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Questions tagged [usb]

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

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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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Thunderbolt 3 to USB 3.0 [on hold]

I recently bought a Startech Laptop Dock that is powered with a Thunderbolt 3 connector. I have two monitors connected to it via HDMI. I found out that my laptop does not come with a Thunderbolt port ...
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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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I have 2 USB 3.1 Gen II (2) ports (10G/Sec) and I want to put a hub on one and split it, anything in Windows based Gen 2 Hubs out there [on hold]

I see posts on Gen 1 USB 3.1, but nothing on Gen 2 USB 3.1. I am trying to get 10G Ethernet, but need 2 ports for that, and another for 10G drive bay enclosure. So I would like a 2 way spliter or a ...
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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 ...
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Slim USB Type-C Pen Drive

I am looking for a slim usb pen drive with just a type c connector. Something like this: https://www.sandisk.com/home/usb-flash/ultra-fit Has anybody seen something like that already? Best -johannes
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I'm looking for a good USB-Switch with hotkey support

Right, so I am essentially looking for something like this device to toggle which device my keyboard and mouse go to. But honestly I'm looking for a solution where I can toogle it also by pressing a ...
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Mini USB Powered Speaker

I need a mini speaker which looks like a flash drive and uses USB for both power and data (so it doesn’t use 3.5mm audio jack) for a Raspberry Pi project. It doesn’t have to be So loud Super high ...
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Usb type c or thunderbolt 3 to 10Gig SFP+ for Linux

I want to connect my laptop to a 10 Gb LAN configured for high speed connection. My laptop has a USB-C port and is running Linux. Is there any USB-C/thunderbolt 3 cable for 10 Gb SFP+ for Linux?
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USB gamepad with 6 frontal buttons, analog sticks and analog triggers

mandatory: 1) connected via USB and recognized by windows/linux as standard gamepad, without additional drivers 2) 6 buttons under right thumb, like on sega genesis and sega saturn controllers (the ...
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USB-C Connection (Hub) with power to both sides

I have a Lenovo Miix 720, which has a single USB-C port through which it gets power. I want to attach an AOC I1601FWUX, which is a USB-C portable monitor. If I use a straight-through USB-C cable, ...
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Share digital audio between computers

So my situation is that I have two computers. One is my laptop that goes everywhere with me and is a sort of workhorse rig. The other is my gaming desktop rig. I have one set of USB headphones that I ...
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SD card reader with detachable cord and SD card fitting inside

mandatory: 1) full-sized SD card does not stick out of card reader's case 2) detachable cable (connected to card reader via micro-USB A or USC C, mini-USB B may also be acceptable) 3) matte case ...
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Any chips for building a KVM?

Are there any chips for easily building a KVM? Let me explain: I'm thinking about building a cluster board with a couple SoCs and many of the SoCs that have ethernet ports (that'll be hooked to a ...
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USB Type C Y-cable to connect two sources to a HUB

I've a display with an integrated USB type C hub. The keyboard and mouse are plugged into the monitor and the display is interconnected via USB type C in order to provide video signal, power and the ...
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Hardware suggestions for a simple data acquisition unit

I am attempting a simple data acquisition project. I have a 5V analog signal from a pressure transducer on 2-3 channels. I need to convert this to a digital signal that I can acquire on my PC. Ideally,...
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I'm looking for USB-C to USB-C cable that is 10ft long

To charge my Pixel XL. The supplied cable is too short for my needs. USB-C to USB-A is viable but I'd need a compatible fast charge adapter as well. I'm not seeing a whole lot of availability in ...
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True USB 3.0 crossover switch

I’m looking for a TRUE usb 3.0 crossover switch.. I know there are peripheral switches which take 1 input and share peripherals on the other side. What I’m looking for is a path selector where I have ...
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Generic wireless USB Adapter/ Bluetooth transmitter

I recently bought a long HDMI cable to connect my PC to my TV. Works fine, but I have a corded mouse and keyboard. It works, but it is rather inconvenient to drag the cables around. I will propably ...
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USB extender using Cat5/5e/6 with Male USB on both ends

I am looking for a male-to-male USB extender to connect an older USB 2.0-only printer and a desktop. There is a 40ft gap between the two. Running between those is an unused Cat 5e cable (I think it's ...
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Send audio from USB to two destinations simultaneously

We have a need to split (duplicate) a signal and send the complete signal to two destinations simultaneously. The case is that we want to record an audio stream uncompressed as part of a study. One ...