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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:17 pm    Post subject: Belkin Unveils the Flip Reply with quote

Belkin Unveils the Flip
Monday March 27, 2005

Looking for a KVM? Belkin's new Flip lets you share one monitor, keyboard, and mouse between two computers, allowing business professionals to now bring home their work laptop and easily plug it into their home setup. By simply pressing a small, stylish remote, you can easily switch from one computer to the next. The remote stays on your desk while the base and cables remain hidden for a cleaner desktop.

Flip also offers the added feature of letting you share one set of speakers between computers. Flip fully supports any combination of PC and Mac desktop and notebook computers for use in any home or work environment. Flip will begin shipping in early April, with a suggested retail price of $59.99.



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks nice Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks nice. However, it should use DVI connections and not VGA. I'm not interested in anything VGA anymore.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

squerb wrote:
It looks nice. However, it should use DVI connections and not VGA. I'm not interested in anything VGA anymore.


Agreed. I'm no more interested in VGA than ADC or PS/2.

However, this product doesn't seem to be targeted at Mac mini users in particular. And the idea of only having the switch button on the desk (and the cables hidden away) is very nice.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvan256 wrote:
And the idea of only having the switch button on the desk (and the cables hidden away) is very nice.


The switch button seems like a good idea. But what's up with the colors?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
The switch button seems like a good idea. But what's up with the colors?


It's for people with a G3 iMac, I guess.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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g5g5 wrote:
The switch button seems like a good idea. But what's up with the colors?


It's for people with a G3 iMac, I guess.


Maybe Flower Power model.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: VGA Reply with quote

In total agreement about the VGA! This is a BRAND NEW product . . . would anyone buying a new system or monitor NOT be getting something that handles DVI? I don't think I understand the concept here, and certainly have no need for one.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: VGA Reply with quote

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In total agreement about the VGA! This is a BRAND NEW product . . . would anyone buying a new system or monitor NOT be getting something that handles DVI? I don't think I understand the concept here, and certainly have no need for one.


The fact is, it's actually still quite rare to see any DVI computers and LCDs (or those that have DVI also have VGA). And those DVI ports often are DVI-A instead of DVI-D...

I guess it's like audiophiles who wonder why people listen to MP3's instead of SA-CDs...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They should still release the concept "Flip" that was modelled after the Mac Mini as an option.

Edit: Saw on another forum that they do sell it. Since it's VGA I guess I never really bother to look into either.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People still use VGA? I'm out of the loop I guess.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Companies like Belkin and Iogear are still in a VGA mindset. It will probably take them another year or two before they totally jump on the DVI bandwagon with all their consumer level KVMs.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul Stamatiou wrote:
People still use VGA? I'm out of the loop I guess.


LOL- I still have a VGA connection on my XP.

I'm amazed at how much better DVI is compared to VGA. Thankfully, I rarely have to use XP. Mr. Green
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