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What I want to be able to do with my GS3....

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18th February 2013, 04:23 AM   |  #1  
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I want to be able to plug my GS3's USB port into a wire, or maybe do this wirelessly, and then see Android screen on a large monitor and use a mouse and keyboard to intract with the display on the large screen.

I am baffled at the idea that this is not possible... so I must be missing something?

I have a little netbook that I use in this way, and the GS3 is a much more powerful device (it can play videos that the netbook cannot manage).
18th February 2013, 05:01 AM   |  #2  
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Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. HDMI MHL adapter.

But why? They make a pc for that.

Gs3 is not very powerful and you won't have good resolution. Productivity will be minimal.

If you want a mobile PC grab a windows 8 tablet like the surface pro.
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18th February 2013, 07:48 AM   |  #3  
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Re: What I want to be able to do with my GS3....
Do you want a desktop or a mobile device?

You could buy a transformer type tablet or build a desktop for pretty cheap.

If you want this to be mobile, that's a lot of crap to carry around... How would you even power the screen? Seems like those people who bring desktops to coffee shops.

If you want a desktop, you can come build or buy one that's much more powerful for not all that much more than the cost of hooking your phone up - and then you don't have to worry about battery life draining and overheating.

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I want to be able to plug my GS3's USB port into a wire, or maybe do this wirelessly, and then see Android screen on a large monitor and use a mouse and keyboard to intract with the display on the large screen.

I am baffled at the idea that this is not possible... so I must be missing something?

I have a little netbook that I use in this way, and the GS3 is a much more powerful device (it can play videos that the netbook cannot manage).


You guys don't quiet get it. I have a powerful desktop replacement and a netbook.

But I like the idea of having all this in my pocket and just plugging into a workstation at home.

And a Microsoft Surface? EEWWwwwww.
18th February 2013, 03:46 PM   |  #5  
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Re: What I want to be able to do with my GS3....
It is possible, I'm using WD Live, no keyboard use tho, but I can stream YouTube or play files from my phone onto tv using wd and some other UpnP apps.

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18th February 2013, 04:37 PM   |  #6  
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Surface PRO. Not a toy like an iPad or surface rt. The Pro is a productive machine.

I dont understand.. So you want to carry a keyboard, mouse, HDMI adapter, and power cable in your pocket along with your phone?
18th February 2013, 07:25 PM   |  #7  
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Surface PRO. Not a toy like an iPad or surface rt. The Pro is a productive machine.

I dont understand.. So you want to carry a keyboard, mouse, HDMI adapter, and power cable in your pocket along with your phone?

Lmao, idk why I thought this comment was hilarious :P

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I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for --> https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...dGVjbGllbnQiXQ..

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I want to be able to plug my GS3's USB port into a wire, or maybe do this wirelessly, and then see Android screen on a large monitor and use a mouse and keyboard to intract with the display on the large screen.

I am baffled at the idea that this is not possible... so I must be missing something?

I have a little netbook that I use in this way, and the GS3 is a much more powerful device (it can play videos that the netbook cannot manage).

19th February 2013, 02:54 AM   |  #9  
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If you want to be able to just plug it into yet another set of hardware at home... just go buy the stuff and plug it in.

Bluetooth is still a better deal than wired keyboard/mouse - but you still have the battery drain issue, which is why this is not a practical idea - especially since we're talking about an S3. It should be able to accept hardware input through the micro usb, but it's not really designed for that - and you'd have to get adapters and hub and why have all that crap taking up space if you already have a home system ? I wonder what would happen if you had three pieces of hardware trying to use the same micro-usb input, too (obviously, hubs work, but they have to share - and the monitor is going to want a lot of the available transfer capacity for itself) - makes more sense to just use it for HDMI to the monitor and use bluetooth for the peripherals.

If you had a phone that could run off AC only, it might fare better - since there'd be no battery constantly charging and draining and heating everything up, but the S3 won't do that.

Cool idea in theory ? Yeah. It would be great. But in practice, not so much. It would be better if the S3 could run from AC only - heck, it'd be almost a good idea. But since it can't and it lacks great cooling (since it's a compact, air-cooled phone), you're just going to be exposing the phone to high operating temperatures for extended periods of time which isn't exactly great for it.

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