Two Macs, One Display

Winner of MacWorld’s Best Consumer Hardware, Kanex SnapX is a compact two-port switcher designed for Apple LED Cinema Displays 27 and 24 inch. Control two Macs with your keyboard, mouse and get full audio. Simply connect the two built-in mini DisplayPort cables with USB from the SnapX to your Mac computers, plug the display cable to the unit and you are set.

Not compatible with Thunderbolt™ iMac and Display

Effortless Mac Switching

With the SnapX, switching from your MacBook Air to your Mac mini is a “snap” away. Toggle between the two sources by pressing the button on top and watch the LED light switch. No external power required for the SnapX.

iSight Camera and Audio through USB Ports

Use your iSight camera and get full audio from the display’s built-in speakers seamlessly with the use of USB pass through cables.

Extended Reach

SnapX provides a convenient length of 5ft. (1.5m) dual cables built-in to the unit, thus providing an extension without unnecessary cables and adapters.

Clip-on Design

For optimum flexibility and ergonomics, SnapX easily clips on by just sliding underneath your Apple LED Cinema Display stand. Functionally designed for any desktop or office application that requires secured switching and extending without compromise.

Cable Clutter Free

SnapX provides a convenient length of 5ft. (1.5m) dual cables built-in to the unit, thus providing an extension without unnecessary cables and adapters.

I use this product between my iMac and my work laptop (lenovo) 2. What I love best of the product is the simplicity of pressing one button to switch between monitors 3. The plastic, I would have not had an issue paying more for an aluminum shell. Also the iMac doesn't go to sleep when the Kanex is plugged in, the monitor does, but you still hear the iMac running. Problem goes away once the Kanex is unplugged. 4. Keep up the great work!
Reviewed by JB , Wesley Chapel FL United States , 8/4/2014
Device: iMac - Year: 2010 / 07

I love the product overall, just it feels to plastic (cheap), an aluminium version would be nice
Reviewed by RR , Antwerpen Belgium , 7/25/2014
Device: Mac Pro - Year: 2014

Reviewed by sd , givataim Israel , 7/13/2014
Device: - Year:

I use this product to connect two MacBook Pros to an Apple Cinema Display with a Macally keyboard and Logitech wireless mouse (Marathon Mouse). Good news: it allows me to switch between the two computers with a push of a button. Bad news: every so often (typically several times per hour), the screen will blank and then come back. Sometimes it comes back as though I had unplugged the monitor (so the windows all resize to the laptop screen size). Sometimes when I push the button, instead of showing one of the Macs on the Cinema Display, neither of them are showing. So, when it works, it works great, but the intermittent glitches make it quite annoying.
Reviewed by WS , Boulder CO United States , 6/25/2014
Device: Macbook Pro - Year: 2014/5

1. I use it multiple times a day to switch between 2 machines. 2. It does what I need. 3. The first one I bought was faulty in one Mini-Display adaptor and this second one is also a little "temperamental" in that sometimes unplugging and plugging back in seems to make a difference. My original Apple Display Mini-Display Port plug does not have this problem so I can only assume it is your plugs. I would have happily paid a higher price for a better quality product. This applies to a more solid housing and button to (especially) high quality adaptors and cables... 4. If you are playing in the Apple market do not be afraid to produce highest quality items and making them expensive, anyone who owns a Apple machine is used to this..
Reviewed by WH , Morgantown WV United States , 5/21/2014
Device: Others - Year: 2014/05

1. I use the SnapX to connect two Mac Pro's and a monitor/keyboard/mouse. 2. It works very well for me
Reviewed by TT , Ames IA United States , 1/27/2014
Device: Mac Pro - Year: 2012

1. I use this as a switch between my Crossfire 5770 XFX Radeon HD PC and my 2012 MacBook Air 13" 2. I like this design and simplicity. 3. The cables are sensitive to being bent. I had to RMA the first one I bought. 4. I didn't like having to pay more to buy from Kanex only to have to pay return shipping for a faulty product. Thankfully your customer care is close by to my living situation.
Reviewed by JP , Memphis TN United States , 8/13/2013
Device: Others - Year:

Used product to gradually migrate to a new computer. Loved being able to instantly switch back and forth. Didn't like the fact that sometimes it switched on it's own. Great product. Life saver!
Reviewed by JL , Toronto ON Canada , 4/30/2013
Device: Mac Pro - Year: 2013/04

It's a good solution, one of the better A/B-type switches I've user in general. The switch itself does sometimes get stuck if you don't push it on the center, which can cause repeated switching until it gets pushed again & un-stuck. But, this allows two laptops to share one monitor. A downside is that the laptops themselves re-shuffle the items on desktops when they lose their connection to the monitor; it would be better if they could somehow be fooled into thinking the monitor was still there when the switch was pressed, so that when you switched back, everything was still in the same place..
Reviewed by GW , Portland OR United States , 4/29/2013
Device: Macbook Pro - Year: 2009

I had a need to reactivate an older Mac mini (to run an older paint application, which I missed very much), while I am primarily running on a more current model. I have only one Cinema Display, and it became a burden to down everything and change all the connections. Then I discovered Kanex SnapX. It is a marvelous product and has worked perfectly for me. It's a great addition and makes my work so much easier.
Reviewed by SG , Sierra Vista AZ United States , 4/27/2013
Device: Mac Mini - Year: Mid 2011

SNAPX 814556014110

What's Included:

Kanex SnapX

Technical Specifications:

Input: 2x Mini DisplayPort Male (Front Source)
2x USB A Male (From USB Host, or to USB Device)
Output: 1x Mini DisplayPort Female (to display)
1x USB A Female (to USB device or from USB Host)
Power: No power supply needed.
Powered through USB or MDP (source).
Voltage: 3~5V, Current: <180mA
Power Consumption: 0.9W
Size (L-W-H): 3.4in. X 2.75in. X 0.68in.
Weight: 2 lbs
Operating Temperature: 0° to +70°
Operating Humidity: 10% to 85% RH (no condensation)
Storage Temperature: -10° to +80°
Storage Humidity: 5% to 90% RH (no condensation)
Warranty: 1-Year Parts& Labor
NOTE: Not compatible with Thunderbolt display.



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