iPad USB

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  1. DBSilverfox

    DBSilverfox Read Only Funster

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    Well the iPad finally arrived, so I am busy trawling through all the possible apps I can load. Any brilliant suggestions? :Eeek:

    however - am I missing something blindingly obvious? Everyone says how the iPad is inhibited because it does not have a USB port. However, it does have the standard "ipod" connector, which connects to the computer through... the USB port.

    So, why can I not just buy a female/female USB connector to plug in to the end of the iPad cable, and plug USB devices into that? Surely that would work?

    Or am I just being dim?

    David
     
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    30 views and no comment? Ah well...

    just in case anyone else is interested I was right, you can connect a USB device, but it has to be formatted as Fat32, which seems logical as Macs do not read NTFS drives. The conventional way would be to us the camera adapter, but i am sure a female:female adaptor would work as well.

    I am still interested in people's ideas on good apps though, particularly if relevant to navigation or motorhoming...

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    I am awaiting delivery of an E Pad, you know, the Android one. And yes that has usb port for connection to your PC, or so I understand. The apps are on Android Market and looking forward to receiving delivery mid week.
    Best wishes
    Don
     
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    Good luck with the epad - hope you get a lot of fun from it :thumb:

    David
     
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    You can buy an ipad usb connector - it comes as part of the camera connection kit.
    Until a recent operating system update, this connector could indeed be used to link to some peripherals but...
    The current OS has reduced the voltage available so as to render connectivity effectively disabled. :cry:
    Whether or not this was a deliberate act or just the consequence of some other update, Apple's not saying.
    It was only when I attended an Apple presentation did I fully realise that Apple was not prepared to allow the iPad to be a laptop alternative. It is supposed to be an 'enhancement' to either your desktop and/or your laptop, not a replacement.

    AFAIK - the iPad connection socket has never 'allowed' data transfer via USB.
     
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    On my Ipad I have the following installed

    Weather HD
    Twitter
    BBC News
    VLC
    Google Earth
    LIFE
    IBooks
    Starwalks
    Evernote
    DocsToGo
    NASA
    TED
    Scrabble
    Real Golf 2011

    Plus a few games that were free.

    Download a few films to it and be amazed.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Star walks is stunning :thumb:

    David
     
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    i cannot even complete the first level, must be doing something wrong :Doh:
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions too.
     
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