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I've had a number of Belkin KVM switches at my desk at work and I can tell you that the USB models are flakey. Even the TrippLite switch that I had would always be problematic - particularly if you ever need to boot a PC in DOS or use a Linux box.

I think this stems from the fact that the USB KVMs basically unplug and replug the USB keyboard/mouse each time you switch, rather than just sending a continuous signal, but just interrupting input.

Right now I'm using a Belkin Flip KVM (two ports), and it has a remote switch that sits on the desk (so you can leave the actual box under your desk). That works pretty well, although occasionally it will refuse to switch.

I wish I could give you a better recommendation, but in my experience every USB KVM I've tried has been less than stellar.

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