Bluetooth switcher?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Soundhound, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know of a device that will allow one keyboard and one trackpad to control two different macs? I don't want to share screens between the two (already doing that in some applications) just want to be able to switch the keyboard and trackpad between controlling iMac A to iMac B and back again, etc.

    I'd read about KVR switchers, but I think that's for a different use. Haven't seen anything like what I'm thinking of.
     
  2. RMo macrumors 65816

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    I don't think any such device exists, but I suppose it would technically be possible for such a device to exist (unless it would introduce more latency than the Bluetooth spec allows or something).

    I think your best bet is to get a device like the Logitech K811 or Kanex BTKey. Unfortunately, those are only keyboards; I'm not aware of any trackpads on the market that support a similar feature.

    However, is one of the computers always going to be on? If so (and assuming they're both networked), you can use Synergy and set that computer up as the server (assuming that is the one the devices are actually connected to). Synergy allows you to move the mouse from one computer to the next as if it they were the same computer, and I've found it to work very well and be quite convenient. Have you thought of this possibility?
     
  3. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes thanks. I'm going to look into Synergy. I got Sharemouse recommended to me and so far it's working very well. A couple of potential wrinkles though, so I'm going to check out Synergy as well.


     
  4. bartelsmedia macrumors newbie

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