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StarTech.com 2 Port DVI KVM Switch - USB DVI Dual Link - Hot-key & Audio Support - 2560x1600 @ 60Hz KVM Switch - KVM Video Switch (SV231DVIUAHR)

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Price
$176.85
Savings
-$43.14
Number of Items
1
Manufacturer
Staple Sewing Aids
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Is Amazon Fulfilled
Amazon Fulfilled
Weight
1.411 Pounds
Length
6.2598425133 Inches
Height
1.574803148 Inches
Width
3.93700787 Inches
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Features
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  • Control two high resolution DVI multimedia computers from a single console
  • 2 Port USB KVM Switch
  • DVI KVM Switch with Audio
  • USB DVI KVM Switch
  • DVI dual link KVM
Description
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The SV231DVIUAHR 2-Port High Resolution Dual-Link DVI USB KVM Switch provides simple, yet comprehensive control of 2 directly-connected computers, as well as audio switching capability and support for high resolution applications (supports resolutions beyond 1080p: 2560x1600 @ 60Hz, up to 3840 x 2400 at lower refresh rates), offering a superior KVM switching solution that integrates perfectly into demanding imaging, medical, and multimedia environments. This 2-port DVI USB KVM Switch is compatible with all USB-supported operating systems, and features a built-in USB 2.0 hub that allows you to ...
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As you probably know if you’re looking at this review, a KVM (Keyboard-Video-Mouse) is a device that allows you to use one keyboard, one monitor (the “video”) and one mouse to control two (or more) computers.
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This particular StarTech model allows you to connect one USB keyboard, one monitor (with DVI connector), and one USB mouse to control two computers (Mac or PC) that have USB connections for keyboard/mouse.
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If you’re a PC user, you won’t have this problem - just use the keyboard shortcut.My other complaint is that the DVI connectors are spaced too closely together for some connectors, such as the Apple DVI connector of the older Cinema Display model.
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It accommodates higher resolution screens, and it has all of the relatively modern interfaces (as opposed to VGA and PS2), but otherwise it's a solid, yet basic KVM.I don't tend to run much more than 1080p through it, as I don't tend to share displays and such for anything but one of my servers.
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The USB ports worked for me, but I was not using a wireless mouse or keyboard as others who have experienced problems with this (wireless) setup.It is a little expensive for what I am currently using it for, but it has a lot more flexibility for future applications.
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Category: KVM Switches
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The usual price range for a KVM switch is between $6.25 to $865.62.

If you want to know about KVM switches in general, please go to our KVM Switches: Things to Know Before Buying in 2020 page to learn more!

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Jane's Review: Should I buy this product?

Jane's Review

Yes! I highly recommend this KVM switch based on price trends and manufacturer ratings. Let's go over the reasons why buying this KVM switch now is a good idea, and also things to consider before you decide on this item.

1. The current price is in its lowest range, best time to buy!

image/svg+xml Highest Price Lowest Price $207.10 $143.96

Price is one of the most important factors in making a purchase decision. I analyzed the price of this product in four parts: its recent price change, when it was most expensive/cheapest, its price volatility, and a price prediction I made, just in case you want to wait.

First off, let's talk about its recent price change. The price of this product has gone up, resulting in a 1.14% price increase.

Next, we need to look at its highest price and lowest price. Historically, the highest price point for this KVM switch was $207.10, and the lowest price point was $143.96. The current price is lower than it has ever been. This is definitely the best time to purchase!

What about its availability and price volatility? This is another aspect we have to dig into before buying something. I haven't seen this product being unavailable since I started reviewing this product. So as far as the availability goes, this product is solid. If you plan to make a repeat purchase of this kind of item, this is your product! In addition, the price tends to stay more or less the same. Not a lot of price movement is expected, but the price could still move in either direction by a smidge.

Considering all this, will the price go up or down in a week? Based on past price points, I expect the price to be $197.90 a week from now. It might be best to purchase as soon as possible before the price becomes too high.

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2. Manufacturer has very positive reviews on all their products!

The maker of a product is another factor you want to definitely consider before you buy anything. What if there is a piece missing or there is some defect in the product? With anything you buy online, there is a small chance of this happening. But don't worry too much, because Amazon has an amazing 30-day refund policy (Amazon❤️). Still, you want to make sure that the manufacturer or the seller has been helpful in resolving this kind of problem and/or has been helpful to its customers about general product inquiries. As you see in my manufacturer report below, Staple Sewing Aids (StarTech) has very positive reviews for their products. It's generally a good sign if the manufacturer has good reviews overall. If your purchase decision heavily involves how well they make their products and treat their customers, this is likely a safe bet.

3. This KVM switch has positive reviews on the internet

Some people have a great experience with a product, while some are unlucky and get a defected item and have to go through the whole process of returning them. Since people have different experiences about a product due to various reasons, don't read too much into one good or bad review. Reading multiple reviews with different ratings can help you picture how good/bad the product generally is.

This KVM switch has positivereviews on the internet, and based on current trends, it's likely that people will like this KVM switch more a week later. I summarized what fans and haters say about this product above in the good/ok/bad table, so don't forget to read those since they paint the whole picture! And of course, if you want to read more detailed reviews, many of them are on Amazon!See More Reviews on AmazonSee More Reviews on Amazon

4. StarTech is one of the best selling KVM switch brand

StarTech is one of the best selling brands among other KVM switch brands. But I couldn't find any YouTube videos, Reddit posts, or news articles that directly mention this product, but this can be just me not looking hard enough. Will update this when I have more info!

One thing to be careful about here is that I'm not verifying if this product's maker is a household name or not. This section is more focused on whether this is proven enough by its consumers, whether people actually love this product.

5. There are other options you might want to check out

image/svg+xml StarTech Other similar brands: Plugable IOGEAR Tripp Lite Tek Republic

I found 5 brands that have similar products like this one: Plugable, IOGEAR, the same brand as this product, Tripp Lite, and Tek Republic. 'If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, you might want to look at a similar product from Tek Republic. If you're looking for a KVM switch with best reviews, a product from Tek Republic gets the best score on the internet. If your primary concern is whether the product is popular and well known, a similar product from IOGEAR I linked below is a better option. I linked all the similar products in the similar products section so please check them out! Or you can check other similar products on Amazon, too.

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That's it! I hope you learned enough about this product to make a purchase decision now. You can always ask me about anything via the bird button on the bottom right corner. Thanks for reading — I'm going to add more analyses on this review, so stay tuned!

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