device to be able to plug in computers/laptops quickly

I have cleared out an area in my office and on the back wall I have a 3 tiered standing desk.  I am going to use this desk to setup/troubleshoot laptops, desktops, and printers.  I want to be able to quickly change out cables like network, mouse, keyboard, usb, monitor.  Is there a device I could connect to the wall (so it is accessible) and be able to change out things easier?
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Russ SuterSenior Software DeveloperCommented:
I'd get something like a USB docking station.
That way you can just connect your laptop to the dock via a single USB 3.0 connection. Then just unplug when you take the laptop with you.
Depending on the brand/model of your laptop, there may be a better, custom docking station option available from the manufacturer.

Although from what I'm reading you'll be connecting a variety of laptops. In that case the USB docking station might be the way to go.

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I would recommend that you go with a KVM for your needs. You can get them in multiple sizes and configurations depending on your needs.

For Instance : Here is one that will allow you to connect 8 computers to one monitor mouse and keyboard.

If you would like another size... simply type it in the search at amazon..
Martin MillerCTOCommented:
Both John and Russ gave good suggestions!
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If you can live with no more than 4 computers connected, this is an inexpensive ($60) solution: that I've used.  It has both USB and PS/2 connectors on the cable which can be an advantage with older computers.  It doesn't support video other than VGA, which can be an issue, nor does it support audio.

I highly recommend adding an external power supply (rather than powered by USB).  I had one left over from a failed D-Link device of some sort that worked.

While a USB docking station can simplify the connection, it will install a number of drivers, which can become an issue.

I have never really had good luck with that brand, but netgear, iogear are two brands that are tried and proven in my opinion. I have in operation right now probably 15 users using KVM for one reason or another.

I personally use an 8 port IPKVM on my test bench.
i just switch and connect my screens, kbd, and mouses as needed  - i have several of each
i would recommend to fix the screens to the wall - for saving space on the desk
Glad you found what will work for you. I would also highly recommend that you explore the KVM option as it cuts down on expense and allow you to work with more than 1 PC at a time.
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