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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Now Hosts USB Devices

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This little Samsung attachment will let your Galaxy Tab 10.1 take advantage of Honeycomb's USB host mode, which lets you connect game controllers and cameras and extend the functionality of the touchscreen device.

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One end plugs into the 30-pin dock connector on the bottom of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the other end has a female socket for a standard USB connector. Mice, keyboards, flash drives...they'll all work. $20. [Samsung via Engadget via Gadget Lab]

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Lord_Data ∞

This is why I got an Archos 101.

Having a full size USB host port on the device without needing an adapter or dongle - it's amazing.

No, really, it's incredibly useful, plugging in keyboards, mice, USB flash drives, SD adapters, it's the difference between an oversize phone that's a novelty, and a tablet that has the genuine functionality of a computer.

After using it, I knew I made the right decision. I'm a firm believer in tablets, but I won't buy another one unless it has a full size USB port, until USb is no longer the standard of the entire body is literally too thin to make one a reasonable addition.