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    A100 USB: master, slave or both?

    The A500 has 2 USB ports: one micro, one full size. And it supports master and slave modes.
    The A100 has only one micro USB port. It must support slave mode - plug it into a computer and it appears as a USB storage device slave controlled by the PC. But does the A100 support master mode?
    That is, can you plug in a keyboard or external storage device to the A100's micro USB, and use or control it from the A100? You would need a USB micro adapter, but does this work?

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    I think 3.2 added native support to that function.

    You don't need separate ports for this to work. My Archos 70 IT has one micro USB port and it has host and slave. I have used the host for:

    keyboard
    camera
    thumb drive

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    Lesson learned yesterday: apparently you need to get a micro USB adapter or cable that has the pins properly grounded in order for host mode to work. I saw several adapters on Amazon that had low user ratings because they weren't wired properly and host mode didn't work.

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    I have a cavalier that I could use for usb host on my previous tablet that does not work on this one. Anyone have any luck with this yet?

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    i bought a micro adapter and a usb coupler to attach an external keyboard to my a100. neither worked. i called acer support and they said it wouldn't work.

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    yeah, I have an adapter as well. Previous post was a victim of auto correct. I really hope that the hardware supports and they will add it with a firmware update.

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    Is the summary here that nobody has gotten an external USB keyboard to work on the A100?
    Has anyone gotten a Bluetooth keyboard to work?

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    has anyone found the proper adapter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MRC01 View Post
    Is the summary here that nobody has gotten an external USB keyboard to work on the A100?
    Has anyone gotten a Bluetooth keyboard to work?
    please let me know what and where!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRC01 View Post
    Is the summary here that nobody has gotten an external USB keyboard to work on the A100?
    Has anyone gotten a Bluetooth keyboard to work?
    My Logitech DiNovo Mini works fine with bluetooth.

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    Logitech make a bluetooth keyboard for Android 3.0+ devices that work awesome. Its just called the Logitech Tablet Keyboard. Bought mine at Best Buy for $60. It has Android specific keys like the home, back, menu and search buttons. I am posting this from my a100 with this keyboard right now.


 
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