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12th August 2014, 11:36 AM   |  #1  
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when I use a USB keyboard with my XZU, the cable sticks out "up" or to the left when phone in landscape mode



I haven't been able to find a right-angled USB OTG cable where it turns the other way

can anyone help?
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23rd August 2014, 11:10 PM   |  #2  
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when I use a USB keyboard with my XZU, the cable sticks out "up" or to the left when phone in landscape mode



I haven't been able to find a right-angled USB OTG cable where it turns the other way

can anyone help?
thanks!

U mean like this? Or this?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1pz99cyjgp...G0876.jpg?dl=0 but this is charging cable u would need an otg head

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23rd August 2014, 11:20 PM   |  #3  
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U mean like this? Or this?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1pz99cyjgp...G0876.jpg?dl=0 but this is charging cable u would need an otg head

yes, an OTG version of the bottom one in the image you posted on dropbox

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12th November 2014, 03:01 PM   |  #4  
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I found these:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/White-Micr...-/131344967102
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-A-fema...-/320786314480

However, what might be more useful are right angle converters in both Liberal and Conservative forms (left and right leaning)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pair-90-De...-/261585900510
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a little bit off topic but I have bought 2 USB OTG cables off eBay and neither works with my Z ultra, but they do work with the wife's Note 3. Does anyone know if there's a setting I'm maybe forgetting to turn on or if I need a specific cable?

There's no power at all going to the devices I connect, have tried everything from keyboards, thumb drives and dualshock controllers.
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a little bit off topic but I have bought 2 USB OTG cables off eBay and neither works with my Z ultra, but they do work with the wife's Note 3. Does anyone know if there's a setting I'm maybe forgetting to turn on or if I need a specific cable?

There's no power at all going to the devices I connect, have tried everything from keyboards, thumb drives and dualshock controllers.

The one i bought from Amazon a year ago works perfect, it was $1.99
27th November 2014, 09:09 AM   |  #7  
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I didn't do anything special to get USB OTG working.
It could be that your USB device is drawing too much power, which a Note could manage but the XZU can't?
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I don't (yet) have this phone, so maybe I'm missing something...
Why not flip the phone the other way, so the USB port is on the top?
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the fully rectangular version is from when not all devices supported otg so they made them that way as a sort of failsafe to stop unsupported devices being tampered with (i personally believe it was to coin in further on cable replacements on high end devices)
if you have one of the old rectangular otg cables laying about just carefully file away at the edges a little bit until it fits smoothly (dont force it!!)...

tested with an old nokia n8 cable on my lg g2 and it works just fine!!!
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Originally Posted by jess91

I don't (yet) have this phone, so maybe I'm missing something...
Why not flip the phone the other way, so the USB port is on the top?

the book cover/case I use has a crease so it can act as a stand, and the phone ends up held with the USB port bottom/right. It then leaves the mag charge port free for power.

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