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Kanex offers switch for 2 Macs, 1 Cinema Display with SnapX

Kanex has a new switch, the SnapX, that lets you connect two Macs with one Apple Cinema Display. The SnapX is an all-in-one unit that ships with two mini DisplayPort cables, two USB connectors and one button to switch between the two machines.

Besides a video signal, the SnapX uses the USB cables to pass through data, audio and the images from your Mac's webcam. Tidy and neat looking, the SnapX has a clip to attach it to your Cinema display. The switch will ship in September for a reasonable US$69.

[Via Engadget]

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Kanex Unveils SnapX – Two Port Switcher for Apple LED Cinema Display
Connect two Mac computers to one Apple Cinema Display

Brea, CA - August 3, 2011 – Kanex, maker of audio-visual solutions for Apple computers, is excited to unveil the new SnapX two port switcher designed specifically for 24 and 27 inch Apple LED Cinema Displays (ACD). The compact and USB powered SnapX allows users to easily toggle between two different Mac computers including iMac, Macbook Air, Mac mini, Macbook Pro, and new Mac models with Thunderbolt through the ACD.

The plug and play SnapX features two mini DisplayPorts and two USB ports. Simply plug in both Mac computers to the built-in 5ft mini DisplayPort and USB cables. Users then plug in the ACD native display cables to the SnapX. Once linked, users are able to utilize the iSight camera and direct the audio of the connected computers through the ACD speakers without altering the audio or video quality. The user friendly one button design allows users to effortlessly switch between both sources.

The SnapX features an ergonomic, sleek, clip-on design which fits snuggly on the bottom of the ACD stand. Additionally, the SnapX organizes all wires neatly behind the display providing a clutter-free environment. This also reduces stress on the connectors preventing intermittent signal loss due to loose cable connections.

The SnapX is available now for pre-order and will begins shipping in September for $69 at KanexLive.com/SnapX.

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About Kanex
Kanex offers an extensive selection of product solutions that specifically designed to provide new and exciting ways to connect devices and displays in a rapidly changing technological world. For more information about Kanex and its products, go to www.KanexLive.com.

Kanex is a trademark or registered trademarks of Apogee Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. Apple, Mac, and Apple Cinema Display are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries.

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