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Share your Magic Mouse between 2 machintosh computers

January 23rd, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Do you have 2 machintosh computers at home that you want to use with a single keyboard, single monitor and even single Magic Mouse? Well now it’s possible with this tutorial. We have build this setup and it works flawlessly.

For the setup we used the following hardware:

– 1 mac mini (running 24/7 as a home server)
– 1 Mac Pro (it’s a hackintosh inside a Mac Pro case)
– 1 Apple USB Keyboard and 1 dual-link DVI Monitor
– 1 Apple Magic Mouse (Bluetooth)
– 1 Belkin Flip KVM Switch (DVI-D 2-Port)
– 1 small Bluetooth 2.0 USB dongle

To tight the 2 mac together behind the same monitor, keyboard and mouse, you will need a Belkin Flip KVM Switch. There are different types of ports supported by the Belkin KVM depending on the model you choose. For this setup, you can choose between VGA or DVI monitor, it doesn’t matter, but one thing you will need is the KVM with USB ports for mouse and keyboard if you want to share your Magic Mouse through the KVM switch. Don’t choose the on with PS/2 ports.

We picked up the Belkin Flip DVI-D 2-Port KVM Switch. With this model you can even share your speakers between the 2 mac, fantastic!

The Belkin KVM switch setup is pretty straightforward, we won’t detail it here. Now comes the best part, hooking up the Magic Mouse! There comes in play the small Bluetooth 2.0 USB dongle. We have found a really cheap one that works with both our mac mini and our Hackintosh Pro (Mac clone). Go and buy this dongle, it’s one of the rare that works out of the box!

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This item is available at the BudgetGadgets.com online store for only $5.16! Item will be shipped from Singapur, and we can tell you that shipping is very fast! We got ours in less than 8 days! Way to go!

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Just hook up the Bluetooth USB dongle to the Belkin Switch and you will be able to share the Magic Mouse between your 2 mac. Yes, it’s so easy! skr3dii, out.

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