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Anker launches new KVM Switch for desktop and laptop

The new Anker KVM switch offers a range of USB-C and USB-A ports. (Image source: Anker)
The new Anker KVM switch offers a range of USB-C and USB-A ports. (Image source: Anker)
The Anker KVM Switch (For Desktop and Laptop) is now available via Amazon in countries in North America and Europe. The two host devices connect to the accessory via USB-A inputs. These are accompanied by other USB-C and USB-A ports that can be used for file transfers and charging devices.

Anker has launched a new KVM Switch, designed to reduce clutter when working with multiple desktops or laptops. The product listing indicates that you can switch between two devices at the click of a button on the top of the accessory.

The KVM Switch has two USB-A inputs to connect to the pair of host devices. There are two USB-A 3.0 ports and one USB-C 3.0 port, offering data transfer speeds up to 5Gbps. Alongside these are two USB-A 2.0 ports offering 480 Mbps, which could be used to connect peripherals. The final port is 5V⎓3A DC-IN, which is used to power the device. Anker suggests that it has configured the ports in such a way as to reduce 2.4GHz interference and notes that it is not designed for charging.

The accessory comes with a 5.2 ft (~1.6 m) USB-A to USB-A cable with a 2-in-1 connector, allowing you to adapt it to USB-C. The new Anker product measures 4.02 x 2.28 x 0.75 inches (~102 x 58 x 19 mm) and is compatible with various Chrome OS, macOS and Windows devices. You can now buy the Anker KVM Switch (For Desktop and Laptop) at Amazon US for $49.99. The accessory is also available in some EU countries like France, Spain and Italy for €39.99. Plus, product listings in other countries like the UK and Germany suggest the product could arrive here in the future.

(Image source: Anker)
(Image source: Anker)
(Image source: Anker)
(Image source: Anker)
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Polly Allcock, 2024-05-31 (Update: 2024-05-31)