MicroUSB SD Card reader?Tips

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  1. PeteyNice

    PeteyNice Active Member

    Does such a thing exist? Would be useful for displaying photos or transferring them to Picasa.....

  2. DanielM426

    DanielM426 Well-Known Member

    well you can just connect the device to your pc and get the pics off of it.
  3. PeteyNice

    PeteyNice Active Member

    The idea is to travel with just the Nexus and no laptop. I know that Apple makes an adapter so you can use SD cards with the iPad.....
  4. c4v3man

    c4v3man Well-Known Member

    You theoretically should be able to just use a full USB SD card adapter plugged into a USB OTG cable.

    I was hoping to do the same thing on my motorcycle trip, but my crappy playbook didn't support that with the OS2.0 update, so I was boned.
  5. DanielM426

    DanielM426 Well-Known Member

    well what about bluetooth?
  6. c4v3man

    c4v3man Well-Known Member

    No, i highly doubt that exists. Would just be another battery to charge.
  7. crow11ad

    crow11ad Well-Known Member

    Just use Google Drive or Drop Box. That way no added atachment. :)
  8. PeteyNice

    PeteyNice Active Member

    And how does one get the photos from the camera to DropBox or Drive? WiFi enabled SD Cards are not exactly economical...
  9. crow11ad

    crow11ad Well-Known Member

    Well either take the pics with your phone and upload or move sd card to a pc or laptop. Since the Nnexus 7 doesn't have a rest facing cam...this is probably the easiest and cheapest way.
  10. c4v3man

    c4v3man Well-Known Member

    Or spend <$10 and buy a USB OTG cable and use your existing USB SD card reader.

    Who knows... maybe someone will make a MicroUSB SD Card reader since so many devices are supporting USB OTG, but I'd doubt it. Having a standard USB OTG cable is so much more flexible, and cheaper to manufacturer.
  11. PeteyNice

    PeteyNice Active Member

    My DSLR takes better pictures than my phone could ever hope to. The idea is to take the tablet with me and leave the laptop at home.

    Except, AFAIK, no one has gotten a Nexus to read a FAT32 card yet. I don't know too many people who have their SD Cards formatted to ext3. And again that requires a cable, a reader and rooting your tablet even if it would work. I am looking for an elegant solution.
  12. c4v3man

    c4v3man Well-Known Member

    Newegg.com - TOPRAM USB 2.0 SD SDHC High Speed Card Reader R3, support 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB capacity - Card Readers

    along with either
    6" cable


    Direct adapter (although these seem flakier).

    It's not as "elegant" as the camera card kit for the iPad, I will give you that. But it's not exactly unwieldy or difficult to stuff into a camera bag...

    And I'm sure the Fat32 limitation will be fixed within 30 days of general availability. It wouldn't surprise me if it was actually addressed by one of the developers who has the device now BEFORE it starts shipping to customers.
  13. DanielM426

    DanielM426 Well-Known Member

    Eh, 3.5 stars is too low of a rating. Especially when there are better alternatives
    I bought this one for $1.49
    Sanoxy USB 2.0 Female to Micro USB Male
  14. breakingdawn

    breakingdawn Active Member

    so Nexus 7 doesn't come with a Micro SD card slot? Is there a Google version of Dropbox?
  15. c4v3man

    c4v3man Well-Known Member

    Yes, Google drive.
  16. DanielM426

    DanielM426 Well-Known Member

    I wish that google drive was able to let you access your computer more as a directory than just being a special folder. That way you wouldn't have to remember to drag files there.
  17. burtonvdp

    burtonvdp Well-Known Member

    Yeah dropbox was (Maybe still is the same way?) that way. I used to use a syncing program that would move everything to that would move every folder I wanted to a mirror folder in the main dropbox folder... I can't remember the darn name of it though. :eek:
  18. chimphappyhour

    chimphappyhour Well-Known Member

    As a traveling photographer, I had considered using my TF101 in place of a computer for backing up cards while on the road instead of my 17" laptop. I was once dreaming of having a smaller, lighter travel set-up. It was a great dream... until I realized it just wasn't practical for me. I love my TF101 and I'm sure I'll love my N7 but when I actually sat down and went through the logistics of it all, the TF kind of lost out. (Notice the kind of.)

    On short domestic trips (which usually means flying) where I didn't need to "publish" while on the road, I realized that I didn't really need to back-up as I have more than enough cards on me. In this case, I take my TF101 with me to do email, web and entertainment but not for photo work itself.

    On longer trips domestically or internationally, I do need to back up and I usually need to publish at some point. It's that last part that is the rub of it all. A tablet just can't handle my workflow at all. The software and under the hood necessities to get the job done just aren't there. (Now that I think of it, I need to go remove PS Touch from the list of apps I'm considering buying with the credit. I forgot how limited that app was now that I think back on it.) That's why I still lug my 17" laptop, mouse and two back-up drives with me wherever I go in the world. I can't wait for the day that tablets can pull off the workflow I need though. I think that's still a few years away and maybe set back more now that the files keep growing.

    For now, it I want to show photos off. It isn't all that hard to load the photos onto my laptop and edit then load what I want to my tablet.
  19. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I'll agree with what someone else posted in this thread. Go buy a USB OTG cable and you're good to go. I am taking a trip this week with all my photo gear and my Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus. I haven't tried it with my Canon 60D yet, but I tried plugging my wife's Sony point and shoot directly to the USB OTG cable on the Nexus 7 and I could access all photos on the camera. Should be able to do the same with the 60D. Just plug the camera directly to your Nexus via the USB OTG cable and you're good to go.
  20. brianrx74

    brianrx74 Member

    Thank you for this great info. I just ordered one of those cables from Amazon. Will report back after I try it out.
  21. aklbeach

    aklbeach Member

    Did you or anyone actually prove that this works yet? I'm waiting for my second one to come in to game stop, since the first one crashed.
  22. AmneonX

    AmneonX Well-Known Member

    I have heard that with the app Stickmount which requires root, allows your Nexus to connect.
  23. binary visions

    binary visions Well-Known Member

  24. boarder1234

    boarder1234 New Member


    I'm new to Nexus 7 and new to the forum but I thought I would point something out that I have a problem with which may be of interest to svt_gEEk.
    I have a rooted Nexus and an OTG cable and that works fine with a USB stick. I connected a card reader with both a CF card from a Sony camera and also an SD Card from a Canon. The CF card was read and the pictures displayed ok from the Sony but I could not get the Nexus to read the SD card from the canon. I did also try the same SD Card in a separate USD to SD converter and again the Nexus did not see it.

    I have not found a resolution yet, does any one have any thoughts on this ?
  25. Curious Mew

    Curious Mew Active Member

    Just a word of advice, nothing about the cloud (or the internet lol) should ever be taken lightly. For better or for worse, online privacy is being infringed upon every day. It's a money hungry world out there, people want your info no matter what or where it is.

    Instead of using the cloud, I highly recommend a method suggested by an Android Central user who goes by the name Moviecouple:

    "I use the CloudFTP by Hyperdrive. It is a small device with a USB port that creates a wireless portable FTP server. I then just plug a micro 32GB thumb drive into the USB port. This device basically creates a personal FTP server that allows you to stream movies and music or move stuff in and off the FTP server to ANY device. I use it on my computers, Macs, Android devices... And it even works with my iPad and iPhone devices as well. You can use thumb drives and portable Hard Drives with it. That gives you Unlimited storage possibilities. It also works pretty much with all file types I've thrown at it too.

    I had been looking for such a device for years. Looked at the Seagate Goflex Satellite and various others and the CloudFTP is hands down the best. Portable, small, and fast.

    I personally needed a device that allowed to store movies, music, pictures, books, PDF's, Comics (CBR's & CBZ's) and Word/Excel documents that I could transfer stuff back and forth between it and all my devices... and this one does it all."

    link to thread:
    Nexus 7 Storage Solutions??? - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

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