I'm also trying to make it work, and am waiting on the cables (I also ordered another one from Amazon, search for "Cables Unlimited USB Micro A Cable" , which I hope will work too).
A couple of questions: What is the dual-power cable for? Is it strictly necessary, or rather there for driving some of the more power-hungry devices?
Also, what would the APIs be for activating the N1's power supply? I'm sitting on a pile of N1s here at work, and I'd be happy to use one for testing that API
I will be trying to connect a very low-consumption USB devices, so I'm hoping I could get away without an external power supply.