I have got a display with an integrated USB type C hub. The keyboard and mouse are plugged into the monitor and the display is interconnected via USB type C to provide video signal, power and the USB connection itself of course.

Currently, I have a MacBook Pro attached to it. I want to add a mini-PC to the setup. It does the same thing. The USB cord gets plugged into it and the keyboard, mouse and display are connected.

However, I want to "hide" the mini-PC in my desk and that's why it's not very practical that I need to unplug the USB c cable every time I want to use the other PC.

Is there some sort of Y cable or KVM switch device so that I can leave both computers plugged in simultaneously? Preferably with a switch so that even both of them can run while I only need to change the source with a simple "press".

Note: the cable has USB type C on both ends.

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    The cable connecting to the computers and display has a USB-C connector on both ends, correct?
    – Cfinley
    Commented Mar 15, 2018 at 15:40
  • @Cfinley Yes :)
    – OddDev
    Commented Mar 15, 2018 at 15:43
  • What you are looking for is traditionally described not as a "Y-cable" (which would be a non-spec-conformant and dangerous device, in this case) but a "KVM switch". (Unfortunately I don't have any recommendations about switches for USB Type C, but perhaps adjusting the terminology in your question will help you get an answer.)
    – Kevin Reid
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 1:21


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