The Belkin Flip F1DG102U is a 2 port USB KVM switch with Audio which allows you to connect two computers to one monitor and keyboard and "flip" between the computers using a simply touch button remote. Just place the remote anywhere on your desk and press to flip your monitor from one computer to the next. This KVM switch is great for connecting your old and new desktop computers, giving you instant access to files, programs, and games on both computers.
Belkin Flip KVM Switch Diagram
Belkin F1DG102U Benefits:
- Shares one monitor, keyboard, and mouse between computers
- Shares one set of speakers between computers
- Connects instantly to notebook computers
- Supports PC and Mac notebook and desktop computers
- Features a 2-color LED that indicates which computer Flip is accessing
- Includes 2 cables to connect computers
- Installs in 3 easy steps with no software required
Belkin F1DG102U Package Includes:
- Base with cables
- Optional fastener strip
- User guide
Belkin F1DG102U Specifications:
|Mechanical||Base Unit||Remote Unit|
|Height||1 in. (25 mm.)||0.5 in. (13 mm.)|
|Width||4 in. (102 mm.)||1.5 in. (38 mm.)|
|Depth||3.75 in. (95 mm.)||1.5 in. (38 mm.)|
|Weight||13 oz. (368.5 g.)||1 oz. (28.35 g.)|
|Cable Length||2 ft., 6 ft. (0.6 m., 1.8 m.)||6 ft. (1.8 m.)|
|Stereo Audio Input||3.5mm jack|
|No. of Computers Supported||2|
|Monitors Supported||VGA and DVI-I (with VGA adapter)|
|Max. Resolutions Supported||Up to 2048x1536@65Hz|
|System Requirements||Windows 2000,
Mac OS X v10.3 or higher
Answer: Depending on your particular environment, there could be many reasons why you are not getting the expected resolution.
Unfortunately, detailed product support is beyond the scope of this FAQ. We recommend contacting Belkin directly through their product support site. http://www.belkin.com/flip/support/. Thank you.
Question: will this product work on windows 7 64 bit machine? Are there updates to firmware?
Answer: Unfortunately, this product does not fully support Windows 7 and it does not appear that a firmware upgrade is forthcoming.
For another option, IOGEAR states the http://www.kvm-switches-online.com/gcs632u.html provides the EDID support needed for Windows 7 to function properly.
Question: Is there any warranty?
Answer: This Belkin Flip USB with Audio KVM Switch comes with a Belkin 3-Year Warranty.
Question: can I use a wireless keyboard with this switch, if not which switch do I need?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry.
Using wireless keyboards and mice is very hit or miss when it comes to KVMs. This is related to the very different way in which wireless peripherals communicate and a KVM's internal mouse/keyboard emulation. We cannot guarantee a particular wireless setup will work with a particular KVM.
That being said, customers who attempt to use wireless keyboards and mice find Avocent switches, like this model: http://www.kvm-switches-online.com/4sv120bnd1.html, to work best. Alternatively, we have heard of some success when using a KVM equipped with a USB hub in addition to the USB console connectors. However, this typically results in some loss of functionality in regards to hotkey switching and other keyboard supported functions.
Again, it is a hit or miss proposition and we cannot guarantee any switch will work. For best performance and compatibility, we always suggest wired keyboards and mice.
Question: Will this switch work with XP and Win 7?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, while this Flip KVM works with Windows XP, it does not fully support Windows 7.
Question: what cable do i require for a macbook?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This Simple 2-port flip KVM comes with all the required cables. As long as your MacBook has VGA and USB connections it should work as is.
Question: will there ever be win 7 support
Answer: This KVM is not OS dependent, so Windows 7 should be supported
Question: can belkin flip be usaed with windows 8.1
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Depending on the particular setup, it may work with Windows 8.1. However, Windows 7 and 8 are not listed as supported operating systems, and due to the new ways in which Windows 7 and 8.1 use EDID (Extended display identification data) and peripheral emulation, we would hesitate to recommend this KVM for those operating systems and could not guarantee compatibility.
Question: Can this be used with a wireless keyboard and mouse
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Wireless keyboard and mouse usage with KVM switches is pretty hit-or-miss (and usually it's a miss). This is mainly due to the very different way in which wireless peripherals communicate as well as keyboard and mouse emulation used by the KVMs to simulate always connected devices - even when switched to a different target.
It may work, but this is a very basic KVM and we are doubtful it would function properly with wireless devices.
For the best results, it is important to have devices that each have their own wireless dongle and a KVM that supports transparent USB pass through. Sometimes you can use the HUB ports on a KVM if they are available, but that eliminates the ability to use any hotkey functionality.
Generally, manufacturers will not support or guarantee compatibility with wireless keyboards and mice. For the best results, we always recommend using basic, wired devices.