- OTG Card Reader & HDMI Adapter
- Samsung galaxy S3 i9300 /S3 Mini/S4/S4 Mini/Note2 N7100 and 11Pin Samsung Galaxy Tab3
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Does not work with Galaxy Tab 3 (WiFi only). 01/25/2014
Tons of great features when it works! (read below)
Does not work with Galaxy Tab 3 (WiFi only).
First off, i bought this for use on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (WiFi only) model. When i connected the adapter, i could not get any devices to work. (card reader, USB, HDMI) When i first reported this to the seller (Victake) they promptly sent me a replacement product. (5 stars for the seller)
This product only supports the Galaxy S3, S4, and Note 2 (per the manual). This device worked perfectly with a Galaxy S4 I connected it to, and exhibited none of the problems I list below.
The listing for this product says that it supports the Galaxy Tab 3. IT DOES NOT.Because of this, the adapter acts very strangely when connected to the Galaxy Tab 3 (WiFi only). The manual states that the power must be connected to the adapter in order for it to function. It also states that only one function can be used at a time: USB, or HDMI, or Card reader. (this is true) This adapter has a function that allows it to charge the connected device if no function is being used on the adapter itself. Basically every time you connect this adapter, it detects whether go into "device mode" or "charge mode". On my Galaxy Tab 3, it was always going into "charge mode". Every time i connected this adapter, i would receive a "USB device connected" message, followed by "USB device disconnected" message; and the adapter would start charging my tablet. I tried connecting a variety of USB devices, memory cards, and HDMI monitors, both before i connected this adapter to my tablet and afterwards... Nothing. Then I stumbled on something that would make the adapter go into "device mode" If i connect this device with both power and a LinkQ USB mouse plugged in, and then unplug and quickly reconnect the power, IT WORKS!! (I tried other brands of mice with no success) Once the adapter is in "device mode" it does not charge the tablet, and everything you connect to it while it remains connected to the tablet works. I got the card reader to read memory cards, USB worked with keyboards, mice, game-pads, USB flash drives, and HDMI output 720p with audio! I even found out that it will run some USB flash drives,keyboards, mice, game-pads, and the card reader WITHOUT power connected to the adapter. (HDMI only works with power connected) Now for the really bad part, if you unplug this adapter from the tablet, you have to start all over again. Very annoying! (this is why i gave it one star)
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