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DIY USB OTG Cable

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Shalini Verma

The easiest way to get a USB OTG cable is to buy it from the market at the cheapest price but then there is no fun, especially to wait for the delivery. And also for a smartphone geek, who is always surrounded by cables, would definitely opt for doing-it-myself because it's fun, it saves a buck and also helps in reusing that junk which can’t be thrown away.

JERRY HILDENBRAND, in his post, has given details about USB on-the-go cables, where he has examined its usage and compatibility with Android devices. Those USB cables are specially wired, which allows them to be used as a charger or communicator with a computer as well as to USB peripherals in the tablet or phone. Hence, it can be used with the older version of game controllers, mice or keyboards, USB thumb drives, or even USB hard drives with a separate power supply.

To connect USB for your device, it is necessary to have knowledge about the same as the USB gadgets don’t have any definite rule that can be followed. Generally, many Android devices don’t allow a USB thumb drive to mount without being rooted and most devices that runs on Sandwich or higher will recognize game controllers, mice, or keyboards.

All you need is the standard stuff in a D-I-Y-er's toolbox like a soldering iron, lead-free solder, sharp knife, electrical tape and or heat shrink tubing, standard micro USB data cable, type A USB extension cable etc. It has various applications in different fields like if you have a Galaxy S 3; you just need to plug a thumb drive right into the cable and go. Or it can be used in Stock Jelly Bean. Check out the following link to understand the making of USB go cable.