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[OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« on: August 19, 2010, 01:19:56 am »
As the title says: Mini USB or regular USB?

Vote in the above poll. :)
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 06:51:21 am »
Would the male regular USB to male regular USB be included? That way, a simple fenale-female plug could handle if you wanted to plug something in to the calc.

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 08:20:54 am »
I think that a cable to convert it should be included, but a standard usb would bloat the calculator unnecessarily.

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010, 10:03:24 am »
/\agreed
standard usb is convenient, but we want the entire apparatus to be convenient to carry as well :P

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2010, 03:38:32 pm »
both!

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2010, 04:36:20 pm »
Yeah, and throw in a SATA slot, too :P

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2010, 05:12:18 pm »
Eh, no. I think it should support mini usb a and b.

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2010, 05:15:51 pm »
Don't forget HDMI!

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2010, 05:38:22 pm »
and floppy disks!
Then again, maybe not...
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2010, 05:45:39 pm »
@graphmastur

That's exactly what the 84+ has, an OTG port. An OTG port supports A and B

If we only have one usb, there's no point in going full size if we need a special cable. Might as well go mini for that. Plus, A to A cables are a bad idea, because people will try to plug two computers together, which could kill both USB ports with shorting. We could always have two, one mini-a, one full size, just for convenience.

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2010, 03:45:07 am »
If you're going to go OTG, will it be a miniUSB or microUSB port?
The miniUSB port is officially deprecated, but the microUSB cables are considerably more expensive (and I have yet to find a microA to A cable at a reasonable price).

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2010, 10:07:09 am »
Mini USB, afaik, is NOT deprecated. Maybe the standards say so, but pretty much all of the new cameras use that, plus some other USB peripherals.
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2010, 05:21:49 pm »
Microusb OTG ports fit both micro-A and B, so why not get a male micro-a to male micro-b?

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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2010, 08:03:17 pm »
As long as we make sure to not use stuff that will be phased out the year after, I guess it should be fine. It would suck if for example we used mini-USB then it became impossible to find mini USB calbes in stores anymore or if Windows stopped supporting this format.
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Re: [OTZ80] [Poll] Mini USB or regular USB?
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2010, 08:48:07 pm »
Well, there are micro-B to A cables, like the one that comes with the 84+(SE), and neither Windows nor any other OS could tell whether the other end was mini-B, micro-B, or B. As for the cables possibly becoming deprecated, there's not much we can do there. IMO, though, the normal A and B female sockets are just too large for a calc.
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