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JustCom JC-M104U 4-Port USB KVM Switch Review

JustCom JC-M104U 4-Port USB KVM Switch Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Justcom include two four foot and two six foot multimedia (audio, USB and video) cables! Integrating the USB, video and audio into one cable certainly makes cable management easier.
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External Mfg. Website: Justcom Oct 27 2003   Colin Sun  
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What a package!

With a retail price of $225 CDN ($117 US) the JustCom JC-M104U is certainly not cheap but when you factor in that the package comes with all the cables you'll ever need, the price doesn't seem that high anymore. And having all the mouse, audio and USB cables integrated into one means that cable management is also a lot cleaner.

The Justcom JC-M104U supports auto scan so if you want to monitor more then one computer simultaneously just enable the auto scan feature and you'll know when something is idle or crashes.

During testing the JC-M104U worked quite well, switching PC's was very easy and we did not encounter any problems other then the buttons sticking. I would have liked to see the JC-M104U support a higher mouse refresh rate than 60 Hz. Even the program "PS/2 Rate" doesn't help. If you are accustomed to running a mouse at 100Hz it can be a bit frustrating at times.

Normal consumers going about their daily office work on multiple machines need not worry though. Higher mouse refresh rates are usually only the concern of optical mouse wielding gamers.

Conclusions:

While I don't mind fixing computers for my friends/family, it's not something that I particularly enjoy doing. Most of the time the problems are software related which require me to reconfigure or reinstall the offending software which can take quite a bit of time. Having a KVM certainly saves me that precious fragging time as I can now do multiple jobs at once.

For the enthusiast out there, KVM's are also very useful as many have a main stable machine and one for toying around with the latest hardware. Sometimes restrictions do not allow for two, three or four monitors, keyboard and mice and that's where the Justcom JC-M104U come in.

With a retail price of $225 CDN ($117 US) the JC-M104U is priced competitively, and when you factor in the price of four KVM cables (two four foot and two six foot) all of a sudden it doesn't seem like all that much money.

In term of cable management, the all-in-oneJustcom KVM cables certainly make things easier to connect because they integrate the USB/monitor and audio cables into one. It remains to be seen how the all-in-one cables will handle longer distances, but for the lengths we tested, all seemed visually well.

Using and setting up the Justcom JC-M104U was a breeze, you won't even need to refer to the users manual to do that. If you're tired of swapping out cables every time you want to use another PC, perhaps it's time for you to pick up a KVM. Trust me here on this one, spend a bit more on a quality KVM and you won't have any headaches (poor image quality and refresh rates can get to you after a while). Cheap out and buy one of those $20 generic KVMs and I guarantee you'll have a harder time than with this nice little USB KVM from Justcom!

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