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Micro USB to Micro USB cable

jdmst77 1,740 1,041 May 9, 2012 at 08:43 AM
does anyone know if there are any micro usb to micro usb cables?

curious if one could be purchased/made for tethering a phone to a tablet.....

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You can get a female usb to micro usb with a standard usb cable
http://www.google.com/products/ca...KQBEPICMAE
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You could use the original cables and use this adapter in between...

http://www.dealaboo.com/usa/StarT...99497.html

Pros: May be able to use the data plan you're already paying for on your cell phone without extra charges (otherwise, tethering charges are between $15-20).
Cons: Tethering can be slow and drain your phone's battery more quickly.
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You can get a female usb to micro usb with a standard usb cable
http://www.google.com/products/ca...KQBEPICMAE
interesting, I wasn't considering an adapter like this since searching for a cable is difficult with any keywords. I found some instructions here: http://es-es.facebook.com/note.ph...8467883197

would be great with my phone to touchpad setup
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Quote from boltman2007 View Post :
You could use the original cables and use this adapter in between...

http://www.dealaboo.com/usa/StarT...99497.html

Pros: May be able to use the data plan you're already paying for on your cell phone without extra charges (otherwise, tethering charges are between $15-20).
Cons: Tethering can be slow and drain your phone's battery more quickly.
I like the first adapter more but thanks for the feedback.

Correct me if I'm wrong but tethering will probably be a slower drain than turning on my WiFi Hotspot on my phone.
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Quote from jdmst77 View Post :
I like the first adapter more but thanks for the feedback.

Correct me if I'm wrong but tethering will probably be a slower drain than turning on my WiFi Hotspot on my phone.

Example a Galaxy S2, already something of a battery pig, you are asking it to feed data out it is a push if I want it to last long.

Wi-Fi is the best tethering option for speed, convenience and features (e.g. multiple connections)..
USB is the best tethering option for power saving. Keep in mind the power you save on your phone will be consumed from the tablets battery.
Bluetooth is the worst tethering option and I see no reason why you should use it over the Wi-Fi or USB options!
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Male male connectors can get you in trouble depending how the power is wired both a table and phone are designed to take power from the USB cable

see here

http://www.amazon.com/USB-2-0-Cab...ewpoints=1
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Example a Galaxy S2, already something of a battery pig, you are asking it to feed data out it is a push if I want it to last long.

Wi-Fi is the best tethering option for speed, convenience and features (e.g. multiple connections)..
USB is the best tethering option for power saving. Keep in mind the power you save on your phone will be consumed from the tablets battery.
Bluetooth is the worst tethering option and I see no reason why you should use it over the Wi-Fi or USB options!
My TouchPad can last me a full day with moderate to high moderate use so I'm not concerned with redirecting the battery consumption

I've been using my G2 as a WiFi Hotspot but since battery consumption and the high temperature from the phone battery aren't ideal, I was looking for alternatives

I tried BT internet and it works but consumes more battery on both devices than just using WiFi so I'd agree that I wouldn't want to use that.

I'll be looking forward to seeing how the tether option works
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Quote from flea View Post :
You can get a female usb to micro usb with a standard usb cable
http://www.google.com/products/ca...KQBEPICMAE
Quote from komondor View Post :
Male male connectors can get you in trouble depending how the power is wired both a table and phone are designed to take power from the USB cable

see here

http://www.amazon.com/USB-2-0-Cab...ewpoints=1
hmm... seems that most, if not all Female USB A to Male Micro USB B adapters are slave instead of host.

I'm wondering if this will work since the phone is hosting the internet to the slave tablet... if so, I wonder if it will only be able to receive internet but not send any packets??? Not sure about the potential damage??? Confused
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As a general rule, USB cables are A-B or occasionally A-A because the "A" end connects to the controller. You will have a very hard time finding a B-B cable of any type (regular, mini, or micro) just because by definition, there is no USB controller in such a connection.
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As a general rule, USB cables are A-B or occasionally A-A because the "A" end connects to the controller. You will have a very hard time finding a B-B cable of any type (regular, mini, or micro) just because by definition, there is no USB controller in such a connection.
It's unfortunate but I understand your point. After getting some ideas of WHAT to research, from people on this thread, I may need a "special" cable or some type of intermediary device to accomplish this task...

Guess I'll stick with phone as a WiFi hotspot for now

Thanks to all who commented and reps all around
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