Recommended Devices for use with ConnectPRO KVM Switch

Our engineers and technician have spent months testing a wide variety of models of docking stations, hubs, and adapters with our KVM switches. We've compiled a list of docking stations and adapters that we recommend for use with our DisplayPort KVM switches for the best results. 

We offer free pre-sale consultation. If you're not sure if your device(s) will work with our KVM switches or any of our products, then feel free to contact us for free consultation.

***Below are the suggested docking stations. The docking stations are classified based on how well the docking station can work with the ConnectPRO DisplayPort KVM switches.

Class A . (All Type-C and DP port are working, USB A ports are working  to connect to DP KVM switch)

  1. Dell D6000 – this one is a DisplayLink docking station, and can support up to 4k @ 60 Hz video settings.  Link: https://amzn.to/44bYRKj ( for laptops with USB 3.x, gen 2 Type-C port ONLY, NOT FOR any laptop with Thunderbolt Type-C connections, ot for macOS laptops)
  2. OWC Thunderbolt 4 Hub :  part#:OWCTB4HUB5P Link: https://amzn.to/3XjwtDL
  3. OWC Thunderbolt 4 Dock : part#:OWCTB4DOCK  Link: https://amzn.to/3NJx2DG  
  4. Anker PowerExpand   Link: https://amzn.to/3PsUs1o 
  5. Plugable USB4 Hub (with USB-A 3.0 port)   Link: https://amzn.to/430Z6GR
  6. Alogic Thunderbolt 4 BLAZE hub (part number TB4H3TB)   Link: https://amzn.to/43UcQ7M
  7. Alogic Thunderbolt 4 BLAZE Docking Station (part number:TB4D3TB)    Link: https://amzn.to/46guWlY
  8. Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock     Link: https://amzn.to/42WIZKG
  9. Kensington SD5700T Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station    Link: https://amzn.to/3r2zKLr
  10. Kensington SD5750T Thunderbolt 4 Docking Station for Microsoft Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop Studio (K37899NA)    Link: https://amzn.to/3qZE6mR

Class B.  ( Only one DP port out of Multi-DP ports is working to connect to DP KVM switch), USB A ports are working

  1. Wavlink dual displayport thunderbolt 3 docking station (only 1 DP port can work), USB A to KVM switch also work.
  2. StarTech.com Universal docking station (model TB3CDK2DP) (only 1 DP port can work), USB A to KVM switch also work.   Link: https://amzn.to/3NeOfmQ
  3. CalDigit USB-C Pro dock  (only 1 DP port can work when connect to DP KVM switch), USB A to KVM switch also work.    Link: https://amzn.to/3CIrzGR

Class C.  (Both DP ports are working to connect to DP KVM switch), But problem in USB A (some USB HID will not work).

  1. StarTech mini thunderbolt 3 docking station (model TB3DKM2DP), USB A not fully work.    Link: https://amzn.to/44xugan
  2. StarTech mini thunderbolt 3 docking station (model TB3DKM2DPL), video only stable on both DP port at 4k @ 60Hz.   Link: https://amzn.to/3OpBh7F
  3. CalDigit  mini thunderbolt 3 dock dual DP model, USB A not fully work.    Link: https://amzn.to/3PqaZTK

***Below is a chart showing the docking stations that we've tested with our DisplayPort KVM switches, and which ones are compatible with our DisplayPort KVM switches. Note the list will continue to be updated as we're continuing to test various docking stations from different brands.***

Brand Model Docking Station Type Is it compatible with ConnectPRO KVM switch?
Dell D6000 DisplayLink Yes
Dell WD19 Thunderbolt No
Dell WD19TB Thunderbolt No
Dell WD19DC Thunderbolt No
Dell WD22TB4 Thunderbolt Yes, w/CAC-1557 cables
OWC OWCTB4HUB5P Thunderbolt Yes
OWC OWCTB4DOCK Thunderbolt Yes
Anker A8398 Thunderbolt Yes
Plugable USB4-HUB3A Thunderbolt Yes
Alogic TB4H3TB Thunderbolt Yes
Alogic TB4D3TB Thunderbolt Yes
Razer RC21-01690100-R3U1 Thunderbolt Yes
Kensington SD5700T Thunderbolt Yes
Kensington SD5750T Thunderbolt Yes
StarTech TB3CDK2DP Thunderbolt Yes
StarTech TB3DKM2DP Thunderbolt Yes
CalDigit USB-C Pro dock USB Dock Yes
CalDigit 500373 Thunderbolt Yes
CalDigit TS3+ Thunderbolt + DisplayPort Yes, but not recommended for use if you have LG monitor and Mac.
CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt + DisplayPort Yes, but not recommended for use if you have LG monitor and Mac.
Lenovo 40AS0090US USB-C dock No
Lenovo 40A90090US USB-C dock No
Lenovo 40AY0090 USB-C dock No
Lenovo 40AC0135US Thunderbolt No
Lenovo 40AF0135US USB-C dock No
Lenovo 40A20090US DisplayPort No
HP G5 USB-C and thunderbolt dock No
HP G4 USB-C and thunderbolt dock No
HP G3 USB-C and thunderbolt dock No
HP G2 USB-C and thunderbolt dock No
HP D9Y32 UltraSlim USB Dock No
HP D9Y32AA UltraSlim USB Dock No
j5create JCD543 USB Dock No
Microsoft Surface Dock 2 USB Dock No
Microsoft Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock Thunderbolt No
Targus DOCK720USZ USB-C Hybrid/Universal dock No
Targus DOCK215USZ Thunderbolt No

 

***Below are the adapters, active converters, and extender cables we'd suggest for use with ConnectPRO DisplayPort KVM switches.

 

- DisplayPort 2.1 VESA Certified Copper Cable (DP-to-DP),

  1. ConnectPRO Certified and Tested: 6.6 ft VESA DP male to DP male
  2. Cable Matters from Amazon:

- USB-C/thunderbolt to DisplayPort adapters

1) Club 3D CAC-1557.   Link: https://connectpro.com/products/club-3d-usb-c-thunderbolt-to-displayport-adapter
2) Tripp Lite USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter.  Link: https://amzn.to/3NK0d9N 
3) CableCreation Bi-Directional DisplayPort to USB-C Cable.     Link: https://amzn.to/3PquFH2
4) StarTech USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter (CDP2DP14B). This is a uni-directional adapter, can only be used to connect computer to the KVM switch.     Link: https://amzn.to/3PVfqWY
5) Felipmichael USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter. This is a uni-directional adapter, can only be used to connect computer to the KVM switch.  Link: https://amzn.to/3pW6xSn
6) StarTech USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter w/ power delivery (CDP2DP14UCPB). This is a uni-directional adapter, can only be used to connect computer to the KVM switch.  Link: https://amzn.to/3Q1OHIj

- USB 3.0 to DisplayPort Adapters

1) Cable Matters USB 3.0 to DisplayPort Adapter.  Link: https://amzn.to/3XkxbAK
2) StarTech USB 3.0 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter.   Link: https://amzn.to/3XtfUW8

- Active DisplayPort to HDMI Converters

1) Plugable Active DisplayPort to HDMI Converter.   Link: https://amzn.to/46gvF6G

- Active HDMI to DisplayPort Adapter Covert cable

4K@60Hz converter  HDMI male to DP male for Xbox, PS5/PS4 Pro or HDMI video output port on GPU or docking station. Link: https://amzn.to/3U5NmSg

 - DisplayPort female to DisplayPort male extension cable

1) Cable Matters DisplayPort extension cable.   Link: https://amzn.to/3ZAbzkS

- Thunderbolt extension cables

1) AWADUO thunderbolt 4 male to male extension cable, 4 ft.   Link: https://amzn.to/3LJomf7

2) CABLEDECONN thunderbolt 4 male to female extension cable, 2.6 ft.   Link: https://amzn.to/3EVFElx

3) UseBean right angle thunderbolt 3 male to female extender cable, 2 ft.   Link: https://amzn.to/3RA2mHm

 

- Note of Monitors to avoid in using with Advanced KVM switches

***Below is a third party website that specifically test different brands and models of monitors, and compiled a list of monitors that have potential issue passing video EDID correctly, potentially causing video issues. The list also talks about why each monitor on the list would have potential video issues.  Please note the website doesn't list all of the monitors that may have potential video issues, the list will be updated periodically as more tests are being done. 

https://www.ddcutil.com/monitor_notes/

 

***Below are USB hubs that we can suggest for use with our KVM switches. Note that even though we suggest the below USB hubs for use with our KVM switches, but we strongly advise against using any of the USB hubs to charge any electronic devices as that can cause damage the KVM switch.***

1) Sabrent 4 Port USB 3.0 hub.   Link: https://amzn.to/3NiJqsS

2) Wavlink USB 3.0 Hub.   Link: https://amzn.to/3CKPfKF

3) Uni USB 3.0 Hub.   Link: https://amzn.to/3NGTgGl

***Below are some good online tools to test the latency of the keyboard and mouse***

1) Keyboard latency test: https://www.clickspeedtester.com/keyboard-latency-test/
2) Mouse rate checker: https://www.clickspeedtester.com/mouse-polling-rate-checker/
3) Mouse test and mouse accuracy test: https://www.clickspeedtester.com/mouse-test/

***Below are some of the HID keyboards and mice that can work with our patented DDM technology built into our KVM switches. The list will periodically be updated as we continue to test more keyboard and mouse from various brands/manufacturers.***

1) Logitech Lightspeed mouse G900   Link: https://amzn.to/459UU8O
2) Logitech Lightspeed mouse G903   Link: https://amzn.to/3taMBwr
3) Logitech Lightspeed mouse G203   Link: https://amzn.to/48rvHK7
4) Logitech Lightspeed mouse G502   Link: https://amzn.to/3PwDQnY
5) Logitech Lightspeed mouse G703   Link: https://amzn.to/4675yhZ
6) Logitech G413 keyboard   Link: https://amzn.to/3PTiK4o
7) Logitech G513 keyboard   Link: https://amzn.to/3EZKuOp
8) Logitech G613 keyboard (do not use bluetooth feature on this keyboard, bluetooth not supported by our KVM switches)  Link: https://amzn.to/46syHnQ
9) Logitech G715 keyboard   Link: https://amzn.to/46363tq
10) Logitech G815 keyboard   Link: https://amzn.to/3ETTrsB
11) Logitech G915 keyboard (keyboard can work with our KVM switches, but the hotkeys commands for KVM switch won't work with this keyboard.)   Link: https://amzn.to/3rrToBo
12) Logitech G915 TKL keyboard (keyboard can work with our KVM switches, but the hotkeys commands for KVM switch won't work with this keyboard.)   Link: https://amzn.to/3t2Acue
13) Corsair K60   Link: https://amzn.to/3LEjSpZ
14) Corsair K70 (make sure the keyboard is set to BIOS mode)   Link: https://amzn.to/467VxRE
15) Corsair K95 (make sure the keyboard is set to BIOS mode)   Link: https://amzn.to/3Zz9Xb8

16) Ducky Shine 3 Mechanical Keyboard

17) Keychron K2A2 Mechanical Keyboard USB Wired, Link: https://amzn.to/3RmAOVh

18) Logitech MX Keys S, Keyboard, Link: https://amzn.to/4a2knoD

19) Logitech MX Keys, wireless Keyboard, Link:  https://amzn.to/47zdN7r

20) Logitech MX Master 3S, wireless performance mouse, Link:https://amzn.to/3R1STH1

21) Raser Mama Elite Wired Gaming Mouse 16,000 DPI, Link: https://amzn.to/3t2K2wv