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USB Supported Gamepads, Keyboards etc... With what USB?

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    USB Supported Gamepads, Keyboards etc... With what USB?

    Are we Xoom owners being left out of one of the coolest features of 3.1 because there is only a micro usb port?

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    Quote Originally Posted by komienski View Post
    Are we Xoom owners being left out of one of the coolest features of 3.1 because there is only a micro usb port?
    That's what I was thinking...

    Two widgets walk into an apple genius bar and one says, "I'd like to buy an iPad 2"
    the genius responds, "We don't much appreciate your kind here..."

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    would a micro A adapter work?

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    I assume we could use an adapter. But either way it seems a step back considering we can already use blue tooth controllers like the wii classic controller.
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    Use an "OTG" cable. My keyboard already works with kernels that support it. Works for thumb drives external HD, with the update this will be smoking!

    They're $5 Micro USB Host OTG Cable for Archos Home Tablet 7 ,lead | eBay

    And what aboue BT mouse support? Is that mentioned? It was mentioned in the VZW leak and I imagine the controller and keyboard support will cross with Bluetooth.
    Last edited by NewAge; 05-10-2011 at 02:28 PM.

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    To be able to use USB devices like thumb drives, etc, which already have a male USB A end, we need a female USB A (full size) to male Micro USB.

    I've been able to find an adapter that looks like it will work, and according to reviews it does:
    Amazon.com: USB 2.0 A to Micro B Female / Male Adaptor: Electronics

    But personally, given the tiny nature of the port, I would much rather find a short (~3") cable that does it, rather than a little solid nub adapter. It seems too easy to damage. I'm thinking something like this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-MILESTONE-Barrage-Charging-SKN6252A/dp/B001EJFZ5G/ref=sr_1_14?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1305056035&s r=1-14

    Except that particular one just converts from mini-USB to micro-USB, whereas we need full-size to micro. We could of course chain two together, and go full-size to mini, then mini to micro, but who the hell wants to do that?

    If anyone has any luck finding this particular cable, please let us know.
    Last edited by ProgenDev; 05-10-2011 at 02:55 PM.

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    Ok, I found one that looks like exactly what I want (it was just a couple away from the above poster's link.)

    USB Host Micro B/A Adapter Cable 4 ARCHOS HOME Tablet 7 | eBay

    I just ordered it - hopefully it works as expected!

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    Micro usb to usb is your friend.. Im ordering mines now.I cant wait to plug in my ps3 controller into this bad boy.

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    You know, a couple of weeks ago, I bought a few adapters and 'retractable usb cables' because they were inexpensive and because you never know when they can come in handy. Didn't have a real use for them at the time but I'm sure glad I have them now!!

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    Over at Android 3.1 Platform | Android Developers it talks about music equipment to. Maybe an audio interface for guitar recording on the go? I hope so
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