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K1 USB host cable now available! $13 on lenovo with free shipping!

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7th April 2012, 08:24 PM   |  #1  
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http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...menu_area=true

Also Provantage:http://www.provantage.com/YLEN92U2.htm
Macmall:http://www.macmall.com/p/Lenovo-Moni...71~pdp.haicccb
Alvio supposedly has it but can't find it, perhaps due to being out of stock
PSsuperstore:http://www.pcsuperstore.com/products...o-0B65411.html

Someone from the lenovo forums confirmed that the provantage cable works with their K1.

Looks like it's not too expensive either...

Source:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-...593525/page/38
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11th April 2012, 08:30 PM   |  #2  
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also PC Connection has them in stock , although no free shipping , they have a warehouse where i live and it was still going to cost 15.00ish shipping and i could drive there in like 5 min .....but yeah spoke to Tim at lenovo and he said they had a limited quantity so if your gonna get them from there id do it quick
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There are a lots of them on ebay . I wonder if through this cable i can get on my thinkpad tablet a second usb-host. How do you think will that work?
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There are a lots of them on ebay . I wonder if through this cable i can get on my thinkpad tablet a second usb-host. How do you think will that work?

I can't find any of the cables on Ebay. There's plenty of K1 usb data cables but no usb host cables. I don't know if the K1 and Thinkpad ports are equivalent so you could end up getting something that doesn't work. You'd probably be better off just getting a powered USB hub.
22nd April 2012, 11:45 PM   |  #5  
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I've tried the micro usb with usb powered hub but no success
And the usb cables do not variate, becouse the host compatibility is or should be in the port itself . the same is with the standart usb cables which all provide host if the phone or tablet supports it.
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And the usb cables do not variate, becouse the host compatibility is or should be in the port itself . the same is with the standart usb cables which all provide host if the phone or tablet supports it.

That's what I meant. The K1 has USB host wired to its dock port. The Thinkpad may or may not.
24th April 2012, 06:10 PM   |  #7  
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well ordered my USB host cable on the 11th of April and its now been 2 weeks and i have received 2 emails saying it could be up to a month before it ships so i called them and said i wanted to cancel it and they assured me that it would ship by tomorrow at noon .....this has been about as much fun as pricking around with dell on my streak 7 that got stuck read only .......anyone else have any issues with getting there K1 host cable ?
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well ordered my USB host cable on the 11th of April and its now been 2 weeks and i have received 2 emails saying it could be up to a month before it ships so i called them and said i wanted to cancel it and they assured me that it would ship by tomorrow at noon .....this has been about as much fun as pricking around with dell on my streak 7 that got stuck read only .......anyone else have any issues with getting there K1 host cable ?

Mine's supposed to ship on the 9th of May. They told me it would ship the day after I ordered it.
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i even asked them if there were any issues like if the part was on back order and they said no it was in stock and was already in the shipping process .....i mean come on i buy crap off the internet nearly once a week (yeah i know a bit drastic)
but i like building electronic crap and modding stuff and ive never had to wait this long for any of it ....without a legit excuse " were sorry sir that item was on back order " i like my K1 and it does mostly what i need but its the hub for my outdoor theater and i need the stupid adapter to access the 500gig HDD to play movies on the screen ......if they cant deliver ill just buy a different tab with easier to get parts *end Rant*

update they just switched my ship date to tomorrow and delivery date to 5-2-12 *roll eyes* we'll see
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i even asked them if there were any issues like if the part was on back order and they said no it was in stock and was already in the shipping process .....i mean come on i buy crap off the internet nearly once a week (yeah i know a bit drastic)
but i like building electronic crap and modding stuff and ive never had to wait this long for any of it ....without a legit excuse " were sorry sir that item was on back order " i like my K1 and it does mostly what i need but its the hub for my outdoor theater and i need the stupid adapter to access the 500gig HDD to play movies on the screen ......if they cant deliver ill just buy a different tab with easier to get parts *end Rant*

update they just switched my ship date to tomorrow and delivery date to 5-2-12 *roll eyes* we'll see

Thanks for the update, I'm chatting with them now to see if I can speed up my order.

Got bounced back and forth between credit and sales. The CSR told me that my order was on hold for payment verification for some undisclosed amount of time. Credit told me that there was nothing wrong with it. CSR#2 blamed credit. I still have an estimated shipping date of 5/9 but the CSR#2 reassured me "It could ship much sooner than that now that it's not on hold".
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