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Any Cheap Type C to USB Converter?

I've recently purchased the Macbook M1, There are only two types c ports available. I am thinking to purchase the Apple USB hub, but it is very expensive. Can you suggest to me some cheaper options?
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Single gadget, preferably USB, for switching on and off a mains socket from a Windows laptop

My memory tells me that that Sinclair ZX81 could easily control a mains socket and therefore allow a user to do things like control the watering of pot plants without needing to get a soldering iron ...
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Multiple USB A power ports to single USB C port?

I have a solar panel with multiple USB A outputs, and a battery bank with a USB C input, is there any device that I can connect all the USB A ports of the solar panel to so that I can utilize the full ...
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Cost-effective solution to connecting many SATA hard disks to a Linux laptop

What I have: Linux laptop with the usual connectors (most importantly, probably: USB) multiple (about 4-6) SATA hard disks My goal is to connect them simultanously, i.e. I want to manipulate all the ...
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Share keyboard, mouse, and clipboard

I've been using Synergy for many years and I definitely like how it works. But now I need to add a Chromebook to my list of devices and unfortunately Synergy does not support Chrome OS. I need to ...
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How to use legacy FireWire/IEEE 1394 devices on a system with only USB?

I have an older audio interface and a couple DV camcorders that only connect by FireWire/IEEE 1394. I will be replacing the desktop system I have used these with, and I'm thinking about getting a ...
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Compact USB only mixer

I am looking for a pocket compact USB only mixer that has only USB inputs and one USB output. After 3 hours of searching in Google, Amazon and other sites I found only analog ones. Some USB inputs ...
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Ethernet USB adapter NOT based on Realtek chip

I have done my part of research here and it seems as the topic is quite hard i would like to know if there exists any USB to Ethernet Adapter that is not based on Realtek chip.
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Any USB-C only switch in existence?

I am searching for a USB-C switch with only USB type C ports. Ideally: 4 USB-C ports for peripherals/devices/... 2-4 USB-C for PC's (so 2 (or better 4) PC's should be switchable)
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Does USB 3.0 automatically negotiate host/controller?

Does USB 3.0 automatically negotiate host/controller? Specifically the use case being USB 3.0 A Male to Male A cable and 2 x86 machines. One x86 Machine running Android (Bliss OS) acting as the slave. ...
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microSD extreme plus xfer speed over usb

I want to know the max xfer speed for a SanDisk Extreme Plus microSD XC 1 V30 card in order to figure out if using a 10Gbps USB hub (Gen 2) would be faster than a 5Gbps USB hub (Gen 1). In other ...
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USB device to draw constant small current to prevent power bank from shutting off

Most external USB power banks nowadays will shut off if the device connected to them stops drawing current. This guy modded an USB measuring stick by adding two resistors to accomplish basically what ...
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USB only KVM with Full DDM support?

Requirements: USB Full-DDM (so each computer always detects a keyboard and mouse) 2 USB type A ports no bigger than 5"x4"x1"-ish Below $300 Nice-to-Haves: Remote selector switch (not ...
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Looking for USB IR reciever recommendations

Here is the plan. I will be doing some research into some USB IR recievers for my girlfriends HTPC as a fallback method if for some reason Kore (the android app for KODI) drops in terms of connection. ...
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Where can I buy a PCIe card to add USB 3.0+ ports to my Supermicro SYS-6018U-TR4+?

Where can I buy a PCIe card to add USB 3.0+ ports to my Supermicro SYS-6018U-TR4+? It must: physically fit into the server be compatible with Linux, at USB 3.0+ speeds And preferably: provide a mix ...
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Are there USB dongles With reprogrammable descriptor

What I have done I'm in a situation in which I would like to make a software that interacts with multiple USB devices with similar udev value (same ID_VENDOR_ID and same ID_MODEL_ID). I need to ...
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Why using an adapted 15-pin SATA connector, my Hard Disk does not turn on?

I have bought this cable in order to use a separate USB adapter to power my desktop hard disk (3,5") At one end is a normal USB male connector, and on the other end is an adapted 15-pin plug. ...
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SSD to usb: with case vs no case

I got a SSD and I want to use it as a USB. There are two type: with case or without case. Which is better? Example: With case: Without case:
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Are there ANY 'KVM Switch' like (hubs with USB-C and USB-A) in existence

While you can find a lot of KVM Switch with a bunch of HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, USB and USB hubs that are only USB-A. My question is if there is one that: 1) Only USB (TypeC and TypeA) and also with a ...
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What is the cheapest form of solid state usb storage that can sustain 100MB/s continuously (minimum capacity 16gb)

Anything faster cannot output data faster than gigabit ethernet, so not needed. If you don't have anything that can do 100MB/s then what is the next best thing ? A 16gb usb stick that can do 80MB/s is ...
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Display broken - what kind of USB-VGA/HDMI DisplayAdapter works with WIN 10 on Asus ZenBOOK UX390UAK

I want to save my SSD of my Asus Zenbook UX390UAK but my Display does not work anymore. Is there a DisplayUSB-Adapter without need of 3rd-party Driver and works Plug&Play with WIN 10. If this ...
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keyboard/mouse switch that simulates devices to connected computers and does not disconnect keyboard/mouse on switch

I have a USB hub where I can switch between two computers. On pressing a button, the hub disconnects all devices from one computer and then, after a short time, reconnects them to the other computer. ...
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Stereo line input for a laptop

I would like to have a solution to equip an average Windows 7 / 10 laptop with line-in input (stereo, 250-500 mV). All the USB sticks I found at Amazon have only the microphone input (2-5 mV). A ...
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5TB Seagate External Hard Drive interface with Smartphone device

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/11/15/13642078/seagate-backup-plus-portable-5tb-hard-drive Can this product interface with any Smartphone device for Backup / Restore? In this case, the ...
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vga to usb adapter (or serial)

I'am developing a hobby operating system. Generally, I use qemu and serial console for video output as text like -serial file:/tmp/qemu-video.log. While debugging I don't need scrolling on monitor (I ...
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Can PD Charge be used as display port?

Was wondering if PD charge can be used as a display port using this specific product Main reason is I have two laptops that I am required to use simultaneously at times and would be great to use a ...
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Is it possible to charge with USB-C PD, run 4k@60hz with HDMI, and run 3 USB 2.0 from a single USB-C hub?

I'm having 2 workstations, 3 laptops. Got bored of plugging in-out all the cables every time I switch laptops/workstations. My plan is to just buy 2 hubs for the 2 workstations, and I only have to ...
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USB TV tuner that works with Windows 10

I have Diamond multimedia TV tuner that works with Windows 7, and is supposed to work with Windows 10 but does not. It uses Total media software, when I try to scan for channels it says "not ...
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what is the cable and connector type?

Can you please help me identify the cable and connector type ? It's USB on one side.
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Is there such a thing as a USB graphics card?

Is there a USB graphics card? I know the USB 3.0 speed would be the bottleneck, of sorts, but any additional graphics would be better than nothing. If there isn't, is there a PCIe female to USB male ...
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Wifi to usb tethering for usb only laptop

For my office windows 10 laptop which doesnt allow any installations and have wifi disabled, i can only access internet via Rj45 or usb tethering through my phone. Is there any usb device available in ...
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A digital replacement for notebooks

I'm looking for a standalone device that can be used like a notebook. It must be a standalone device with an ssd. I should be able to save pages and load them later. I should be able to access the ...
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USB3 transmitting video to USB-C

I have a setup where I am planning on using a USB-C switcher to send a signal to a dock that uses display cables to send video to two monitors. The USB-C switcher is intended to take a signal from my ...
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Presenting while standing: alternative to USB foot pedals?

I give presentations while standing and need to switch PowerPoint slides. Only controlling the forward button would be fine. My challenge is that foot pedals are not optimal for standing because they ...
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Docking station for USB video recorders

I need to connect several USB video capture devices to my laptop but its USB ports have the internal bus shared, which means that, although it recognizes all the independent capture devices, I can ...
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USB-powered 4G modem with ethernet port, WITHOUT WiFi

I'm looking for a reliable 4G modem with an RJ45 port (for a device I'd like to connect to the internet) that can be powered by USB (max 1amp, ideally) and doesn't have WiFi (or supports switching it ...
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Looking for an active USB 3.2 Gen 1 (or 2) hub with at least 10 ports, half of which are USB-A and USB-C respectively

I am looking for an active USB 3.2 Gen 1 -- or preferably Gen 2 -- hub which comes with at least ten usable ports, half of which should be USB-C sockets and the other half of which should be USB-A ...
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I'm looking for the right hub / adapter which can work with my vga to smartphone cable and some other USB devices like mouse and keyboard

I'm using the adapter that you see below to attach a VGA monitor to my smartphone and I see on the monitor what I see on my smartphone (samsung note 3) : now,what I want to do is to find the working ...
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Why do proper USB-C splitters not exist? [RETRY]

I need a USB-C splitter to connect my power adapter and an external SSD drive to my laptop, which has a single USB-C port, used for power input. To the moderators - This is the copy of a previous ...
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Streaming device without HDMI?

I hope that fits in this Exchange as it specifically deals with a hardware problem. That out of the way: My current TV is working properly except of all the HDMI slots. It’s not changeable and even if ...
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Long Time Storage Solution

This might be a bit too fictional but here's the scenario. Task is to store small amount of data (Less than 1Mb) for centuries to come. Environment specs and possible hazards follows: Usually at room ...
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Large external 2.5" HDD with USB Type C connector?

Does it really exists as for now? I want 3Tb or 4Tb of external storage. I am searching particularly for a capacious HDD able to store my files and I want it to have fast interface onboard, at least ...
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Looking for an USB "swiss army knife"

In my job, I need to interact with a lot of different systems and a lot of different USB ports. I'm looking for a single USB tool that would guaranty that I would be able to connect two USB ports ...
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USB to PS/2 converter

I have a USB wired keyboard and wireless Mouse with a USB receiver. Almost every USB port I have is used, so I wanted to relieve the ports of some burden by transfering my keyboard and mouse to PS/2 ...
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I need a USB Bluetooth Hub with a decent range

I need a USB Bluetooth Hub that has a range of at least 30 feet. It should have low latency, at least 3 USB ports, little to no loss of input, and should have great quality with a decent price. The ...
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Is There A USB Keyboard With A 9ft Cable?

I have a computer connected to a TV that currently uses a wireless keyboard (Microsoft Wireless 3000 v2.0). Generally it works fine for basic things like Netflix where there isn't much input, however, ...
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Custom in-desk panel

I would like to get rid of cable clutter and enhance my desk. However, I'm struggling to find the components for making it work. What I would like to do is including ports in the table, mainly ...
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Does anyone know of an HDMI splitter that strips HDCP 2.2?

I am working on a project that requires the use of an HDMI USB capture device, but because of HDCP 2.2, all captured video is just showing up black. I have read that some HDMI splitters can strip HDCP ...
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KVM Switch to handle USB-C, Video & Power

I'm trying to set up the following: two computers (MBP15 w/ USB-C and a desktop) that feed into one monitor and share USB peripherals (mouse, keyboard, hub, etc). I've found a few switches that seem ...
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Worst webcam and microphone

I want the worst (160x120 res or lower preferably) webcam and mic combination possible. I would hope the webcam would be cheap. On top of that, is there any way I can passively make them worse (ex. ...
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