so the keyboard dock, and an OTG idea
Originally Posted by ryocoon
I imagine for the fact they want us to buy their dock, which is USB3. I find the USB3 port entirely to tight, and the dock connection entirely too loose. However, with an USB-OTG cable, you could mock up your own setup.
It seems pretty much anything for the most recent Asus VivoTab seems to be compatible with the TF701t's pin-out setup. So it appears they replicated that pin-plug between the two.
Hello all, I'm new to the forum, but stumbled across this site when looking for a good ROM setup for this tablet(first tablet), I've rooted both droids I've owned and after playing stock on the tablet for a few months, I'm going to go try that out. I was also playing around with running the new Ubuntu OS as well. Doing some research on this, as I imagine a tablet is a bit more complicated to do than a phone.
So in reference to this thread..
If the Vivotab OTG adapter is compatible with the TF701T, wouldn't the keyboard dock be compatible as well? Same pin set up and all.
I wouldn't mind spending the 20$ on this OTG host, but it just seems like so much more stuff to carry around to accomplish one simple goal.
I was looking at the goal of a OTG hub, it's basically a pass-through extension right? It requires no external power source.
And it just seems like a lot of plastic and fluff design to accomplish one simple task, adapt the port of the tablet to a USB hub.
I thought about it, and decided to make a much simpler OTG adapter. The OTG you are all talking about would seem to get in the way of using a case or limiting viewing angles. Some feedback on users of this OTG would be appreciated. I've never had to deal with something like this. I was pretty sure micro-USB was just about standard on most products until I found the 701...
So by using the proprietary charge/sync cable, I connected it to a female USB to female USB adapter(1$ see link) to allow for USB male to plug into. This allows for the full length of the cable plus the pass-through I found to keep your external hard drive or whatever else you have it connected to, away from precarious situations, and allow a little mobility for your tablet. At least, that's the idea behind the build.
I haven't been able to test it out yet, as I just sent the tablet to the service center for a battery charging issue. But being outside the US currently, I have to order a lot of stuff online and wait a week for it to get here.
When my tablet get's back, I'll write up if the idea was effective or not, If you can connect multiple USB via a USB hub at the same time, connect flash, mouse, keyboard, other USB devices like an External HD, and if it is, I could have just provided a simple, cost effective solution to our problems.
Thoughts, or input? Not sure if anyone else has already tried this or not.