Do You Use A KVM (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) Switch Anymore?

Do You Use A KVM (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) Switch Anymore?

Assuming you don’t work in a datacenter, it’s not as common as it once was to have multiple computers at one desk — and even if you do, many displays support multiple inputs, and apps like Synergy control several computers with one keyboard and mouse. So: Do you use a KVM anymore, or is it outdated tech?

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To be fair, I stopped using KVMs a few years ago when I got a display that supported multiple DVI and DisplayPort inputs, so I could connect more than one computer to the same display and just toggle on the display. I don’t even use Synergy — I just like keeping a separate keyboard and mouse for “work” and another for ‘play’, and switch between them when I choose to, but I admit it’s a complicated solution. However, some people have emailed in asking for KVM suggestions, and it’s difficult to find recent ones.

Do any of you still use KVMs to manage multiple computers on the same peripherals, or have they gone by the wayside? Let us know in the discussions below.

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