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  1. lens pirate

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    Anyone tried a simple female to female usb coupler on the end of the factory tab charger/data cable? Love to plug some USB devices in.


    Surely someone has tried this? I will try when mine gets here in the morning.
     

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    That's not a bad idea. If it works, that would be awesome.
     
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    I couldn't find a female to female usb adapter or cable here in Killeen, so I used a USB 2.0 hub. Connected the Galaxy to one usb port and a usb flash drive to another. Worked like a charm. That hub was powered and I copied a 1.5 Gb file from the flash to my Galaxy. Was very fast.

    Then I tried an unpowered 2.0 hub. Was able to move small files around from my pc to my Galaxy with minimal difficulties. Seemed to lose the connection if I didn't use it constantly. Maybe because of no power. I'd just unplug the Galaxy and plug it in again, and ok again. Haven't had the opportunity to try a large file with that hub.

    Unpowered 2.0 hub cost about $18. It's pretty small and wouldn't be hard to carry around. Probably less than anything from Samsung. However, this really isn't a solution for adding additional memory. You might be able to connect a larger flash, but it would be pretty clumsy, flopping around, etc. You wouldn't want it connected all the time.
     
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    Tried a USB female to female 3.0 and it did not work.
     
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    Can you post a pic of this set up? I can't envision what you are saying here.
     
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    You know, I just really blew it. I don't know what I was thinking. I'm sorry for the misinformation. I was using my pc to move the files not file manager on the tablet. Can't get to file manager when you have a usb connection. Sorry everyone.
     

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