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Questions tagged [usb]

For questions asking for a device that communicates over USB, Universal Serial Bus.

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Power-In + Video-Out for USB-C (Samsung S8)?

I got a Samsung S8 with a totally broken screen. Repair cost is at 80% of a brand new one, so eventually I bought a another phone. With a USB-C multiport adapter I can attach an HDMI monitor and USB ...
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Buying a laptop with single USB-C: can I use it for both power supply and other device? [on hold]

I am going to buy a new laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad E585), and I have a question. Most new laptops, including the one I am interested in, have a single USB-C port. In this model this is also used to ...
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USB hub with power (and data) control

Many (and fast) USB hubs are available in the market, but most of them do not provide a selective control over their single ports. From the OS, I would like to be able to: activate and deactivate ...
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desktop (pci-express?) to usb otg adapter (linux)

I am looking for a pci-express usb otg adapter (or some other way) so I can do some experimenting with gadgetfs (usb device) on my desktop Linux computer. usb type c is not suitable as it uses ...
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USB Wifi card for Packet injection/Monitor mode

I'm searching for a USB wifi card which allows me to inject packages at a high rate (>6Mbit/s), as well as monitor them in Linux. If possible it should also support a high MTU (2300). Also, good or ...
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Is there a USB 3.0 male (power +data) toY-Split USB male (data only) and usb male (power only) cable?

What I'm Doing I have a laptop and I am looking to get a portable screen for my laptop. My Problem Some of them have separate video and power connectors, but others give power and video over a ...
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Small (pocket size) folding wired USB keyboard

I'm looking for a small wired keyboard that could be used with a mobile phone (capable of USB OTG). Requirements: USB connection, preferably microUSB connector (to remove the need for reductions) ...
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MacBookPro Thunderbolt 2 External SSD USC-C

I have a MacBookPro Early 2015, with 2 USC-3 ports (occupied. sigh.) and 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports (1 occupied with a gigabit Ethernet adapter, 1 free). I need to purchase a reliable 1 TB External SSD; a ...
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USB EEPROM Flash Programmer with Linux support

I bought a CH341 or similar ROM programmer (GZUT OnePro) from Ebay ages ago, but it has absolutely no Linux support whatsoever, and its Windows drivers are not WHQL which requires you to disable ...
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Looking for a contemporary device similar to what the Yoggie used to be

About ten years back there was a range of products all called Yoggie. Some of them were bigger, some of them looked like bulky USB sticks (i.e. too wide to fit other USB plugs next to them), called ...
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ASUS UX433FN how to have multiple HDMI displays? [closed]

I already have an ASUS UX430 laptop that works perfectly with 2 HDMI displays, which totals 3 displays with the integrated display; this my own personal display. I needed another laptop and ...
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thunderbolt 3 to pci express adapter

I've a Thinkpad X1 3rd generation tablet, which has thunderbolt 3 slots. I am thinking about getting an external GPU enclosure since the thunderbolt 3 protocol itself supports interfacing with PCIe. ...
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Is there, or could anyone make a tiny 1 to 2 USB-C “splitter” hub that only contains a female USB-C-PD port and a female USB-C data port?

It still amazes me that it's almost the end of 2018 and still no one seems to have been able to, to my knowledge, find or create such a device. I did however gather some more information, so here I go....
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USB-C hub to turn 1 USB-C port into 2/3

I recently got an iPad Pro and want to charge it the same time I am listening to music. I have the Apple 3.5mm jack and most adapters to turn that one port into charging + 3.5mm didn’t seem very good. ...
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Is there a two-computer, multiple-port USB or KVM switch with *individual buttons* for each USB device?

I operate a two-computer setup with multiple displays and a plethora of USB devices. I have a pretty excellent KVM switch, that I'm generally very happy with; but I often need to switch the keyboard/...
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USB<-> serial dongle that's capable of 9-bit data?

As a follow-up to the comment by @KevinVermeer on his answer to this question - and a alternative to this other question, does anyone know of a USB<-> serial dongle that's capable of 9-bit data? ...
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Getting a USB into 3.5 floppy drive

I'm dealing with a 3.5 inch floppy drive and I'm curious if there's any way to get a USB drive's data directly into the place where the floppy drive would usually be inserted. Is there such a device?
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Which 5.1 receiver can fully be used headless?

I am looking for a slim audio receiver which can configured and used without even having a TV (no dhmi output). The reason for this is because I want to add it to my iMac 5K which has no way to ...
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USB dock or KVM switch?

I just got a new PC at work (HP Z2 with Win10 x64), but for legacy product support I need to maintain a legacy machine (Dell Optiplex 9010) with Windows 7 x64 and x86 as well. IT was having issues ...
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Look-like POS keyboard

I'm seeking for a special type of additional keyboard. Need a pool of 20-30 fully programmable keys on a couple (or more) of 'shifts'. USB connector. Black color. I searched for POS keyboard and ...
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Can anyone recommend a reliable multiport USB-C Hub?

Can anyone recommend a good USB-C multifunction hub for use with a 2018 MacBook Pro? It has to be bus-powered, have ethernet, SD card, HDMI, hopefully VGA as well, audio out, and at least 2 USB 3 ...
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Looking for a device to record a stereo signal on USB drive/SD card without a laptop

What I want is to record a stereo input signal on a USB drive or SD card, without the use of a laptop. The reason is I play in a rock band, and during rehearsals it would be nice to be able to record ...
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Wired USB mouse with freely spinning vertical wheel and a thumb wheel

I am looking for a mouse which can be used wired (so data transfer via USB cable is possible) which has the option of a freely spinning mouse wheel and a secondary, horizontal wheel (not buttons for ...
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Convert wired USB to wireless

I am currently working on a DIY project to remove all visible wires from my desk I want to remove my backlight keyboard cable and I need this project to remain cheap (I don't want to buy a $200 ...
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High luminosity tolerant USB camera

I'm looking for a high luminosity tolerant USB camera. I'm working on a project in which I have to install a small USB camera in a surgical illumination device. The objective is to stream videos of ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse immune to USB3 radio frequency interference?

I have always had really bad luck with wireless keyboards and mice on computers that have USB3 connectors. When plugging the receiver mini-dongle into a USB3 port (or even near a USB3 port) both the ...
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Some hardware for multiple SIM cards SMS sending

I need some hardware for multiple SIM cards SMS sending. Preferably 200 sim cards. I would use Linux and some development boards like Raspberry pi etc. I have used raspberry with a USB dongle. Please ...
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USB 3G Dongle Market

What is the best USB 3G dongle on the market right now to use with my Macbook Pro running MacOS? I am looking for something under $50 that rivals WIFI and Ethernet type of speed. I am looking for the ...
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Small, portable USB-C monitor with hub?

My phone does this neat trick where I can plug it into a USB-C hub and it'll let me use an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse. This has inspired me and I think I would love a way to take advantage ...
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Where to purchase USB cables without “human sized” ends

I'm trying to build a device made up of several other devices all connected using USB A cables. The amount of room on the cables taken up by the "human sized" ends requires a larger enclosure than I ...
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USB 3.0 Express Card for Linux

I need a USB 3.0 Express Card with 2 Ports and 34mm width that is compatible with Linux. Additional compatibility with Windows 10 would be great. I already tried „CSL - USB 3.0 Super Speed PCMCIA ...
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ISO USB 2 hub, unpowered but able to pass 2A from host, compact

Looking for a USB 2 hub that is capable of drawing charger level current (i.e. 2+ amps) from the host and distributing it to connected devices support data compatible with Apple devices for both ...
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Cheapest way to connect power, DisplayPort and two USB devices to USB-C port

Essentially I want to have a very simple docking solution for a laptop with a USB-C port, to provide power to the laptop and connect a monitor (with DisplayPort) and two input devices (with USB) to it....
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USB hub with standalone charging support

Background: I am a android developer. In some phases of the development process I have to look how the layouts/app looks on different phones. Therefore you can attach all phones to a usb-hub and ...
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USB3 hub that can handle 2 external hard drives simultaneously

As you can read in this Super User question, I'm having a hard time getting two external 2.5" platter-based hard drives to run in USB 3.0 mode simultaneously off a single USB 3.0 port. Can anyone ...
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USB 802.11ac adapter with in-tree Linux driver

I am looking for a Wi-Fi adapter with: 802.11ac, 2.4 and 5GHz bands USB interface, possibly USB 2.0 to avoid the interference associated with USB 3.0 Preferably a small dongle with a standard SMA ...
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USB transmitter

Does anyone know if there exist some device marked as "X" on this image? I could not find anything. Transfer range should be at least 10m. Also "Some Device" is just piece of hardware, so there can'...
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Extender cable to connect USB flash drive to USB port

I recently learnt about the Dead Drops project, and have found a few dead drops in my city listed on the database. I want to determine whether these dead drops are still extant, and if they are, ...
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Powered USB 3.0 (USB3) Hub with individual switches that delivers USB3 speed to each port

I purchased a powered USB 3 Hub with individual switches. It appears to meet all these criteria: Must have external power source 3-5 ports total (keep it small) Individual toggle switches for each ...
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Modern equivalent of an ADATA Trio?

The ADATA Trio was a microSD to SD adapter that also had a USB interface in it, such that you would not need a USB to SD adapter. You could take off the cover and stick it into your PC's USB port. ...
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Type-C Male to 2x Type-C Female for mobile

I'm looking for small Type-C Male to 2x Type-C Female cable for smartphone (with the possibility of charging). But I really haven't even seen any. Is there an opportunity to find any, do they exist?
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USB C PD passthrough standalone charging hub

There are any number of devices which you can plug into the USB C port of the laptop, plug in USB C power source into the device and also plug in USB devices -- but these are typically powered from ...
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USB Still Camera (low cost)

I need to take stereo images with good image clarity and close shutter timing. USB web cams are an obvious option but they tend to have low clarity with lots of motion blur and synchronizing shutters ...
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Cable recommendation for HDMI display

I am a bit lost on what adapters and cables I need for connecting a second external monitor to my laptops. I already have an external HDMI monitor. All my three laptops have HDMI ports with which I ...
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2-in-1 HDD Enclosure with Fan

I recently purchased Inland 3.5" USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure with Fan. (SKU 410464). I like the $25.00 price, the sturdy full metal built chassi/case and the fact that it has a fan. It's not too bad, ...
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Where to buy male to male USB 3.0 extension cable that doesn't swap Transmit and Receive pairs?

Most male to male cables are meant to connect two active devices - I have some keystone jacks with female ports on both sides, so I just need male to male cable that behaves as a normal extension ...
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Do any USB-C hubs include 4-10 USB-C ports with same capabilities as original port?

It's simple to find a multi-port USB 3.0 hub, where one USB-3 port becomes 4-10 equivalent ports, like this one. Does this kind of product exist with 100% USB-C ports? That is, when connected to a ...
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What budget usb-hub with external power supply would can be used with external HDD?

I have D-Link DUB-H7 with 7 ports. It works fine except I cannot use my external HDD with it. HDD clicks, but it seems not enough power. Connecting of 2nd HDD's wire doesn't help.
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Making a phone call with a laptop? (with a SIM card)

Is there such a device that would allow to connect a SIM card through USB and make an actual phone call? (no VOIP, not using a smartphone) If yes, how is it called, what keywords should I use to get ...
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USB 3 hub (type A) to SSD for maximum durability and write performance

I have need to connect a large drive (1TB at least) via USB 3 (including a USB 3 hub) in a situation that requires maximum durability under heavy write load for extended periods of time. I was hoping ...