WTB: Dr.Bott Moniswitch ADB switch box for connecting multiple vintage Macs

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WTB: Dr.Bott Moniswitch ADB switch box for connecting multiple vintage Macs

I'm looking for a "Dr. Bott Moniswitch 4 / ADB-40" switch box that allows multiple vintage Macs to connect to the same DB15 monitor, ADB mouse & keyboard. I believe the company discontinued the box back in the early 1990s, but I hope some of you Mac enthusiasts may have one laying around that you'd consider selling. Will pay $200 USD for a properly functioning one.

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Re: WTB: Dr.Bott Moniswitch ADB switch box for connecting ...

I just wanted to follow up on my own WTB post and report that, amazingly, Dr. Bott still has the Moniswitch 4 /ADB-40 in stock as New Old Stock! It is listed on their website. I contacted them and was able to purchase one for 99 Euros. It works perfectly - high quality, compact, and aesthetically nice in a "1990s" kind of way (ie. silver plastic). The package comes with 4X sets of DB-15 and ADB cords, enough to hook up 4 Macs to a single keyboard/mouse/monitor. The supplied cables have the "Dr. Bott" name molded into them which gives them a professional look rather than generic cables. Getting so many cables is a real bonus and I enjoyed using them to set up my IIfx, Quadra 840av, and Beige G3 desktop in a very tidy, efficient way.

I'm not sure how many of these units the company has left (I believe they long ago stopped making them), so for vintage Mac enthusiasts who want to consolidate several systems these are a really great solution and I think an excellent value.

Howie

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