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Why aren't there low profile flash drives with micro-USB connectors?

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By scooterboy5, Senior Member on 4th December 2012, 08:18 PM
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Something like the one below with a micro-usb connector instead.

I would think some manufacturer could make a killing in the phone/tablet market...
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4th December 2012, 11:31 PM |#2  
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Agreed, that's a great idea, maybe nobody has actually thought about it who works in the industry? Stranger things have happened.

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5th December 2012, 12:33 AM |#3  
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I sent sandisk a tweet asking that question with a link to this image but no response

@SanDisk Will Sandisk ever make a micro-b usb drive? like this photoshopped device? http://en.samaanet.com/wp-content/up...ps7381aa3a.jpg

5th December 2012, 05:15 AM |#4  
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well for now there's always this lol $1 free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Micro-USB-OTG-.../dp/B005QX7KYU
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5th December 2012, 07:18 AM |#5  
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well for now there's always this lol $1 free shipping.

I'm not sure the free shipping is a good deal. Ordered mine 4 weeks ago.
5th December 2012, 01:12 PM |#6  
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Man up and make one:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2021001

5th December 2012, 02:02 PM |#7  
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Kickstarter, buddy. Make your own and make your millions at the same time.
5th December 2012, 05:21 PM |#8  
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So I bought this Microusb flash drive/ microsd card reader from Amazon to try with my Nexus 10. It's not low profile, but it is pretty small.

http://www.amazon.com/Koolertron-NOO...+%22card+noosy

I can get the 4 gb flash drive to work using either Nexus Media Importer or Stick Mount, but I cannot get the microsd to show up. It works fine in my Galaxy S3 in both ICS and Jellybean. Has anyone else tried this product? Any ideas to get one of those apps (or another one) to read a device that has both a usb flash drive and microsd card? This device could be the answer to my storage problems on the Nexus 10 if only I can get it to read the microsd card! Thanks!
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5th December 2012, 05:44 PM |#9  
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well for now there's always this lol $1 free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Micro-USB-OTG-.../dp/B005QX7KYU

I already got 2 of those and they work fine with NMI - just looking for something that won't block the headphone jack. One of those with the micro-usb connector reversed would at least go in the other direction and leave the headphone jack accessible.

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Man up and make one:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2021001

Waaaay beyond my capabilities!

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So I bought this Microusb flash drive/ microsd card reader from Amazon to try with my Nexus 10. It's not low profile, but it is pretty small.

http://www.amazon.com/Koolertron-NOO...+%22card+noosy

I'm trying to avoid something that sticks out too far. If you drop the N10 or bang it on something with that connected, it could really stress (or even break) the micro-usb jack.
6th December 2012, 08:38 PM |#10  
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I only need the flash drive/card reader to watch movies. I'm ok with it jutting out some as long as I can get it to work. I'm surprised no one else has found this item with all the people looking for microusb flash drives.
6th December 2012, 10:25 PM |#11  
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I only need the flash drive/card reader to watch movies. I'm ok with it jutting out some as long as I can get it to work. I'm surprised no one else has found this item with all the people looking for microusb flash drives.

If it doesn't exist (yet), that makes it kinda hard to find.

I just ordered this from ebay. It's not specifically described as OTG but it does say it's 5-pin, so I'm hopeful. At least it will leave the headphone jack accessible.
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