know in this day and age operating two computers simultaneously without having to use separate devices is needed. Saving you precious time this device and technology in one can help keep your work space clean and organized. This allows sharing a single device between two computers or even connecting a USB hub for sharing multiple devices between two computers. Powered Blue LED's show you exactly which computer you are connected to for easy distinction. Access data on two separate computers through the same USB shared port. Features:* Plug & Play for Easy Setup and Use (requires no additional drivers) * Single Button For Swapping Computer Systems * Hub Compatible for Multiple Peripherals * LED Indicators to Distinguish Computers * Data Transfer Speeds Up To 5Gbps * Offers The An All-USB KVM Solution System requirements: * Available USB 3.0 Port * Two Computer Systems For Swapping * USB 2.0 Peripheral Such as Keyboard, Mouse, USB Graphics Adapter* Operating System - Wind
I connect my laptops (one at a time) to a keyboard, mouse, monitors, etc. using a Dell USB 3 C docking station. The solution works great. However, to switch from my work machine to the personal laptop I have to pull the plug from one, and connect to the other. This can be a pain when I need to switch back and forth many times a day.
I'm looking a for a switch that can be deployed that will easily facilitate the change over with either keystrokes, or a physical button press. While this seems relatively simple, I have yet to locate a product that can do the job.
@MattPaisley I don't think what you're looking for exists. Right now even basic USB-C cables don't even have the same capabilities around how much power they can carry, what levels of USB 3.1 they support (Gen 1 or Gen 2), whether they support carrying video, etc. Then there's the issue that sometimes extending the total cable run can compromise the ability to carry certain signal types. For example, as of this writing, USB-C cables that support up to 100W Power Delivery and USB 3.1 Gen 2 are limited to 3 feet max. I suppose in theory you could have an \"active\" powered switch that supported all of this, but again I haven't seen anything along those lines.But if you're not trying to use the laptop's built-in display while docked, couldn't you simply stack the two laptops one on top of the other while the lids are closed That would seemingly give you a pretty quick way to move the cable between systems as needed, especially if both systems had their USB-C connectors on the same side.
@MattPaisley Actually hold on a second. You say you have a 7290 and an E7470 and you're using a \"Dell USB 3 C\" docking station. That is an ambiguous description. What exact dock model are you using As far as I can tell, the E7470 doesn't have a USB-C port, which would seem to rule out USB-C docks. If you have a USB 3.0 dock that uses a USB-A \"regular USB\" connection (in which case the dock wouldn't be able to charge the attached system), then there are indeed USB switches you can use. They support being connected to multiple source systems (typically 2 or 4) and then offer some number of peripheral ports, and then any peripherals connected to the peripheral ports would be switched back and forth between source systems when you toggled between them. Here are some examples from IOGear, which is well known for KVM switches. If you have a dock that uses a regular USB port, then you could connect the dock to a peripheral port of this switch and connect your systems to the source system ports.
A USB switch selector, also known more simply as a USB switch, is a small hub device that has multiple USB ports for other gadgets. For example, a USB switch can connect a webcam, a keyboard and mouse, monitor, and printer together.
You can connect the keyboard and mouse to one monitor and then switch control over to another device. You can also connect multiple computers and a USB driver via a switch to share information across the devices.
Something you should consider when shopping for a USB switch is what type of USB ports it supports. The most commonly supported ports are USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. The latter is the superior version as it has a better transfer rate than the previous.
If you want a Sabrent switcher that can support more computers, then you should check out their USB 2.0 Sharing Switch. It can support up to four different computers and share data from four different USB devices.
Now we have the 2-Port USB DisplayPort Cable KVM Switch from IOGEAR. A KVM, or Keyboard-Video-Mouse, a switch is a special type of USB switcher that lets you control multiple computers from a single workstation.
This particular switcher only supports USB 2.0, making it one of the slower ones, but it makes up for this by supporting a ton of audio/video interfaces. As the product can tell you, the IOGEAR supports DisplayPort.
In addition to USB, it can transmit HDMI at a resolution of up to 4K at 30Hz. The final noteworthy feature is the operating system support. You can connect the AIMOS switcher to a Windows Vista computer and Chrome OS and have it work just fine.
The most expensive switcher on this list has to go to this HDMI KVM Switch 4 Port device from xisiweier. The price tag is arguably worth it for what the device can give you. For starters, it supports USB 3.0 for fast upload speeds.
If you've ever found yourself switching between two computing devices, such as a home desktop and a work-issued laptop, then you've probably felt the pain of jumping back and forth between two keyboards and two different screens. KVM switches make that process painless. Unlike a dock, a KVM switch remains plugged into both your computers all the time. You don't need to mess with cables. Just press a button on the switch to swap your peripherals from computer #1 to computer #2.
Basic KVM switches have two to four USB ports and let you share a keyboard and mouse, a printer, a USB thumb drive, a webcam and headset, or other peripherals. If you want to share an external hard drive between two computers for backing up or transferring data, a USB KVM switch can help with that too, though you'll often need to plug either the drive or the switch into a power source. More expensive KVM switches will allow you to connect two computers (or a computer and a gaming console) to one display.
The Ablewe HDMI USB KVM switch, which shares a monitor and two USB peripherals, supports 4K display at 60Hz, 4K at 30HZ, 3D, and 1080p, as well as lower resolutions. The only caveat is that you need to set both computers to display at the same resolution. It also accepts a variety of input devices or signal sources that use HDMI, including the Nintendo Switch, the PS4, the PS5, and the Xbox One.
The perfectly simple Aimos HDMI KVM Switch lets you share a single HDMI monitor between two computers. This switch supports 4K resolution at 3840 by 2160 pixels at 30Hz, and supports 3D displays at 1080P or lower resolutions.
If you want to share a DisplayPort monitor between two devices, the IOGEAR 2-port USB DisplayPort KVM Switch (model GCS52DP) is a terrific choice. This USB-powered switch comes ready with built-in cables and supports 4K resolutions of 4096 by 2160 pixels at 30Hz. Full 2.1 audio support lets you connect headphones and a microphone for listening to music and joining online meetings. Hide the switch box anywhere and use the push-button remote (attached by a 6-foot cable) to swap peripherals between the two connected computers.
The Kswllo Switcher Selector is a driver-free USB 3.0 switch that lets two computers share four USB peripherals. Like many of the less-expensive KVM switches in this list, the Kswllo requires an external 5V adapter (not included) if you need to power an external hard drive or any other power-hungry device. 1e1e36bf2d