kvm switch... macbook pro and pc

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jaymoh, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. jaymoh macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2008
    hey guys,

    i recently bought a macbook pro for college, but i'm planning on bringing my pc desktop along too. i would love to hook both up to a kvm switch that would handle a mouse, keyboard, monitor (1280x1024 res), and pair of headphones. the problem as i see it is the connections for the keyboard and mouse. most kvm switches use ps/2 connections for these... would i have to buy ps/2 female to usb male attachments to hook the switch up to my macbook? any suggestions for which switch i should buy?


    ps. both my mouse and keyboard are usb, but i have usb female to ps/2 male attachments for each
  2. costabunny macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK
    hi, you can get USB KVM's - makes it simpler. personally I use synergy and have a monitor with DVI and VGA inputs (cos I am tight and didnt want to pay for kvm).

    Synergy is a tcp/ip KVM that also lets you cut and paste between boxes - its really cool.

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