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Belkin KVM Switch (PS2) with Audio and Cables £11.52 delivered @ Big Pockets
Belkin KVM Switch (PS2) with Audio and Cables £11.52 delivered @ Big Pockets

Belkin KVM Switch (PS2) with Audio and Cables £11.52 delivered @ Big Pockets

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By far the cheapest KVM switch solution I've found and its a quality make (Belkin).

Bought one of these myself and it works a treat :-) Now got one Keyboard & Monitor for 2 PC's :-) Its a Europrean version, but as no power supply is needed it makes no difference. Comes boxed as new (if a little dusty).

You need the KVM switch for £4.19 plus 2 x SOHO cable sets for £1.19 ea, P&P (£4.95 unless you buy something from their free shipping section) takes the total deal to £11.52 delivered.

They also do 3m cable sets for £2.69 ea if you need a longer run.

Recommend putting KVM into their search option for the full list.

Part numbers for the £11.52 deal are :

KVM Switch : BELKIN-01117
Cable set : BELKIN-01283

Optional 3m cable set : BELKIN-01076

21 Comments

If it'd been USB I'd be interested, shame

I've tried a (cheap) KVM switch before, but it created an unacceptable degradation in video image quality. What's the image quality like on this device?

Original Poster

Mine works fine, no Noticable degredation of signal on my system at all.

Might come in handy, thanks :thumbsup:

This is coming up at £4.19 for me and £8.59 delivered price:thumbsup:
oops sorry, didn't see the cable bit

]synergy is a decent software alternative.

This review is posted on the BigPockets site:
"Forget the description there is no dvi here its the ps2 and vga version in a french box but it works fine and is a nice bit of kit."

Lack of DVI kills this for me.

I used to use a KVM but wanted to get rid of the cables so I use Windows "Remote Desktop Connection" instead.

I am unfortunate enough to use one of these at work and must say they are frustratingly bad. I need to flick to and fro a few times to get it to work properly. We use around 150 of the supposed server grade ones (rack mount 24 port) in our datacenters and they are the pits. Technically these work, but badly when you flick often.

"Belkin" is not a quality brand - a lot of the stuff they make is cheap crap with various flaws, either in software, build quality or component choice.

"Belkin" is just a well-known brand, but it's certainly not synonymous with quality. Some of their stuff is usable - I use one of their USB KVMs which works fine aside from the keyboard hotkey feature screwing up, meaning that the USB keyboard port is unusable. I also use a Belkin PS/2 switch which has worked fine for many years. Some Belkin stuff is just crap, though - i.e. "high-speed" ADSL cables with wires twisted completely randomly or not at all, and I tried a different Belkin KVM at work which had lots of bugs.

Having said all that, a lot of Belkin kit does the job fine with little fuss, but the same could be said about virtually every other OEM Chinese product.

I got a Belkin PS/2 KVM Switch for £2.97 in PC World.

Cold from me.

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peodude;8336553

I got a Belkin PS/2 KVM Switch for £2.97 in PC World.Cold from me.



Where, when, how?

Oriana the Quiet;8337073

Where, when, how?



Sely Oak, Birmingham

About a month ago

Just hanging on the shelf as a Clearance, next to the USB one for £40

Many thanks. I was just on the phone to my sister talking about using two PC's with one monitor etc. and suggested a KVM but at normally about £40 they were too expensive. Looked on here just what she needs for less than £12, ordered..:-D

15 posts on and i still have no idea what a kvm switch is :?

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Oriana the Quiet;8337073

Where, when, how?



peodude;8337116

Sely Oak, BirminghamAbout a month agoJust hanging on the shelf as a … Sely Oak, BirminghamAbout a month agoJust hanging on the shelf as a Clearance, next to the USB one for £40



Thanks! :thumbsup:

austinc;8338570

15 posts on and i still have no idea what a kvm switch is :?



A KVM switch (with KVM being an abbreviation for Keyboard, Video or Visual Display Unit, Mouse) is a hardware device that allows a user to control multiple computers from a single keyboard, video monitor and mouse. Although multiple computers are connected to the KVM, typically a smaller number of computers can be controlled at any given time. Modern devices have also added the ability to share USB devices and speakers with multiple computers.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…tch

I have a belkin KVM, and old one, but it was new when it started the following problem. When switching from one pc another, after going back the the original, the mouse wouldn't work. Very frustrating.

I have a couple of questions

Currently i have two PCs connected to my monitor as it accepts more than one DVI input. I only want the KVM switch to enable me to use the same mouse and keyboard for both PCs

Will this item still work if i only use the keyboard and mouse ports and do not use the vga monitor port?

Will i retain the use of all the many buttons i have on my mouse? Its only a cheap a4tech mouse but has several buttons which are programmed to perform useful functions.

Thank you

sparkzilla;8343645

I have a couple of questions Currently i have two PCs connected to my … I have a couple of questions Currently i have two PCs connected to my monitor as it accepts more than one DVI input. I only want the KVM switch to enable me to use the same mouse and keyboard for both PCsWill this item still work if i only use the keyboard and mouse ports and do not use the vga monitor port?Will i retain the use of all the many buttons i have on my mouse? Its only a cheap a4tech mouse but has several buttons which are programmed to perform useful functions.Thank you


Yes, but you'd be better off just plugging both PC's video outputs into the KVM and then just plugging that into the monitor. That way when you change the keyboard and mouse output, you also change the monitor output.

306maxi;8348088

Yes, but you'd be better off just plugging both PC's video outputs into … Yes, but you'd be better off just plugging both PC's video outputs into the KVM and then just plugging that into the monitor. That way when you change the keyboard and mouse output, you also change the monitor output.



Thanks for the help

The only reason i don't want to use this to manage my video is i have DVI outputs from my PCs and DVI inputs into the monitor, so don't want to loose signal converting to VGA. Ideally i would want a DVI KVM, but these cost more. I will be happy switching the monitor separately to the KVM, i just wanted to make sure my mouse would work.

Thanks
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