Questions tagged [usb]

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Verizon-compatible USB data card with send/receive SMS support

Some time ago, I had successfully used both 3G and 4G USB data cards on Verizon's network for mobile data access, as well as being able to natively send and receive SMS messages. Verizon's only ...
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Are there any 802.11ac usb 3.0 adapters working well in Ubuntu?

Is there any WiFi USB adapter that works without any errors with the 802.11ac WiFi standard in the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz bands with USB 3.0? I have a WiFi adapter (TP-Link Archer T4U), but it gives me ...
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HDD adapter with USB

I've been contemplating purchasing an HDD adapter. However, they all seem to be ~$20 which is too much for me. Requirements Price must be < $15 (Including shipping, not taxes). Must support USB 3....
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Smartphones with UMS (mass storage) support

I am looking for a smartphone which I can easily use as mass storage device. Preferably without installing extra drivers, Kies or other extra software. I am using UMS for playing audio/video files (...
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Cheap Android tablet with USB OTG webcam support

I am looking for an Android tablet which has USB OTG webcam support. The tablet should have the following features: Between 6 and 14 inches in screen size Fanless Cost less than $200 (negotiable) ...
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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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USB Cable. Can the function of data colors vary depending on the country?

I saw a post with the pinout of a USB cable with Green for Data(-) and White for Data(+). After warning about this polarization, the author of the post wrote: The function of data colors may vary ...
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USB-C cord with tight contact

I have noticed that many USB charging cables get disconnected from the phone (or sometimes the charger) rather easily. I am looking for the opposite: a USB-C to USB-C, or USB-C to USB-A cable, that ...
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A passive USB KM switch for 2 or 4 devices with hotkey support and no disconnect

Just for context, I am currently using an Aten US424-AT switch. The scenario is to switch between a main machine (always powered on) and at least one other. On occasion there'd be more than one other, ...
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USB-C male to 2 female inside

I want a USB-C male connector to use my Qi tag charger and also have one USB port free to use with the regular charger without unplugging the Qi tag. I can't find a good splitter for USB-C. I found ...
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USB memory stick with real-time auditing

There are several black boxes with just a USB socket and I'd like to find out which data they read from a USB memory stick when plugged-in in real time. A plus would be if I could hook-in like a ...
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USB to RS-422 opto isolated converter

I have to test an inertial measurement unit that uses RS-422 communication standard. I will use a Raspberry Pi with a touchscreen that needs the latest Raspbian, which is the Debian(buster), that as ...
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Extreme longevity read-only flash storage

I'm looking for a flash storage solution that combines highest achievable read durability with the lowest price. Low speeds and relatively small capacity (1 GB minimum) are acceptable. I'm looking to ...
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USB-C Splitter for Audio

I've searched far & wide and I can only assume there is nothing or it's impossible. Is there such thing as a USB-C splitter that two USB-C earphones/headphones can connect to, that then connects ...
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USB 3.0 hub that will allow connecting two 4TB bus-powered external hard drives

Please recommend a USB 3.0 hub that can definitely power 2 external USB 3.0 bus-powered 4TB hard drives at the same time. Many USB 3.0 hubs claim to be able to do this, but each one I've tried (and ...
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USB Security / Mounting / Authentication

I have few questions regarding Pen-drive security. 1. Is there any way to, prevent a pen-drive, to stop detecting on random system. I want to detect my pen-drive on a particular system. Please, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Are there any large 4K TVs on the market which have USB Type-C inputs?

Are there any large 4K TVs on the market which have USB Type-C inputs? USB Type-C can carry a DisplayPort signal so a TV could use it for the video signal. A quick Google search for this does not turn ...
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What hubs to use for USB 3.1 gen 1?

I bought a laptop (ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 N580VD) that comes with a USB type C 3.1 GEN 1 port, that is also a displayport port (little DP icon - like the one in this picture) I would like to buy a hub ...
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Surface pro 4 usb alternative

My surface pro usb died. Microsoft says I have to replace. I don’t want to buy a new one. Is there any device that connects with the Bluetooth of the laptop and act as an input for usb device? I ...
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USB Barcode scanner splitter

I'm looking for a device similar to this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efs6DaTFLto I need to scan a barcode and send the text to two computers via USB. Pics from video: The device in the ...
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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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