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20th December 2011, 12:31 AM   |  #1  
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So, this works:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

However, it doesn't work for everything. A mouse works, but a USB Flash Drive doesn't seem to work, nor does another USB device that does work on the Acer A500 Android tablet I have.

So... Yeah. Just thought you guys would wanna know. I'll look into more devices. I know Honeycomb supported all kinds of USB devices (hub, flash drive, mouse, keyboard) so I'm a little surprised the flash drive didn't work. I'll let you know if I find anything else out. Might just be a driver issue we can work out with custom ROMS. Obviously the communications is working since the mouse works. It could be a power draw issue. I have a USB power meter and the mouse draws 20ma. The flash drive that doesn't work draws 60ma.

-Taylor

UPDATE: Works great with a device we are developing at work (basically a USB hub and FTDI chip combo board if that means anything to ya). It draws about 62ma, so the flash drive issue must not be due to power draw.

UPDATE 2: Rooted users can easily mount flash drives using the app StickMount in the market - its very clean and works well! Thanks to user [esoomenona] for the suggestion.
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20th December 2011, 02:27 PM   |  #2  
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For who lives outside the USA, buy this with international free shipping: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/usb-fem...y-s2-5cm-67186

The only cons is that can take a while to arrive.
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20th December 2011, 02:32 PM   |  #3  
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Would something like This work?
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Would something like This work?

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/micro-u...ter-pair-50774
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20th December 2011, 06:08 PM   |  #5  
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Do you get a cursor if you plug in a mouse?
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Thank you I was looking for something like this. Finding the right cable on Amazon is like a needle in a hay stack.
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20th December 2011, 09:08 PM   |  #7  
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For $5 i'll give it a try. Thanks!
20th December 2011, 09:56 PM   |  #8  
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Would something like This work?

Actually it looks like no. One of the reviews points out its not a USB OTG (On the go) adapter. USB On the go is a USB port that can act either as a device (plug it into your computer) or as a host (plug in a mouse, etc). In order to tell the phone which mode to be in, USB OTG connectors need to have one of the pins hooked up to ground. Unfortunately not all of these adapters do (I have no idea what they're good for if they don't) and it looks like that one doesn't. But someone linked to the one on DealExtreme that might work.

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Do you get a cursor if you plug in a mouse?

Sure do! Its pretty nifty.

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Thank you I was looking for something like this. Finding the right cable on Amazon is like a needle in a hay stack.

Eh I just found a cheap one that looked ok and said it worked with some Samsung devices. I'm also happy its right angle, as its more pocketable. But glad to help!

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20th December 2011, 10:06 PM   |  #9  
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http://www.amazon.com/Micro-USB-OTG-...ef=pd_cp_cps_1

Here's a cheaper one.

I would prefer this over a one piece, as I am worried about bending the micro usb port.
20th December 2011, 10:17 PM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by wonshikee

http://www.amazon.com/Micro-USB-OTG-...ef=pd_cp_cps_1

Here's a cheaper one.

I would prefer this over a one piece, as I am worried about bending the micro usb port.

Cool. Not Amazon Prime though. Its got free shipping but it would probably take a while. I ordered mine friday and got it yesterday (monday).

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