Sharing a monitor/mouse/keyboard with a laptop, easily, inexpensively?
November 7, 2006 3:32 AM Subscribe
Help me share a monitor, wireless keyboard and wireless mouse between a desktop and a laptop.
posted by jbickers to computers & internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've got a desktop XP box with a nice monitor, wireless mouse and keyboard (the latter two are a combo - a single receiver). I also have to use a laptop at my desk sometimes.
What's the best, simplest, most affordable way to share the monitor, keyboard and mouse with the laptop? I've looked at this beasty
, but I've got to believe there's a cheaper way. And how do you deal with differing resolutions, when the desktop monitor is considerably larger than the laptop screen - is that a nuisance?
(Bonus points if the device that accomodates this is bus-powered - I've got too many things plugged into my wall as it is.)