USB host compatible devices

Mark wolfmane at
Mon Apr 14 19:40:59 CEST 2008

openmoko at openmoko at wrote on Mon Apr 14
15:12:50 CEST 2008
>I have a question about the USB host feature ... Could it be possible to
>use a traditional USB keyboard with this feature ? (Enough power ?
>Compatible plugs ?)
>Can we get an adapter to be able to plug any traditional USB devices ?
>(USB storage key ...)
>Thanks for your answers.
I can't speak for the Neo (since I haven't been able to get my hands
on one), but in the case of the Nokia N800 there's enough power to run
USB keyboards (even a Gyration wireless keyboard/mouse receiver!) but
not enough to run my MicroSD thumb drive. The solution is to use a
powered hub. That's not very mobile-friendly, though. You can make
your own adapter cable, and while you're at it add a connector to the
cable that lets you inject power from a battery pack or USB power

I'm going to attempt to hack up a portable battery-powered hub so I
can have multiple fully-powered USB jacks on the go.


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