I am looking to do another wave of upgrading my work from home setup. I am looking to tackle configuring a home laptop (older MacBook) and a work laptop (new USBC MacBook) to one monitor, one mouse, and one keyboard.
Technically I have the 2-usb “with hotkey” version because I don’t think the no-hotkey one existed when I bought it. Pretty sure it is (or was, when I bought it) the cheapest 4K KVM on Amazon, but it works fine. Even with the hotkey support, it doesn’t replace the keyboard with some generic driver (i.e. my computer can still see that my keyboard is a Southpaw Fullsize with it plugged into the switch).
I ended up pulling the trigger on this guy. Thanks! I was looking at an older model that was a little cheaper, but it sounds like the USB ports didn’t really work for mechanical keyboards. Kinda need that!
Just an FYI for anyone who might be looking for a new monitor and kvm. I recently purchased the Gigabyte M27Q. It has a built in KVM. I currently have my gaming PC and Macbook connected to it. The monitor has a button to switch between devices and so far it works flawlessly. Also the price is great for what you’re getting. I’d highly recommend if it fits your needs.
Picked up the KVM and installed it. It is nice, only disappointment is that the model that is supposed to work with fancier mouse and keyboards, still doesn’t work.
I have to plug a usb hub into the one USB2.0 port and then plug my keyboard and Logitech Master mouse into that. Dongle city over here! I just find it weird for the price of this device, the usb ports seem to be where they cheaped out…
I also found out that with MacOS, you can control the volume (increase/decrease) if you route it over HDMI Makes the audio out of the KVM kind of useless, although that is not the devices fault.