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Capn_Fish
post Feb 6 2007, 04:59 AM
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I was wondering if anybody thinks that a full-sized USB port would fit in the mini-USB port's place (with some removal of plastic)? From the picures here it looks like there is space, but I'm not sure.

Thoughts, ideas, criticism?
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post Feb 6 2007, 06:18 PM
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Nobody has anything to say on this matter? Am I the only one who is irritated by the USB host cable?
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post Feb 6 2007, 06:43 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 6 2007, 06:18 PM)
Nobody has anything to say on this matter? Am I the only one who is irritated by the USB host cable?
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I'm not sure what you would gain with a full size usb port, isn't the mini on the Z a dual port.

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post Feb 6 2007, 07:41 PM
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I don't carry that cable with me everywhere because it has sharp edges and gets caught on things. This way, you could just plug that USB drive right into the Z without worrying about if you have the cable or not. Make the Z's USB more universal.
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post Feb 6 2007, 08:11 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 6 2007, 07:41 PM)
I don't carry that cable with me everywhere because it has sharp edges  and gets caught on things. This way, you could just plug that USB drive right into the Z without worrying about if you have the cable or not. Make the Z's USB more universal.
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post Feb 6 2007, 08:11 PM
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If you can get the USB kit mentioned here on the forums at a Walgreens, there is a host adapter that is only 1 7/8 inches long
http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp...id=prod1507204#

This kit is listed as $12.99
I have one and am planning on getting another one.
The host adapter is the second one from the right hand side. (Mini-A)
You could always find a miniature box or container for it, so it won't catch your your pocket or bag.
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post Feb 7 2007, 08:54 AM
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QUOTE(Jon_J @ Feb 6 2007, 11:11 PM)
If you can get the USB kit mentioned here on the forums at a Walgreens, there is a host adapter that is only 1 7/8 inches long
http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp...id=prod1507204#

This kit is listed as $12.99
I have one and am planning on getting another one.
The host adapter is the second one from the right hand side. (Mini-A)
You could always find a miniature box or container for it, so it won't catch your your pocket or bag.
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One thing about these... that I the connector sticks straight out!... there no flex... that is why I may replace mine with the cable version... it looks "irregular" with it in.

but it does the job :-)

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post Feb 7 2007, 11:08 AM
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QUOTE(Jon_J @ Feb 6 2007, 11:11 PM)
If you can get the USB kit mentioned here on the forums at a Walgreens, there is a host adapter that is only 1 7/8 inches long
http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp...id=prod1507204#

This kit is listed as $12.99
I have one and am planning on getting another one.
The host adapter is the second one from the right hand side. (Mini-A)
You could always find a miniature box or container for it, so it won't catch your your pocket or bag.
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Still one more thing to carry, and I would worry aboyt damagint the port with the extra leverage.
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post Feb 7 2007, 03:46 PM
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Well, my USB port seems to have died anyway, so...

EDIT: Not quite dead, but definitely not totally working either.
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post Feb 7 2007, 07:40 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 7 2007, 02:46 PM)
Well, my USB port seems to have died anyway, so...

EDIT: Not quite dead, but definitely not totally working either.
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The plastic piece in mine is bent. Actually I think it's broken, just being held in by the traces. If anyone figures out if a full sized port will fit that would be pretty cool.
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post Feb 7 2007, 08:37 PM
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QUOTE(BarryW @ Feb 7 2007, 07:40 PM)
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 7 2007, 02:46 PM)
Well, my USB port seems to have died anyway, so...

EDIT: Not quite dead, but definitely not totally working either.
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The plastic piece in mine is bent. Actually I think it's broken, just being held in by the traces. If anyone figures out if a full sized port will fit that would be pretty cool.
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Sorry to hear that your port is broken but from what I can see from the location of the mini port on my Z and the pictues of the interior I would have to say that it is very unlikely that a full size port would fit. At least it wouldn't fit in the location of the mini port.

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post Feb 8 2007, 04:55 AM
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Funny, based off of the C1K pictures on albertr's site about adding wifi, it looks like there is a fair amount of space in the case. The full port isn't actually that big.
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post Feb 8 2007, 05:13 AM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 8 2007, 06:55 AM)
Funny, based off of the C1K pictures on albertr's site about adding wifi, it looks like there is a fair amount of space in the case. The full port isn't actually that big.
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You might be able to shoehorn a full size in there but, how are you going to succesfully anchor the port to the Z? A USB port is a what I call a high traffic port because it has lots of plugging and unplugging going on. If it is not properly anchored to the Z it will shear itself off from the stresses.
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post Feb 8 2007, 05:20 AM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 8 2007, 10:55 PM)
Funny, based off of the C1K pictures on albertr's site about adding wifi, it looks like there is a fair amount of space in the case. The full port isn't actually that big.
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i think a saw a photo somewhere on one of the japanese sites where someone actually stuffed a full usb port into their Zaurus. however, wouldn't it be better if you just get the retractable usb sync/charger cable and splice another cable onto it with a modified connector for mini a to create a three in one retractable cable for charging/usb client/usb host?
just an idea. such a cable would be great as it is small and can be easily carried and you don't need to carry 3 different cables around with you...
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post Feb 8 2007, 05:48 AM
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I have a 12" usb extension that is very flexible.
I have it plugged into the usb host and there is not any strain at all on the usb port.
I would much rather carry a cable than take a chance on damaging the unit.

Also, from what I see, the only thing holding the usb port in place is the fact that it is connected to the pcb.
So how would a full sized port would withstand any more stress than the mini port?
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