'Prestidigitator' said:A male mini B plug I can wait to buy until later because the ability for the pandora to act like a device to another host might be implemented by software.
Might. But current "standard" cables should work regardless, the only possible software configuration I can think of would be selection between device & host, and if pin 5 is connected to gnd, it's obviously a host cable.
wait... are you saying the otg port can provice hi-speed 2.0 too? that would be fantastic. i always thought it was lo and full only.'Gruso' said:According to www.openpandora.ca, that's a yes.
"USB 2.0 OTG port (480Mb/s) with capability to charge device"
Edited to eliminate accidental smiley. (Unfortunately, this also appears to have broken the intentional smiley)'DAP' said:I took a look at that document depreciating mini-A connectors. This makes a lot of sense.
Currently there are very few devices with mini-A connectors on them (mostly USB OTG devices with mini-AB connectors, and there are very few of those).
By eliminating mini-A connectors, they reduce the number of different types of cables required from 9 to 6, since formerly there were three sizes of A (A, mini-A, and micro-A), and three sizes of B (B, mini-B, micro-B ). They have not depreciated the mini-B connector, because there are very many portable devices using the mini-B connector.
This puts the Pandora in an interesting position. The mini-AB connector that they use for USB OTG has been depreciated, and the USB A connector they use is not standards complaint. On top of that, it appears that this document states that if you have a USB OTG micro-AB port on your device, you are not allowed to have any other USB ports on your device.
I guess we won't be seeing any USB logos anywhere on the Pandora. :blink:
'OrR' said:This is the logo I'm talking about
I'm sure we can do what a lot of companies do.
"USB2.0 High-speed Certified*" on the front (with the asterix in the smallest possible font recognised under a 100x magnification lens)
* - Cable (included)
on the back or side (same font)
If I connect my N800 to a PC it sees 2 separate mass storage devices (the two SD cards). It does not see the internal NAND as mass storage, and this is probably for the same reason an SD card will not become visible if the Nokia is unable to unmount the card, e.g. if a file is open or if it swap on the card is in use. The N800 does not NFS-export the card filesystems, instead it automatically unmounts the cards when the USB cable is connected. Then the cards are made visible as mass storage to the PC. If it can't unmount, it can't show it as mass storage.'Awakening' said:Will my PC recognize it as 3 separate mass storage devices? Or maybe I can only access the SD slots?
they work out of the box on linux machines - tried it recently in anticipation of the pandora . and they are surprisingly cheap too, given that they are from apple.'Gruso' said:Macbook Air adaptor, whod'a thunk it. They're cheap too. Not tested on Pandora yet though.
I edited the page to add some clarifications and correct some mistakes. Hope I haven't made any new ones but I've been looking up everything I wasn't certain about in the standard documents.'Gruso' said:In other news, the USB page on the wiki is done (for now), complete with new improved pictures.
Please tell me that you are not looking for a USB ethernet adaptor that also provides 5V and enough amps (from your router through the ethernet connection) to charge the pandora?'Awakening' said:I still need the cable to charge the Pandora through USB, it would also be a lot more practical with a cable then a card reader. If I could also use it for Internet (and to access shared files too) it would be very useful.
An Ethernet adapter would be nice.
'OrR' said:'Gruso' said:In other news, the USB page on the wiki is done (for now), complete with new improved pictures.
I edited the page to add some clarifications and correct some mistakes. Hope I haven't made any new ones but I've been looking up everything I wasn't certain about in the standard documents.
No worries, glad to have my sloppy terminology cleaned up.