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Do they make an OTG to Micro SD adapter that can work with the Nexus? My mate has a couple of 32GB micro SD cards and would prefer to use them rather than bulky usb memory sticks.
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You can definitely rig up USB OTG and microSD cards. I've seen it done, I'm not sure exactly what their setup was though.

I wouldn't do it to mine just because it removes some of the portability.
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I grabbed a Nexus 32GB and a case to give it a go. Figured if it were as impressive as I had read, it would work either for my wife (upgrading from a E-Ink Kobo Wifi Touch) or replacing my daughter's Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0+ (my old tablet).

I have to say that it was snappy in terms of performance but the screen itself was nothing special. After spending some time playing with the brightness and comparing it to the Samsung Tab and my tablets (Toshiba Excite 7.7 and an IPad 2), I found it's color and contrast subpar compared to all 3 of my units. While that is no big deal compared to my Toshiba (which has a Super AMOLED+ screen with same PPI) or my IPad 2 (which cost 3 times as much), I was surprised to find that the color and contrast on my Samsung is better than the Nexus 7. It is certainly a faster device (the Samsung has a 1.2Ghz dual core processor) and comes with double the memory (32 GB vs. 16GB) but otherwise I prefer the Samsung (which supports HDMI out via dongle and has a Micro SD slot).

Ended up returning it. I was a bit disappointed, or perhaps my expectations were too high especially given it's price point. My Samsung was $350 when I bought it.

On a side note, the Hipstreet case I bought to go with it was absolute crap.

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post #874 of 2571
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post

I grabbed a Nexus 32GB and a case to give it a go. Figured if it were as impressive as I had read, it would work either for my wife (upgrading from a E-Ink Kobo Wifi Touch) or replacing my daughter's Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0+ (my old tablet).
I have to say that it was snappy in terms of performance but the screen itself was nothing special. After spending some time playing with the brightness and comparing it to the Samsung Tab and my tablets (Toshiba Excite 7.7 and an IPad 2), I found it's color and contrast subpar compared to all 3 of my units. While that is no big deal compared to my Toshiba (which has a Super AMOLED+ screen with same PPI) or my IPad 2 (which cost 3 times as much), I was surprised to find that the color and contrast on my Samsung is better than the Nexus 7. It is certainly a faster device (the Samsung has a 1.2Ghz dual core processor) and comes with double the memory (32 GB vs. 16GB) but otherwise I prefer the Samsung (which supports HDMI out via dongle and has a Micro SD slot).
Ended up returning it. I was a bit disappointed, or perhaps my expectations were too high especially given it's price point. My Samsung was $350 when I bought it.
On a side note, the Hipstreet case I bought to go with it was absolute crap.
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you shouldn't post the labels serials etc tongue.gif
I suggest you blur that part out or remove that picture.

yes....indeed the "colours" don't "pop" out compared to AMOLED or PLS that Samsung uses. But for its price point I don't think there is any alternative unless Asus has huge economies of scale for another superior screen tech.
post #875 of 2571
You should of just waited 2 weeks and got the nexus 10. I'm just keeping my 7 around for development stuff. The 10 is what I'm guessing you want, ex 2560/1600 results screen 1.7ghz new exynos which is a powerhouse etc.. All for 399, to start I called that it's the perfect price to take apple customers and not degrade the nexus brand. Hdmi out everything that should of been designed for the 7 and with the highest quality screen in the industry, higher than the soon to come iPad 4 actually they really didn't change much except the chip.

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Do they make an OTG to Micro SD adapter that can work with the Nexus? My mate has a couple of 32GB micro SD cards and would prefer to use them rather than bulky usb memory sticks.

I imagine just take a MicroSD to USB adapter and use that. They're usually no bigger than necessary.
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I grabbed a Nexus 32GB and a case to give it a go. Figured if it were as impressive as I had read, it would work either for my wife (upgrading from a E-Ink Kobo Wifi Touch) or replacing my daughter's Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0+ (my old tablet).
I have to say that it was snappy in terms of performance but the screen itself was nothing special. After spending some time playing with the brightness and comparing it to the Samsung Tab and my tablets (Toshiba Excite 7.7 and an IPad 2), I found it's color and contrast subpar compared to all 3 of my units. While that is no big deal compared to my Toshiba (which has a Super AMOLED+ screen with same PPI) or my IPad 2 (which cost 3 times as much), I was surprised to find that the color and contrast on my Samsung is better than the Nexus 7. It is certainly a faster device (the Samsung has a 1.2Ghz dual core processor) and comes with double the memory (32 GB vs. 16GB) but otherwise I prefer the Samsung (which supports HDMI out via dongle and has a Micro SD slot).
Ended up returning it. I was a bit disappointed, or perhaps my expectations were too high especially given it's price point. My Samsung was $350 when I bought it.
On a side note, the Hipstreet case I bought to go with it was absolute crap.
*snip*

Your impressions are pretty spot on. I still usually grab my Nexus 7 over my iPad 2, though. Not totally sure, bit the Nexus just feels so capable.
 
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Man I don't make enough money to put aside for the newest thing without another new thing coming out to replace it frown.gif
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You should of just waited 2 weeks and got the nexus 10. I'm just keeping my 7 around for development stuff. The 10 is what I'm guessing you want, ex 2560/1600 results screen 1.7ghz new exynos which is a powerhouse etc.. All for 399, to start I called that it's the perfect price to take apple customers and not degrade the nexus brand. Hdmi out everything that should of been designed for the 7 and with the highest quality screen in the industry, higher than the soon to come iPad 4 actually they really didn't change much except the chip.
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Doh! i should of waited! and not got the ipad 3

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Just got my OTG adapter from Monoprice today and purchased the Nexus Media Importer app. I've also had a 16GB flash drive laying around not making any use, so this is going to be the start of a good relationship. I recommend it, and it will be probably the best $5 you could spend on your Nexus 7, and hopefully 10.

I bought an otg cable and a 16gb thumbdrive for mine. Just using stickmount and it works perfect and stickmount was free smile.gif
post #880 of 2571
I got a €2.5 USB OTG cable and use it for various things. I've hooked up my PC's keyboard to it as well for instance when using text chat applications for instance. Obviously I also used it for for USB drives + stickmount. Just a shame you can't copy apps to the external storage as 16GB really is getting too small in this day and age.
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