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I love my Filco keyboard, I use it as primary keyboard for my Lenovo thinkpad all time. Now Im moving into the mac world and wonder:

is it possible to split my USB keyboard between two USB ports, ie one at my lenovo and one at my new iMac.

I was thinking that maybe there exists some kind of box with a switch to decide which port should receive the input, or preferable it would be possible to switch between the two via a keyboard shortcut.

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Search your favorite vendor for KVMs. –  Zoredache Feb 29 '12 at 10:09
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You could do this in software easily with something like synergy, if you weren't tied into a hardware solution –  Journeyman Geek Feb 29 '12 at 10:33
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I haven't used one that just does USB (USB switch) but I have used a few KVM switches* and most of them allowed me to switch with a keyboard command.

* You don't have to connect monitor and mouse to the KVM if you don't want to.

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I was looking for something similar to share my K&M between two laptops and came across this http://www.aten.co.uk/products/productItem.php?model_no=US224 - that should do what you want.

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Yes but you need hardware to make it happen, SIIG makes a usb 2.0 switch There are other manufacturers, just posted this one as an example of what to look for.

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