I was doing some research on YouTube and stumbled across a USB OnTheGo host adapter that can also charge a tablet or phone.
Up until discovering that, I thought a large USB hub that required AC power was needed.
One example in the video is plugging in a hard drive that has a split-head cable. One my drives is like this.
Plug the Samsung USB power cable into the side of the tiny adapter (which is shown already attached to an included microUSB male/male cable) …
And the drive has enough AC power through just one of the USB plugs …
.. and the drive is recognized by the tablet and files can be read:
It works with hard drives formatted as FAT32. NTFS requires additional software, probably an app from the Google Play Store.
Here’s the video:
And here’s another video from a reviewer:
Did anyone else know about this before now? Are there other products just like that or is this the only one?
Am I the only one interested in connecting a pocket hard drive to an Android tablet (and maybe phone)?