On Monday, Raritan Computer Inc. added two new products to its line of SwitchMan devices, which enable users to connect one keyboard, mouse and monitor to multiple computers and switch between them as needed. The new SwitchMan USB allows users to switch between four computers or such peripherals as printers, external hard drives and other devices. It’s available with two ports or four and features microphone and speaker jacks so that the connected computers don’t have to supply those peripherals.
The other new product, SwitchMan Cable Plus, allows users to switch between two computers only and features the cables required to hook into the machines’ keyboard, mouse and video ports. Because it works with PS/2-equipped mice and keyboards, however, use with the Mac requires an adapter. Pricing was not announced for it nor SwitchMan USB.