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  1. Jerg's Avatar
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    Default Possible to plug in a USB Flash Drive into the playbook ?

    Will it be possible to hook a usb flash drive to the playbook, to add more storage to it for example ?

    I know the playbook comes with a micro-usb port, but I'm sure there is a cable to convert to micro-usb.

    Question is, will it works ?
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    I don't see a reason why it wouldn't, though I'm sure there's some small technical detail that would prevent it.

    USB Gender Changer, USB Male to Male, Female to Female, etc.
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    Never thought of this before, here is the charger that you will need(assuming that it works)

    For only $1.39 each when QTY 50+ purchased - USB 2.0 B Female to Mini 5 pin (B5) Male Adapter | USB 2.0 Adapters
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdaclutch View Post
    Never thought of this before, here is the charger that you will need(assuming that it works)

    For only $1.39 each when QTY 50+ purchased - USB 2.0 B Female to Mini 5 pin (B5) Male Adapter | USB 2.0 Adapters
    I thought the Playbook used a micro adapter, not mini?
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    The USB works in the other direction, you plug the Playbook into a computer and access it, not storage into the Playbook?
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    The PlayBook won't act as a USB host until USB-OTG gets enabled "sometime soon". After that, it should support external storage devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic77 View Post
    The USB works in the other direction, you plug the Playbook into a computer and access it, not storage into the Playbook?
    Depending on how it was built, it could support OTG (On The Go) which is bidirectional. But that all depends on the circuit board, and if the software will even accept it. I imagine it does, but we'll have to wait for someone who has a Playbook to chime in.

    Quote Originally Posted by MI_Jester View Post
    The PlayBook won't act as a USB host until USB-OTG gets enabled "sometime soon". After that, it should support external storage devices.
    Enabled by software or by hardware?
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    I have a micro to usb adapter (from my android tablet) so I can try once mine arrives.
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    USB OTG was coming later in a software update is what we have been told
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    Quote Originally Posted by howarmat View Post
    USB OTG was coming later in a software update is what we have been told
    Excellent news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by X04D00 View Post
    Excellent news.
    Indeed !

    Lets say you're using your playbook at work (which everyone will do I'm sure ) and someone has some files on a usb drive and wants to share them with you, this could become useful.

    I'm looking forward to 8 a.m tomorrow morning to buy mine
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    or you could have a wired blackberry bridge which might save some battery / reduce lag from bluetooth. Or even charge your phone from the playbook in a pinch.
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    Anybody tried it?
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    As noted above, it is not supported yet but is promised for a later release...

    Quote Originally Posted by beavertail2 View Post
    Anybody tried it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beavertail2 View Post
    Anybody tried it?
    Its not available.... not possible yet..... Believe me... there will be tons of posts about it. Just relax
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