So this is my first review on OCAU. It may not be in the right forum. It may not even make sense. Please be gentle. In [thread=520482]another thread[/thread] I mentioned that I had found a DVI/USB KVM which would do 1920x1200 and would post my opinion about it once it had arrived. Well it's arrived and I've been playing with it for a little while now. Here's what I've found so far. [size=+2]Why a KVM? Why not...[/size] The story starts way back, well actually not that long ago. I bought a Dell 2407. It was good. It was really good. It was sooo much better than my crappy old CRT that it wasn't funny. Anyway the monitor was too good just to attach to one PC. I wanted to share it between my laptop (PowerBook G4) and desktop (A64 PC running Ubuntu and WinXP). I had gotten used to the screen sharing arrangement with my old KVM. Unfortunately it was no longer really up to the task of switching the 2407 mainly because it capped out at 1600x1200, was VGA only, and suffered some other minor problems. So for a while there I was using it as a KM switcher only and using the input select button on the 2407 to switch the display. This got annoying really fast, mainly because the 2407 has so many damn inputs that it can take ages to cycle back around to the one you want. And I tend to switch back and forth a lot. Must be the ADD. Remote desktop is out because it doesn't bring Teh Snappy. So I went on the hunt for a KVM that was up to the task. I have a Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro (USB only) and an IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0. [size=+2]The Uniclass DVI 202-SK, or possibly 202-AU[/size] The KVM I bought (from my new friends at Price Point Computers) is known amongst many local retailers as the Uniclass DVI-202-SK. If you go to the Uniclass website it is called the DVI 202-AU, and the DVI 202-SK is actually a different model (with a PS/2 console). In short, it's a bit confusing. But there is only one 2-port DVI/USB KVM from Uniclass so if you make sure you order that one you should be alright. According to some other random person on the internet, the Uniclass is actually a re-badged, or more likely OEM, Avocent SwitchView. This is also available locally but it's about $400. The uniclass on the other hand is a bargain at $160. As we shall see. [size=+2]Whatsit Look Like Then?[/size] The front has just a couple of buttons, illuminated to show the currently active computer. Click to view full-sized image! Hosted by UGBox Image Store The rear is pretty simple too. You connect the DVI and USB cables to your computers, the DVI to your monitor, and mouse and keyboard to the respective USB ports. Couldn't be easier. Click to view full-sized image! Hosted by UGBox Image Store There's also a DC power input but you don't need to use it. The KVM itself is powered from the USB of one of the computers. Only if you use the built-in USB hub do you need to add power. I have enough USB hubs around the place (eg the 2407 itself) so I don't plan to use this feature. Speakers and microphone are also supported but again I don't care much about that. One thing I really like about this KVM is the fact that it uses standard cables. It comes with some fairly short 1.2m cables (which are fine for me) but if I want longer I can just go get them off the shelf. Other KVMs I've had do not allow this, they want you to buy their own cables. [size=+2]Does it work?[/size] You betcha. It's a pleasure to switch back and forth between computers with this thing. The switch is rapid and does not involve a USB connect/reconnect at either end (no "duh-dum" USB attachment noise in Windows). This is probably because the KVM appears as a unique entity on the USB bus. It attaches and detaches the keyboard and mouse internally to the KVM without affecting either of the computers. See the following output from the MacOS System Profiler: Hosted by UGBox Image Store There are several configuration options that I haven't yet tinkered around with. You can change the switching hotkey (by default it is scroll-lock, scroll-lock, then 1 or 2), switch the USB hub and audio independently, and other stuff. Also you can switch from the front panel buttons. [size=+2]PC Compatibility[/size] Initial setup with the PC was not encouraging. It initially worked, but booted windows at 800x600 and then the screen went black. After that I couldn't get any video signal to go through. After playing with the cables a bit it started working, so it was probably a loose cable to blame. Anyway it works fine now. Both WindowsXP and Ubuntu work just fine. In windows the media keys do what they're supposed to. Bear in mind I don't have the IntelliType software installed, nor do I want to. However the docs do advise that you don't install keyboard driver software, so even I wanted to, it probably wouldn't work (see more below). The installation instructions say to enable legacy USB keyboard/mouse support in the BIOS and I did this. I'm happy to say that the keyboard works just fine in legacy mode (eg navigating the BIOS menus and the grub OS loader menu). This is another one of those minor annoyances with my old KVM: it wouldn't work with the BIOS in legacy mode, so I had to keep a PS/2 keyboard attached to the PC just for those times that I needed to select a bootable operating system... Anyway like I said, the Uniclass works fine. [size=+2]Mac Compatibility[/size] No teething problems with the Uniclass KVM and the PowerBook. Booted up just fine and went through the "I have detected a new keyboard" sequence. All works just fine with the standard MacOS drivers. Wheel mouse and everything (whee!) Now the only problem with the Mac side is that the Microsoft keyboard drivers I had been using no longer detect a Microsoft keyboard attached (as shown above it's just a generic "KVM" device). This meant that the Microsoft drivers could no longer perform their rather crucial function: swapping the alt and command keys to their rightful (according to my finger's muscle memory) location. For now I have re-mapped the keys using the Keyboard & Mouse preferences panel but this is suboptimal because that setting is global and I don't want to swap the keys on my powerbook's internal keyboard... If you don't have a Mac with a Windows keyboard none of this will bother you. [size=+2]In Conclusion[/size] I like it. $160 is pretty reasonable for the ability to use my Dell 2407 on the two systems that I use regularly. Not all is perfect but I think that none of the issues are insurmountable or fatal. Recommended.