Aten KVM CS-62B switch – Connect two computers with one keyboard-Review

Many a times you have 2 computers which you want to use simultaneously.Place can be anywhere, your home office.Some of the solutions are like using a remote access but then it needs switching between computers and highly uncomfortable.

Aten cs62b KVM Switch

Introducing The Aten KVM CS-62B switch. It has a control unit that we can use to connect with two computers from a single console like keyboard or monitor or mouse. The long cables to connect two systems which are even a little far away.

The main features are of the CS-62B:

  • It has 2 sets of video output along with inputs for keyboard,mouse,sound.Letting you use the audio of one of them at a time.
  • The Best part is it does not need a software, its like a plug n play device.
  • No external power is required to run CS-62B.
  • The KVM can connect VGA and PS/12 keyboard and mouse along with microphone and a set of speakers.
  • Set of Cables come attached along with the device.So that you can just connect them directly instead of first configuring it.
  • Its compatible with DOS、WIN98、WIN ME、WIN NT、WIN 2K、WIN 2003、WIN XP and LINUX.
  • Support for MS intelli mouse and scrolling mouse.

One of the major advantage of it is, you don’t have to get up every time to switch between the 2 computers connected.It uses a hot key (ctrl+ctrl+enter) which makes easy for power users to just switch between two of them.The CS-62B KVM switch has auto scanning which switches every 5 sec.

Disadvantage:

  • One disadvantage I feel is lack of connecting to other CS-62B switches.You cannot connect them to each other so you can have a control more number of computers.
  • Secondly there is no extension wires available, so if you have 3 computers you have to buy another set of CS-62B switch which is costly.
  • You don’t have any wireless model of this too.It would have been easy if this was implemented in Wireless also.

Conclusion: Best suited for people who are more of power users,For small scale its good.But when you have to go for multiple computer you will have to look for a different option. Price In India: Rs 3000( 1 yr warranty) which is approximately 67$.

Find it on Amazon


About Ashish Mohta

A Professional Tech blogger, Editor and Writer who talks about solving day to day problems of people who use computer. His expertise are in Windows 7, Microsoft Office, Software, Mobile Apps and Video Posts.

Leave a Reply