1. Jerg's Avatar
    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 ?
    04-18-11 12:51 PM
  2. X04D00's Avatar
    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.
    04-18-11 12:56 PM
  3. jdaclutch's Avatar
    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
    04-18-11 12:59 PM
  4. X04D00's Avatar
    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?
    04-18-11 01:01 PM
  5. Sonic77's Avatar
    The USB works in the other direction, you plug the Playbook into a computer and access it, not storage into the Playbook?
    04-18-11 01:02 PM
  6. MI_Jester's Avatar
    The PlayBook won't act as a USB host until USB-OTG gets enabled "sometime soon". After that, it should support external storage devices.
    04-18-11 01:03 PM
  7. X04D00's Avatar
    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.

    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?
    04-18-11 01:04 PM
  8. juched's Avatar
    I have a micro to usb adapter (from my android tablet) so I can try once mine arrives.
    04-18-11 01:08 PM
  9. howarmat's Avatar
    USB OTG was coming later in a software update is what we have been told
    04-18-11 01:09 PM
  10. X04D00's Avatar
    USB OTG was coming later in a software update is what we have been told
    Excellent news.
    04-18-11 01:11 PM
  11. Jerg's Avatar
    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
    04-18-11 07:18 PM
  12. 2001bmw330xi's Avatar
    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.
    04-18-11 09:00 PM
  13. beavertail2's Avatar
    Anybody tried it?
    05-05-11 01:23 PM
  14. Mojoski's Avatar
    As noted above, it is not supported yet but is promised for a later release...

    Anybody tried it?
    05-05-11 01:26 PM
  15. Mercury's Avatar
    Anybody tried it?
    Its not available.... not possible yet..... Believe me... there will be tons of posts about it. Just relax
    05-05-11 01:26 PM
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