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By NicoGa, Senior Member on 10th July 2012, 07:36 PM
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Does anyone knows if such a thing exist: a small microUSB to microSD card reader ?
i.e. something like the tiny USB key that have a micro SD card reader, but with a micro-B USB interface (instead of a full USB) ...

I have been searching crazy lately, but nothing !!! (I can't believe that some manufacturer did not had this idea ?!)
Furthermore, micro USB card reader a very rare ! Any reason ?

As a result, I am about to DIY the thing inspired by the following example (but with micro-B usb and with direct connection):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1713914
Starting with something like:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/5-sets-USB-Ma...ht_2265wt_1165
and
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820313271

The final goal would be to create a micro-usb to microSD adaptator as small as possible ...

Any better idea ? or product you know ?
 
 
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Originally Posted by NicoGa

Does anyone knows if such a thing exist: a small microUSB to microSD card reader ?
i.e. something like the tiny USB key that have a micro SD card reader, but with a micro-B USB interface (instead of a full USB) ...

I have been searching crazy lately, but nothing !!! (I can't believe that some manufacturer did not had this idea ?!)
Furthermore, micro USB card reader a very rare ! Any reason ?

As a result, I am about to DIY the thing inspired by the following example (but with micro-B usb and with direct connection):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1713914
Starting with something like:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/5-sets-USB-Ma...ht_2265wt_1165
and
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820313271

The final goal would be to create a micro-usb to microSD adaptator as small as possible ...

Any better idea ? or product you know ?

i was looking around for exactly that. It didnt seem to exist though, so i caved and went with a standard otg cable and a tiny micro sd reader. Kudos to you if you can get it to work. I'll be following this thread
10th July 2012, 08:01 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by NicoGa

Does anyone knows if such a thing exist: a small microUSB to microSD card reader ?
i.e. something like the tiny USB key that have a micro SD card reader, but with a micro-B USB interface (instead of a full USB) ...

I have been searching crazy lately, but nothing !!! (I can't believe that some manufacturer did not had this idea ?!)
Furthermore, micro USB card reader a very rare ! Any reason ?

As a result, I am about to DIY the thing inspired by the following example (but with micro-B usb and with direct connection):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1713914
Starting with something like:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/5-sets-USB-Ma...ht_2265wt_1165
and
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820313271

The final goal would be to create a micro-usb to microSD adaptator as small as possible ...

Any better idea ? or product you know ?

If you don't mind using a usb memory stick, you won't need an adapter. It will be a lot cheaper & probably faster (depending on what class sd card you use).
10th July 2012, 08:04 PM |#4  
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I only found a Micro-USB card reader, but it had a giant box on a short cable so it totally sucked. I searched for OTG micro reader on ebay and found that one.
10th July 2012, 09:08 PM |#5  
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My setup:
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10th July 2012, 09:29 PM |#6  
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Thanks for your interest!

Yes, but all existing solutions are somewhat bulky ... which really contrast with the sleak devices!!

A tiny microUSB dongle that integrates seamlessly with the device would be marvelous (it could be not bigger than 1 x 1 x 0.5 cm) ... or an other approach would be to integrate the storage in the case (where there could be a heck of storage) ...

If I proceed to the DIY, I would post the pictures.
10th July 2012, 09:32 PM |#7  
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What you need to start is something like this:
http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10425

And manage to swap out the connector.
10th July 2012, 09:57 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by NicoGa

Does anyone knows if such a thing exist: a small microUSB to microSD card reader ?
i.e. something like the tiny USB key that have a micro SD card reader, but with a micro-B USB interface (instead of a full USB) ...

I have been searching crazy lately, but nothing !!! (I can't believe that some manufacturer did not had this idea ?!)
Furthermore, micro USB card reader a very rare ! Any reason ?

As a result, I am about to DIY the thing inspired by the following example (but with micro-B usb and with direct connection):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1713914
Starting with something like:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/5-sets-USB-Ma...ht_2265wt_1165
and
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820313271

The final goal would be to create a micro-usb to microSD adaptator as small as possible ...

Any better idea ? or product you know ?

I have been looking for exactly the same thing!

The nearest thing i found is this



Now if only someone made something like this with a micro SD and OTG i would buy one straight away
10th July 2012, 10:18 PM |#9  
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I was planning to use this with the smallest microSD card reader. Smallest method possible at the moment.

Amazon: SANOXY Micro Male Female Adapter
10th July 2012, 10:40 PM |#10  
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why the interest in a card reader? Just for the size? seems like a very tiny flash drive would be cheaper per/GB and more flexible.
10th July 2012, 10:44 PM |#11  
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yes, but even such a solution does not exist based only on micro USB (from what I have found)!

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