One monitor with MBA and Mini

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  1. Wingnut330 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello all,

    I'm considering keeping my Mini and getting a 23 ACD to connect it to. I would also like to connect my MBA to the same monitor. I want to do this in a somewhat elegant way without wires everywhere. Is there some kind of splitter or switch box I can use?

    Also, can I share my wireless keyboard and wireless mighty mouse between each machine?
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Yes, it's called a KVM Switch (keyboard, video, mouse). Its purpose is exactly what you are asking for.
     
  3. Wingnut330 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What about the keyboard and mouse. They are bluetooth, so I'm not sure the KVM would work in the scenario...
     
  4. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    You need teleport
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You should check out Dr. Bott. We have some at work in our IT department and they seem to be well worth the cash. I've bought a cheap KVM before and it was so quirky and touchy I couldn't stand to use it.
     
  6. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

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    I think this is the link you were wanting to post:

    http://drbott.com/prod/db.lasso?cat=KVM%20Switches

    Which of these models do you use at your work?
     
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  8. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    Those work well, but if you are using bluetooth, it wont work.
     

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