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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Nexus 5 "Desktop"


Hello all, and welcome to my current project: The Nexus 5 "Desktop". Surprisingly, I won't follow convention and use anything Bluetooth (such as mouse/keyboard) other than my watch, and no external monitor via MHL. Instead, everything will be connected to one OTG cable.

What is connected you ask? Well, there is an Apple Aluminium Keyboard with 2 USB slots. Connected to those slots are a Mighty Mouse and Card Reader. And finally, the phone is mounted on a selfie stick with a tripod. The YouTube video is a screencast of everything in action. It wasn't all fine and dandy at first though, I had trouble finding a USB storage that is low-powered enough to work with the keyboard and mouse all connected to my Nexus 5.

Using my OTG cable (hope to find a hub with charging):
Not enough power or something for non-powered USB hub. Keyboard/mouse doesn't work.
Apple Aluminium keyboard works! Along with Apple Might Mouse on one USB side. But lacking in power for 128 GB flash drive, 35-in-1 card reader, etc. Supports "USB 2.0 all in one card reader", but that doesn't read 64 GB SDXC microSD (can read lower capacity).

And lastly, here is a picture of the entire setup:


*Oh yeah, I got that selfie stick for $5 on craigslist. And the aluminium keyboard was free!

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