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IOGEAR MiniView Micro USB PLUS KVM


Posted by Oscar M. Cantu Categories: Peripherals


MiniView Micro USB PLUS KVM Switch

As a PC user, you just bought that new slick and can’t afford a second set of keyboard, mouse, monitor and speakers. What do you do? This tiny bad boy is all you need. IOGEAR has just announced their latest KVM switch, the . This nice little gadget will allow the user to connect two computer systems to one set of keyboard, mouse, monitor and speakers. This low-cost solution works well with either PC or Mac, making it an ideal choice for anyone that has recently obtained a Mac mini. The unit even comes with built in cables, no need to spend extra cash on them. The MiniView Micro PLUS KVM switch is the smallest two-port switch available today that includes audio support. The only drawback is that the audio is only stereo. The MSRP is set at $79.95, way cheaper than buying a new peripherals for your new computer.

“Consumers who purchase the new Apple Mac Mini are able to save their old computer and switch back and forth between the two computers, depending on what computing solution is needed,” said Miranda Su, vice president of sales and marketing at IOGEAR, Inc. “IOGEAR’s affordable KVM switches are an ideal solution because they connect two computers with just one keyboard, monitor and mouse, while allowing consumers to share multimedia speakers. That old computer no longer has to sit around and collect dust. PC users can now have the best of both worlds.”

Full press release after the jump.




IOGEAR, the mobile connectivity and peripheral specialist, announces that its MiniView Micro USB PLUS KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) Switch (model# GCS632U) is a simple, low-cost solution for consumers to connect any computer to the new Apple Mac Mini. Since the low-cost Mac Mini computer does not come with a keyboard or monitor, users can connect their favorite keyboard, monitor, speakers and mouse to the new Apple system, along with their current desktop computer. This enables PC users to have affordable access to the simple computing and graphic interface of Macs.

The MiniView Micro PLUS KVM is a self-powered switch with built-in cables for simple Plug-n-Play use. This product allows users to simultaneously run and share audio between two computers with a single keyboard, monitor and mouse. The KVM comes with a unique USB Sniffing Technology that reduces the delay typically experienced when switching computers and allows multiple computers to be booted simultaneously.

The MiniView Micro PLUS KVM switch is the smallest two-port KVM switch available on the market with audio support. With KVM cables molded into the unit, users are now able to manage two PCs or Macs from a single keyboard, monitor and mouse and share the multimedia speakers between them. In a breakthrough in KVM technology for Mac users, IOGEAR has enabled the functionality of the special keys on the Mac systems. When using a PC keyboard, a special set of ‘hot keys’ have been designed to emulate the special keys on all Mac machines.

“Consumers who purchase the new Apple Mac Mini are able to save their old computer and switch back and forth between the two computers, depending on what computing solution is needed,” said Miranda Su, vice president of sales and marketing at IOGEAR, Inc. “IOGEAR’s affordable KVM switches are an ideal solution because they connect two computers with just one keyboard, monitor and mouse, while allowing consumers to share multimedia speakers. That old computer no longer has to sit around and collect dust. PC users can now have the best of both worlds.”

The MiniView Micro PLUS KVM switch is priced at $79.95 (MSRP) and is available immediately from all major catalog resellers, online resellers and selected retail outlets. The KVM switch functions on Microsoft Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP, Mac OS 8.6 or higher and Sun Solaris workstations. The product comes with IOGEAR’s standard three-year warranty.

For further information on the company and its connectivity solutions, please visit http://www.iogear.com.

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this could be a good thing to have, i like the audio support.


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