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I'm looking possibly for a KVM Switch. Or more specifically just a keyboard switch (if that's possible).
I intend to buy a K70, and have it shared between two PC's.
However I have two questions.
A) Would they cause any keyboard ghosting or input lag at all?
B) I'll be looking for a backlit keyboard, I've no idea how much power they use, but would that cause any issues on a KVM switch?
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You can use a KVM just for a keyboard, it will work.

K70 has a polling rate switch that will help when using it with a KVM, not sure about the backlight.

From personal experience with ATEN KVM (was an older model but did support DVI, and cost an arm and a leg) I haven't had any input lag with a regular usb keyboard.
But my Razer Lycosa either didn't work properly and would freak out from time to time causing my KVM to re-initialize all plugged in devices.
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I have a similar problem.
The KVM I need costs way too much to even consider.
A KVM that supports 2560 x1600 costs a bloody fortune.
I have multiple video inputs on my Dell 3011 and the cables to hook up all 3 of my working computers.
All I really need is a switch that can control a keyboard, mouse and speakers.
Would a regular KVM work without the video hooked up?
If so, then that would be a perfect solution for me.
Here's a beta program I tried, but found it to be quite buggy ATM.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35460
For a little while it worked just fine. Then, after a weekend of troubleshooting it, I just gave up and deleted it.
Some of you people may have better luck. I think my problem is that I don't know how to correctly set up and maintain the tiny network that's created when you install the program.
If anyone tries it and gets it to work, please tell me how.
Mouse Without Borders has real possibilities and, after all, it's an ongoing project by Microsoft Garage.
These people could use some help from people that have the knowledge.
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