Questions tagged [usb]

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USB memory stick with automatic encryption

Is there any commercially available USB drive (memory stick) that will automatically encrypt any file(s) copied to the drive, without needing to install or execute special software on the connected ...
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Wristband or gloves with programmable buttons?

Preferably one that is wireless and connects via a small usb dongle. Think of a gaming mouse. It has programmable buttons - you can program macros. Say you're using a windows 10 or 8.1 tablet. And ...
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Controller card(s) for handling eight USB 2.0 devices at full speed

Connecting two USB2 devices to an external USB2/3 HUB, connected to one USB2/3 port would normally limit the average read-speed to 240 Mb/s, and continuing adding devices would limit the average speed ...
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USB Wi-Fi stick or PCI Wi-Fi card with AP capability on Linux

I want to make an AP from a Linux PC with an USB Wi-Fi adapter. My attempts until now weren't really successful; either the driver missed the AP capability feature, or the signal strength was ...
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Minimal serial console

I have some embedded systems with RS-232 interfaces. But these days new computers with RS-232 interface seems quite rare, so I am wondering what alternatives might exist. I know there are RS-232 to ...
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Non-generic power adapters with barrel connectors with 2.5 mm OD and 0.8 mm ID for Chinese tablets?

A lot of Chinese tablets (and probably some others as well) use a barrel connector instead of microUSB to charge. They all seem to use the standard size of 2.5 mm OD (outside diameter) and 0.8 mm ID (...
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USB stick (pen drive) w/ Type-C connector & USB 3.1 speed

I'm looking for a high speed pen drive (not sure about terminology - USB stick?) with USB Type C connector and at least USB 3.1 Gen1 speed. I have found a SanDisk one but it says up to 130MB/s ...
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Inexpensive USB 3.1 splitter

I got the new MacBook and it runs amazingly, and I got Apple's USBC to USBA adapter. My only issue is that I cannot charge and use my external USB devices at the same time (I have a USB 3.0 Hub with ...
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What CNC control board suits my needs?

I'm currently piecing together a shopping list to build an XY CNC (computer numerical control - basically computerized milling and production) machine. I'm looking at using this motor kit that ...
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USB hub with stable behaviour

Not entirely relevant to the question but it is the problem I have encountered. I have a notebook plugged to a monitor and I need to use a USB mouse, a USB keyboard, a USB wireless adapter (TP-LINK ...
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Flash drive with USB and bluetooth interface

Does it exist a USB/bluetooth flash drive? I frequently need to copy data from a personal computer (I do not have bluetooth dongle) and a tablet. So I'm thinking about an hardware key acting as a ...
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External CD Drive as a substitute to the Apple Superdrive

Many MacBooks don't have an internal CD drive, notably the Air, and as a result, people who have CDs are forced to get an external drive. I love music, and I've got tons of it on CDs, so I want a ...
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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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Linux-compatible USB temperature & humidity logger

does anyone have any experience of using USB temperature & humidity sensors under Linux? I suspect we may have a damp problem and I want to assess the level of humidity in various rooms in my ...
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USB-C Hub/Splitter for Phone

What I'm looking for is something that will allow my to charge and access the USB-C port at the same time. Something that only does that would be ideal but a full USB hub that will also charge my ...
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USB Drive with built in WiFi

I am looking for a small (physically) USB drive that will also connect to a wireless network when it's in range. The goal is to have this drive connect to a non-computer device (TV, stereo, car, etc) ...
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USB 3.0 Quick Charge hub w/4+ ports

I'm looking for a reasonably priced USB hub to use primarily as a charging station. entirely USB 3.0 so that it may also function as a modern USB hub at least 4 ports total at least 2 ports with ...
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Cheap durable USB hub with type c

I have a great desktop with one big flaw, very few USB ports and one type c port. I just need a hub that lets me access this type c from a more easy to reach location and also want more USB 3 ports. I'...
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Bootable hardware-encrypted USB stick

My goal is to find a USB stick with hardware encryption in order to access the APIs and unlock the partition with a password. The difference between a normal USB stick with hardware encryption is that ...
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I'm looking for a 1080p good quality camera which I can also use as a “webcam” and which has a lense with a manual focus

I'm interested in getting a real camera which also works as a webcam (i.e. which I can connect to my computer through USB or Network for things like a Zoom or Skype call). The camera should have: ...
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USB C 3.1 Mini PC capable of running Linux

I have an MBP for work. I want to have a dedicated development environment for private projects to not mess up my work setup. Also, I wanna run Linux (just Ubuntu something). The MBP is currently ...
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Car Radio with Android

I'm searching for a Car Radio with Android as a complete system. The Car Radio should support USB-Debugging via the PC. Is there such a Car Radio? Thanks.
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USB-C Hub with PD and DP Alt Mode

I have been looking for a USB C hub that is able to charge via PD whilst at the same time taking the video signal from the port and offering it on a separate USB C port on the hub. However after weeks ...
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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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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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Looking for USB flash drive with its Removable Media Bit set

Windows specifically has this annoying issue where it will not allow multiple partitions on a USB flash drive. If you create multiple partitions, Windows will only see the first one. Linux doesn't ...
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Bluetooth HID device

I have a bluetooth keyboard which I would like to use on my laptop. My laptop runs Linux and I have had it working in the past but it wasn't stable. I'm now looking for a bluetooth adapter which will ...
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Bluetooth 5 adapters

I was wanting to play with with Bluetooth 5 with some current code. Does anyone know where I could get a bluetooth 5 (low energy HCI) adapter? Preferably USB.
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USB endoscope camera

I think a USB endoscope/inspection camera could be useful, for looking in small spaces. It seems there's loads of these available cheaply, eg on Ebay, or Amazon, or Gearbest etc, for under $10. But ...
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Male USB C to Female USB C right-angle adapter

It's simple enough to imagine. I have a phone dock that has no connector of its own, but a place to thread a cable into it. I have a USB C male-to-male cable that goes from the wall charger to this ...
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“All connectors hub” for an another room PC

Currently planning an new high-end PC with high-end graphics card, 4x hdd, etc... Want 0dB (silent) even under the high load, so no vent noise even from the PSU. For me the easy solution is: putting ...
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I need Bluetooth-enabled keyboard and mouse?

I need a keyboard and a mouse. They should run on Bluetooth, but be chargeable via USB as well, if that's possible? Preferable both in one go. Price limit: INR 1000/-. Bluetooth essential. Price ...
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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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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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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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Share a many-channel USB sound card between several stereo computers?

Roughly the opposite of a USB hub, made possible by the application-specific details. I have a digital audio mixer that, in addition to the analog I/O, also offers 18 channels each direction on USB 2....
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Looking for an extremely compact USB-C WiFi adapter

I am looking for a USB-based WiFi adapter which should be extremely compact, that is not much bigger than the USB-C connector it's based on. It needn't be able to reach more than 2-3 meters with ...
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USB LAN/RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter which also serves as a USB 3.0 Hub

My laptop only has WiFi connection, but I've been successfully using AX88179 (USB3.0 to 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet Controller) for a few years now. Yet as soon as my Internet connection became ...
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Any A/B switch to use a Dell docking station in two computers? Or any other solution?

I have a Dell D6000 docking station that provide me access to all my devices, including power to my laptop, I want to have the ability to switch the docking station to a second laptop without the need ...
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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 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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Best USB drive to run OS on

I was planning to install an OS on a USB flash drive so I can run another OS out of my classic Windows 7. I was searching for USB drives with high Read and Write speeds, but then I read on an article ...
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USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 powered hub

I'm looking for a USB hub, and learned that USB3.0 has an interference problem with 2.4GHz devices such as routers (though I don't care that much, because I have a dual-band router) and wireless mice (...
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USB-IF Certified USB 3.x SuperSpeed External Self Powered 4+ Port Hub

I'm seeking a recommendation for a USB 3.x SuperSpeed hub with the following features: USB-IF USB 3.x SuperSpeed certified. If it's certified and it doesn't work well, it's probably no fault of the ...
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3g modem that works out of the box with Linux

I want a 3g Modem. I want it to work without running the propreitary install.sh provided on the modem as a U3 disk. I want it to work with open drivers. I bought D-Link DWM-157 but it seems to need ...
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Micro USB Drive for use with Android smartphone

I recently bought a Moto X (second gen) Android smartphone. It came with 16 GB inbuilt storage, but no SD card slot. I still have a lot of storage left, but I can imagine myself running out in the ...
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Specify Output Voltage of a USB Dongle

I am looking for some device which offers an API to specify the voltage output of an USB port. So actually I want to give power to some hardware by the USB Port and I want to specify on the PC if I ...
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USB to parallel port converter for more than printers

I sometimes need to tweak (python) software on a PC that doesn't have a parallel port yet the live system does and the software uses it. I need some way to convince my system that it has a parallel ...
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Dumb TV or Monitor with speakers

I'm looking for a Dumb TV or basically a flat panel monitor with built in speakers. Would want it to be somewhere between 15" to 20". Just want something that I can use in my workshop shop or tote ...