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Personal computer as a mobile phone

Is there any device where you can insert a SIM card, plug into a laptop or desktop USB slot and use it as a mobile phone? In a way that you can answer calls, receive SMS, and access the internet. ...
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3.5mm jack to USB C converter?

I have a pair of USB-C active noise cancelling headphones, and I'd like to use them with the in-flight entertainment system of an airplane. A typical in-flight entertainment system comes with either ...
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Want to buy small as in volume as in litres/centimetres USB solid-state drive (overspecification: USB flash drive) with power/activity indicator light

I currently use a Corsair Flash Voyager Slider 128GB USB 3.0 (CMFSL3B-128GB) model of USB solid-state drive (overspecification: USB flash drive because it could use a different type of non-volatile ...
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SSD adapter to connect to PC via USB

I have this SSD: PM981 NVMe SAMSUNG 512GB that I took from a previous PC I bought, that I don't use anymore. I want to connect it to my new PC via USB to get some files. I bought this adapter to do it:...
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Serve a limited local WiFi network over USB

I have an industrial PC that I want to have communicate with a remote device (say, a tablet) through a web page. The PC itself may or may not be connected to the Internet. Is there a device which can ...
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USB-to-RS485 full duplex (not RS422) converter

I'm looking for recommendations for a USB-to-RS485 4-wire (full duplex) converter. I'm working with a device that requires both TX lines to be low when not in use (like this): I have the device ...
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Replacement brand for Apple ANSI wired keyboard with numeric keypad?

I've recently (December 2022) learned that Apple no longer sells wired keyboards. My touch-typing has become extremely optimized for one of their USB keyboards and I'd like to find a suitable ...
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Can you turn multiple internal hard drives into one external drive?

I wonder how I should encapsulate a bunch of old, internal SATA drives in a single black-box (literally) whose output would be a single USB plug. It would present itself as a single drive with the ...
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hardware for exporting timecode to camera

I have cubase pro generating timecode (TC), which I want to export to a camera with DIN connection (eg., Canon R5C). What would you recommend if such thing exists for 3m to 5m distance beween PC and ...
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Adapter to connect old laptops into thunderbolt display/usb

Normally, searching for Thunderbolt adapters, we get things doing A thunderbolt on input. An USB and HDMI output. Thus, we can connect a thunderbolt laptop to a HDMI monitor and USB keyboard. What I ...
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USB Interrupter Switch with TTL or relay input

I'm looking for a device I can use to interrupt a Universal Serial Bus (USB) signal. I want to do this so I can reset a USB device by causing it to reenumerate on the bus. I can accomplish the same ...
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Arducam USB Camera Cable Replacement

I'm looking for a replacement USB A to 4-pin Female Header cable for the Arducam UB020201 (Low Light WDR USB camera, with Sony IMX291 sensor). The cable must be at least 1 meter in length, and can be ...
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When every single HDD has 1-star horror reviews, how can I buy any of them?

I'm trying to replace a 1 TB external USB 2.5" HDD. As I go through each and every model for sale and look the model up on Amazon reviews and look only at the 1-star reviews (as I always do for ...
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Why isn’t there a USB 3.1 Type B plug to 3.1 Type C receptacle

My desktop PC sits across the room from most of my appliances and I am emigrating all these devices off of wi-Fi/Bluetooth to good old fashion wired connections. (For reasons.) I’ve already run an ...
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External HDD enclosure effect on transfer speed

I have a Western Digital Scorpio Blue (WD500BEVT) 2.5" 500 GB HDD which, as purchased years ago, is in an enclosure with a Mini-B USB connector (Yes, MINI). When I transfer files to/from my PC, I ...
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Is there a USB 2/3 to 3-pin US (Type B) converter available?

So I'm wondering if there's some kind of electrical converter I can buy that has these specs: Input (male port which I can plug into something else): USB-A version 2 or 3 Output (female port which I ...
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USB C via hub to two laptops?

I have two laptops, one for work and one for home, and a Kensington SD4700P dock that work gave me. The dock only connects peripherals via the rear C port (the front C port seems to be solely a ...
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USB stick for HDMI input

Looking for a cable for my HDMI port to use as a USB
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Safely and compliantly use a USB-C peripheral with a USB-A computer

The USB standard says the following: USB Type-C receptacle to USB legacy adapters are explicitly not defined or allowed. Such adapters would allow many invalid and potentially unsafe cable ...
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Is there a USB OTG PCIe card?

This is for a weird Linux gadget project. I'd like to find a PCIe card that can operate in slave/device mode. All PCIe cards I have found so far hard Host only.
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Physical button/momentary switch to trigger a keyboard shortcut in Excel on Windows

I work in a manufacturing environment and we use vba macros in excel spreadsheets on a laptop to log completion times when we finish up a process. I'm looking for a physical button that can be pressed ...
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USB Flash Drives with unique serial numbers

I am looking for at list of USB Flash Drives (USB Type-A) with unique serial numbers as reported in Windows in powershell with e.g.: wmic diskdrive get model,serialnumber I have only found few that ...
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USB hub that resolves mouse/keyboard stutter

Please use baby language that doesn't include any technical terms because I'm very lost :) My wireless mouse and keyboard stutter when connected via a hub to my laptop (which has only 2 usb ports), ...
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Best current Book scanners?

I want to move from a flatbed scanner to a v-shaped book scanner. What recomendations do you have ? I want to be able to do scans with no corrections based on text as pages have intentional skewed ...
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USB3 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter that Supports ALTQ (for pfSense)

Does there exist a USB3 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter that supports ALTQ? I need ALTQ to facilitate traffic shaping in pfSense. Unnecessary details are here.
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LED light panel with programmable control

I am building an imager for small objects. I need a light panel that provides an API (no need for individual addressing, just setting global hue and brightness is sufficient). There was a related ...
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PCI-E 2.0 to USB 3.2

My MoBO is GA-F2A55M-DS2 rev3.0. Technically, it supports PCI-E 3.0 but my APU (A4-4000) limits it to PCI-E 2.0 as per the manuals (FM2+ APU required for 3.0). I do not have any d-GPU. The x16 slot is ...
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What is the max USB cable type-A male to type-c male Volt/current/Wattage possible?

I am struggling to understand USB type-C specifications in terms of power supply, took me a lot to figure out about USB data bandwidth but now that type-C is used to charge mobiles need to learn more. ...
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External drive plugged in for long time

I have a small home server for which I want to buy an external drive (SEAGATE BACKUP PLUS HUB 6TB HDD). Without going into details, it is currently the only way to increase the available storage space....
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Looking for a micro USB to lightning cable

I am looking for a Micro USB to Lightning cable. (i.e. micro USB at one end, Lightning at the other end) Any recommendations? I've checked out Amazon and Best Buy to no avail. Required in order to ...
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Looking for USB-C + HDMI hub that powers Macbook Pro and devices

I'm trying to reduce the # of ports I'm using on my MacBook Pro and can save at least 3 ports with a device like this that turns one USB-C port into a hub with HDMI and power: https://www.amazon.com/...
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Micro USB phone into USB-C integrated slot in a car

I have a USB-C female port in my car and my smartphone only has a micro USB connector. Is there any risk to plug my phone in with a micro USB/USB-C adapter? I know that USB-C can deliver up to 100 W ...
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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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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 receiver recommendations

Here is the plan. I will be doing some research into some USB IR receivers for my girlfriend's 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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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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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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