I am looking for a KVM switch under $70USD. All I need to do is switch 2 HDMI ports and 2 USB Ports (for wired Keyboard) into one HDMI and one USB.

I dont need to switch the mouse as I have enough room on teh desk. I am also not sure how a wireless logitech mouse would switch anyway.

I have looked around, but they either seem to be 500+ or they look too cheap in terms of quality.

My usage is Windows desktop primarily. For a few hours a week, I want to use a raspberry pi gui. At present I have a separate keyboard and mouse. I have both hdmi cables plugged into my monitor. And I go into the monitor's setup to switch the source over. I do use putty for cli.

  • HDMI switches on their own are pretty cheap, and getting a single keyboard and mouse to work on two different computers is possible with software. Would you consider a recommendation like that?
    – Romen
    Commented Aug 21, 2023 at 17:48
  • I would consider any solution. Commented Aug 22, 2023 at 13:10
  • @Romen - still keen to hear your recommendation Commented Sep 7, 2023 at 3:39

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I recommend this Camgeet($57): it has good reviews, HDMI 2.1, USB 3, is within budget, and I'm a sucker for metal housing.

Greathtek build's sturdy KVMs. They have a cheap one($22), but it's only USB 2. Their expensive one($90), is USB 3, but out of your budget.

If you want USB 3 and can settle for HDMI 2.0, there are many clones, but I recommend this Giimake($31) because it has it's own power supply.

You can go super cheap with an HDMI switch($12), but then you either need two keyboards, or a software solution. While I have had great experience with Synergy, I do NOT recommend using it unless you have separate monitors for each computer.

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