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Linkskey LKU-S02ASK KVM Switch - 2-Port, USB and Audio, with Cables

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Linkskey LKU-S02ASK KVM Switch - 2-Port, USB and Audio, with Cables
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Rating: 9.24/10
With 18 User Reviews

Review Date: 04/02/10
hooked it up and it works great.

Review Date: 02/02/10
I bought this to connect a Vista machine to a dual boot machine that has windows 98 and 2000. I must say it was a snap to get this up and running. The only thing I recomend is to get the one with USB and have both USB mouse and keyboard. Do not even attempt to use an adapter to go from a PS2 to USB it is a waist of time. I had anothe r brand that was PS2 and it gave me bad video. This one on USB is GREAT
Tigerdirect fan

Review Date: 01/05/10
Excellent product, great price!

Review Date: 12/21/09
Item is exactly as described. I've been using this for 3 days on one XP machine and one Windows 7 machine. Switch works well. No problems noticed at all. Directions could be a little clearer on the need to connect the usb connectors which are on the same cable as the video connectors since that is how the switch gets its power to operate. Even the audio sharing works well.

Review Date: 10/15/09
So far this product suits my needs. Installation and use is very simple.

Review Date: 10/08/09
Overall the unit is ok. I have used it for a few weeks and it works as advertised. My problem is that they did not build to be able to switch back from my MAC. I have to use the buttons rather then a keyboard sequence. I would prefer to have the unit under the desk and not clutter my desk with all the cables, but it has to sit front and center so I can push a button to switch back from my MAC.

Review Date: 08/24/09
performs exactly as advertised, set up was quick and simple, absolutely no lag time with wireless mouse and keyboard, best value for the price!

Review Date: 05/21/09
Initially it did not recognize my keyboard and mouse. I had to power down the 2 PCs, then power up each one. Since then, everything has been great.

Review Date: 05/19/09
Very easy to setup and use. Switches between 2 computers easily.

Review Date: 05/15/09
I bought this for a user who just transitioned to a new job and they wanted to keep their old computer in their new work area where there was another PC. KVM worked great for about a week, then user started complaining that is was locking up and not allowing them to switch back and forth using the buttons on the unit. I ended up returning the unit and am looking for something higher quality. I'm not going to knock the device, as I never personally used it, but if I was spending my own money, I would look for something higher quality...which will cost more, but saves you a lot of hassle in the end.

Review Date: 05/13/09
I needed to have help switching my monitor, keyboard and mouse between two computers. When I was told about KVM switches (I had never heard of them before) I went on line to Tigerdirect and starting reading the product descriptions and reviews. I decided on this Linkskey KVM switch. It was easy to install and has worked perfectly for me so I am completely satisfied. I received it two days after ordering it.

Review Date: 04/04/09
When I decided to get a KVM switch I read as many reviews as I could on different brands. The most stars were given to this Linkskey, so I went ahead and purchased one. It worked as well as other reviewers stated it would, but what really bought me, as a previous reviewer mentioned, was the fact that it works flawlessly with Logitech combo sets (keyboard-mouse, one USB connector). I haven't found the automatic switching feature a previous reviewer claims but I am really happy with this purchase.

Review Date: 03/17/09
I read many reviews while looking for a KVM switch that said that they don't work with USB cordless mouse and keyboard combos and particularly would not work with Logitech, and Logitech's own web site says that KVM switches don't work with their units. I hooked this unit up on my 2 EMachine computers, using the Logitech Wave Cordless Duo, and it worked immediately. The mouse connected by plugging the USB reciever into the KVM switch, and it also works by leaving it plugged into the single USB reciever that comes with the Logitech combo. I did have to reinstall the Logitech program on the second computer to get the Set Point software to work properly. When I first turned on each computer, I turned the mouse off, turned it back on and pressed the connection button, at this point, each computer found the hardware. So far I am impressed with the ease of use of this product. The only con with it is the connection points on all 4 sides, making it a little awkward to set up on your desk.

Review Date: 02/11/09
I had always respected the Belkin name. So much so that when I had problems getting my Belkin Flip KVM to work, I assumed I was doing something wrong. I spent unbelievable hours trying to figure out my mistake. Finally, I thought I would try a different switch. It was then I started reading reviews and found out that many other people were having the same problem with Belkin. After a careful assessment of product specs, prices, and customer reviews, I decided on this Linkskey switch. Not only is it cheaper, it worked immediately with no problems what-so-ever. What a joy when a product does what it says it will.

Review Date: 02/03/09
Not sure whether it's a hw issue or a VMWare issue. Switch works awesome when working on regular operating systems. However, my PC#2 exists to run VMWare images. Switch keeps flipping back to PC1 all by itself. It doesn't like vmware AT ALL! I removed the sw switching and turned off the USB detection in vmware and got the same results. I'm looking for a different solution now.

Review Date: 11/14/08
I was a bit reluctant to make this purchase, the company name was pretty similar to another company that I have had negative experience with. However, after checking the responses from other users, I made the purchase. It was every bit as easy to set up as they said, and it works flawlessly. The only problem I had was with trying to use a PS2 to USB adapter. When the USB keyboard that I ordered, arrived, everything was great. I'm lovin' it.

Review Date: 02/14/08
One Word - Awesome. I took the device out of the box and plugged it in. It worked flawlessly. I am using the switch on an AMD Duron 1.1 GHz machine running Win 2k Pro and an AMD Athlon 1.2 GHZ running Linux Ubuntu - Gutsy Gibbon and the KDE 4.0 (Gutsy) OS. Can't be two less compatible OSes. The closest thing to a problem is that I have to click harder than normal on the mouse buttons in Linux

Review Date: 02/13/08
just what I needed, easy install, easy to use, works even when one pc has been powered down and you forget to switch!! would reccomend to others.
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Product Features

Linkskey LKU-S02ASK KVM Switch
The Linkskey LKU-S02ASK Slim Palmtop USB KVM Switch is a 2-port compact USB KVM Switch with Audio and Mic switching function. The console USB allows you to use USB keyboard and mouse. Linkskey LKU-S02ASK gives you access, control, boot and reboot two USB-enabled multimedia computers with only one USB keyboard, one mouse, one monitor and optional speaker set and microphone.

Win-based Switching Software Support on PC
The Linkskey LKU-S02ASK also provides a Win-based Switching Software that shows you the current active PC and allows you to select PC as well as configure keyboard hotkeys. It appears as an icon on the system tray of your Window desktop, and will change its number icon upon switching to show the active PC port. Using this small client software, KVM users get the utmost convenience.

Audio and Microphone Switching Offers Uninterrupted Multimedia Experience
The audio and microphone switching function of Linkskey LKU-S02ASK allows you to leverage the multimedia systems on each of your computers. You can monitor the audio/mic input/output of each computer without plugging on and off the audio/mic cables. User can also choose to use either independent/simultaneous switching of both PC channel and audio/microphone channel for their maximum convenience. And it takes only one set of speaker and microphone instead of one set for each computer. Furthermore, it offers user-programmable simultaneous/independent PC and audio/mic switching function for flexible multimedia and KVM Switching operation.

USB Interface Compatibility for Multi-Platform Support
The USB interface technology offers multi-platform support for PC, Macintosh G3/G4 and iMAC. [The KVM Switching Software client supports only Windows platforms].

A Closer Look


  • 2-port Slim Palmtop USB Audio & Mic KVM Switch
  • Support USB Keyboard and USB Mouse
  • USB 1.1 Specification compliant
  • Supports PC Port Switching
  • Supports Audio and Microphone Switching
  • Supoorts Switching Software (Windows Only)
  • Supports Hot-plugging without Powering down
  • User Definable Hotkeys
  • LED for easy status monitoring
  • Supports High VGA Resolution up to 2048 x 1536
  • USB Interface Power

What's Included

  • 1x 2-port Slim Palmtop USB KVM Switch
  • 1x Utility CD-Rom (with Switching Software)
  • 1x Quick Installation Guide
  • 2x Integrated Cable
  • 2x 3.5mm Audio Cable

Product Specifications

PC Connectors2 x HDB 15-pin (For PC Video) 2 x USB-Mini-B Audio/Mic (For PC Sound)
Console Connectors1 x HDB 15-pin (For Monitor) 2 x USB Type A (For Keyboard & Mouse) 1 x 3.5mm Audio Jack (For Speakers) 1 x 3.5mm Mic Jack (For Microphone)
Computer Connections2 Computer Connections
Monitor Connections1 Monitor Connection
Video Resolution2048 x 1536
PC SelectionPush button / Hotkeys / Switching Software
Dimensions3.8" x 2.4" x 1.0"
Audio Featureswith Audio
Power FeaturesUSB Interface Power
USB Featureswith USB support
Features2-port Slim Palmtop USB Audio & Mic KVM SwitchSupport USB Keyboard and USB MouseUSB 1.1 Specification compliantSupports PC Port SwitchingSupports Audio and Microphone SwitchingSupports Hot-plugging without Powering downUser Definable HotkeysLED for easy status monitoring
Package ContentsKVM SwitchDriver Disk2 x Video/USB Cables2 x Audio Cables

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