Originally Posted by Ulysses_
What didn't you like about the rotor dial? The keyboard key sequence seems very counter-intuitive in comparison.
What about switch boxes that have 2 to 4 sticky buttons on them? Wouldn't like these either?
Actually the rotor dial was fine but it was manual which meant getting up, flip the switch to the desired computer, sit down, etc.. Standing up and sitting down has become harder as my Parkinson's has progressed, but actually the reason for switching was since it was a mechanical, something somewhere was no longer making a connection, and when it did connect it did some strange thing to the monitor image, until it got so bad I went in search of a new box. The IOGEAR was cheap enough so I went with my first , electronic KVM box -- now I don't even have to have to reach somewhere to punch a button, everything is done right from the keyboard: Entering Ctrl, Alt, Shift one at a time until the Caps Lock and Scroll Lock lights flash back and forth and entering the number of the computer (1-4) you want to access to is quite easy. The trick is entering the Ctrl, Alt, Shift sequence FAST so the the cap and scroll lights start flashing.
Without the cords etc the unit is about the size of a deck of playing cards which great. Probably the only thing I don't like about the unit is for some odd reason, they put the input connectors up front with the pigtail cables coming out the back. It would have been nicer if they had put two of the inputs -- say the PS/2 Keyboard and mouse on one side, and say the Monitor and Audio input on the other side, rather than front mounting all four. Still all in all this has proved to be an excellent little box.