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Since you guys are all gadget freaks, I have a question:


What current tablets (if any) have a *real* USB port? I'm talking about a USB port that can actually act like a real USB port for transferring data, not a limited USB port that can only provide power or only transfer music and pictures to/from a computer. I have a need to get a tablet that can talk to a USB device and transfer files that are stored on the USB device up to a website. If the tablet can talk to a USB memory stick, then it should also work with the device I need to use. I know ipads do not have a USB port, so I guess I'm talking about either an Android or Windows tablet.
I believe with the newer Android tablets you'd need one that supports USB OTG, which involves a special cable asides from the tablet....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_On-The-Go  




Beyond that, as previously mentioned, I would imagine that one of the Windows 8 tablets would likely work too, although I have zero experience with any of them.
99% of Samsung devices support USB otg, I know my GS4 does. I know for a fact that the Surface tablets have USB 3.0, not sure about other windows tablets.
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Ahhh - that's exactly why I asked here - you guys rock! I knew OTG was a "feature" of new devices, but I never really understood what it did. Now I get it!

We're considering a Win8 tablet, the only thing that worries me is that these tablets will also need to work with some commercial software that is made for tablets, and that SW is currently made only for ipads & Android. Running the SW in PC mode would probably work, but it would be really obnoxious to use on a small screen without a keyboard and mouse. The tablet mode simplifies the data entry screens and provides some features like capturing signatures that isn't available in PC mode.

It would also be nice if the tablet has Verizon or AT&T built-in - that would eliminate the need for screwing around with tethering, hot spots or a Mi-Fi device. Personally, I find using a Mi-Fi device easier than a built-in 4G/LTE card, but these are Sales Reps - they complain about anything more complicated than a pencil. Apparently, remembering to charge your Mi-Fi device each night is too complicated for them... rolleyes.gif
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It just came out on Verizon and can be purchased on contract. http://www.droid-life.com/2014/03/04/verizon-lg-g-pad-8-3/

Oh, and I hate TouchWiz (bloated crap), so I try to avoid recommending Samsung whenever possible. There's also the Sony Xperia Tablet Z LTE, it has OTG USB, which is a step above the LG in fit and finish (and battery), but it's also much more expensive. Having both the Sony and the LG, either is a very capable tablet and if money isn't an object, just get the Sony, otherwise the LG G Pad is very good value for money and one of the best mid-sized Android tabs out there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3VH1lKzMCQ
Edited by Magick Man - 3/8/14 at 10:11am
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My technician doesn't think an OTG connection will work. He said it's kind of a weird device - you have to go to the mfrs web site and the drivers are installed by some sort of browser applet. There are other devices on the market that might work better - including bluetooth units, but changing the device is apparently a big deal - every customer is shipped one of these things as part of qualifying to obtain our product. So, they need them to be dead simple to use and really cheap. Only a small number of the units need to attach to the tablets, so they want the tablet to handle the device, rather than changing the device for the tablets. Hmmm...
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

It just came out on Verizon and can be purchased on contract. http://www.droid-life.com/2014/03/04/verizon-lg-g-pad-8-3/

Oh, and I hate TouchWiz (bloated crap), so I try to avoid recommending Samsung whenever possible. There's also the Sony Xperia Tablet Z LTE, it has OTG USB, which is a step above the LG in fit and finish (and battery), but it's also much more expensive. Having both the Sony and the LG, either is a very capable tablet and if money isn't an object, just get the Sony, otherwise the LG G Pad is very good value for money and one of the best mid-sized Android tabs out there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3VH1lKzMCQ

you just helped me pick the gift for our nephew,

who specifically asked for an Android tablet!!

 

AND: The first thing my wifey said when I showed her the TMAC was that I should be inverted

so again, NICE!

 

you guys are always a source for good intel

I don't know s___ about Android tablets

post #11121 of 11270
Although I LOATHE TouchWiz now, I would very easily recommend a galaxy device if you know how to root. You get the same software you might get otherwise, and get better hardware (usually). On the hardware side, its hard to top the GS4 as far as phones go.
post #11122 of 11270
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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

Although I LOATHE TouchWiz now, I would very easily recommend a galaxy device if you know how to root. You get the same software you might get otherwise, and get better hardware (usually). On the hardware side, its hard to top the GS4 as far as phones go.

I wouldn't mind a GS4 Google Play Edition....but no Touchwiz for me. I had it to deal with on my old Galaxy Player  5.0 (before I ROM-ed it) and on my Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (From Honeycomb, to Ice Cram Sandwich, to Jellybean) and I'm over it now...lol.

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I can't recommend or condone rooting a corporate phone or tablet. The support issues aren't worth it. A corporate device is just a tool for them to get their job done. Corporate IT is all about providing the tools that combine maximum productivity with lowest total cost - and that includes every support call to my guys.
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Hats off to @warrenpchi 

 

I got a serious reason to scream RTFO today,

when I plugged in this lil NuForce u-DAC3!!

 

Now I edited that mans review at our site (Audio360.org) and I've NEVER

doubted him before - and I didn't this time - but F____!

 

I mean its no Liquid Gold LOL - but this lil thing is a BEAST when matched up

w/ my B&O H6's!!!

 

DAMN

post #11126 of 11270

MRSP @ $125? :eek: That must be some kinda candy! Bite size, too. :normal_smile : I've spent that much on a single flute of French bubbly. :tongue_smile: I might have to bring the little one in for scrutiny. Would also be interested in pluggin' the Coax Out into my Apogee Big Ben Master Clock to look for any additional benefits if any. If you're listening reading this warrenpchi, I can answer this question for you. :ksc75smile:

post #11127 of 11270
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

I can't recommend or condone rooting a corporate phone or tablet. The support issues aren't worth it. A corporate device is just a tool for them to get their job done. Corporate IT is all about providing the tools that combine maximum productivity with lowest total cost - and that includes every support call to my guys.

Cough Nexus Cough

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In the "WTF?" category, I present:

http://us.cnn.com/2014/02/28/us/dead-man-comes-back-life/?iref=obnetwork
Huh... Nifty!
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