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Is there a USB hub with a switch for use on two different systems?

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Hey guys,

I work from home full time, and I have a separate keyboard and mouse and headset (all use USB) that I use for both computers (work laptop, home PC).

As you can imagine, it creates a bit of clutter on the desk having all that stuff. I'd like to just condense everything and use one keyboard, one mouse, and one headset between two systems. Is there a KVM type switch that I could plug my three USB peripherals (keyboard, mouse, headset) into, but have two USB outputs (one for each computer) that I can just switch between? Does that make sense?

Thanks!
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I think I found one. I guess I was using some bad Google terms before. Should this work alright, you think?

https://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-Peripheral-Sharing-Switch-GUS402/dp/B00BD8I2OY
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I'd recommend monoprice if you haven't ordered it yet, just because their stuff usually works well.

http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=2995
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$16.49
https://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-2-Port-Switch-Cables-GCS22U/dp/B001D1UTC4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1467946888&sr=1-1&keywords=KVM

Its a KVM but it will do what you want a little cheaper.
Only downside you have 2 VGA cables where your USB cables are.

But... Money....



Didn't realize. You stated your headset was USB as well.
Edited by PappaSmurfsHarem - 7/7/16 at 8:06pm
     
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I ordered the IOGEAR one off of Amazon smile.gif it works amazingly well. Been using it for work and home for a few days now and I am very happy with it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ItsBobtista View Post

I ordered the IOGEAR one off of Amazon smile.gif it works amazingly well. Been using it for work and home for a few days now and I am very happy with it.

Which one? There are two linked here.
     
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