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  1. palur

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    The official USB connection kit is now available online on Samsung's website. I just ordered mine.
     

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    URL maybe? I 'pre-ordered' one and they haven't written me and when I click on it on their web site, it tells me "no online retailer available"
     
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    I can see this being used for thumb drives, but what else? Why would you want to connect a mouse? Seems odd to me.
     
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    My plan is to either direct connect my HD Flip camera or a USB Card reader. With the tablet, I do not plan on vacationing with my laptop, which has seen much better days. Now in the hotel, or in the car, I can suck in my photos, even do mild photoshopping with them, and push to the cloud for all to see. Previously, I would not be able to do this w/o a real computer.
     
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    Yeah....thats sounds like a good idea. I've been leaving my laptop at home to on trips.

    What cloud are you using right now? I'm currently trying to find a cloud that I can store my music and photos on and use one app to access both.

    I've tried/trying:
    Mspot - its okay but doesn't load all my songs
    Google Music - So far so good, but app player could be better. Doesn't off lyrics and most album artwork. Other apps won't work with it either, that I know of.
    Google+ - I'm not sure I want to push my whole drive of pictures on a social network.
    Picasa - I like it, but gotta pay for more than 5gb of storage
     
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    I currently use DropBox - loved its interface on the Droid phone, plus desktop integration. Don't plan on putting my music library in the cloud, so Amazon, and paying, doesn't appeal to me.

    Photos will be uploaded to Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, YouTube, etc. - the USB dongle will be perfect. Could do them during fireworks or at swim event - my 'real' camera is much better than the Tab's camera, so I still want to take 'good' photographs with the camera, snapshots with the tab/phone.

    PittCaleb
     
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    The port is in a horrible location
     
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    Disaapointed with the port so far.

    Works opk with mouse. Does not seem to "mount" the thumb drives.
    at least I can not find a way to browse for it?
     
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    The problem was me. The adapter works as designed!
     
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    For those of us who ordered, but have not yet received - what were you doing wrong such that we don't do same? Turn of USB Debugging? Something more?

    PittCaleb
     
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    how long did it take to get it?
     
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    Works nice. I have used it with a jump drive and I have also plugged in my Logitech MK710 keyboard/mouse and it works great too.
     
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    Got mine yesterday, plugged in my digital camera and it instantly showed me the photos. However, none of the video's. I have Mobo Video Player installed or might want to 'suck them in' and then push them back out to the cloud even if I can not view them on the Galaxy. Does anyone know what "directory" they are accessible via? I could not, in my brief time using it, find the photos via a file manager. Help appreciated.

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    SDCARD|USB something something something
     
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    Yes, my USB mouse works fine. At a desk, this is nice.
     
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    connecting a usb flash drive to the Tab is going to be a huge convenience.....mostly for dragging and dropping photos, videos, and some music.....
     
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    Ordered my USB kit on Friday and got it in the mail today. Works great. I plan to use it too store movies and such on a 16g thumb drive and transfer them if when I want to watch them. That way I can leave some memory available for other stuff if I need it.

    What software are people sing to compress DVD movies? I am currently using Magic DVD Ripper. It works OK, but curious to see what other people recommend.
     
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    FWIW, I do this with an Eye-Fi card with my Xoom. It is nice to have the option with the adapter, but with the new Eye-Fi app and direct mode I can transfer pics automatically and not even have to take out the card- and it's surprisingly fast.

    Does anyone know if there's a limit to the size of thumb drives this'll support? I know that was an issue with the Xoom micro usb adapter, I think 32 GB was the limit. And I assume seperately-powered external hard drives work fine?
     

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