Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Instead of buying a USB Micro B (M) to USB A (F) cable can I use a USB Micro B (M) to USB A (F) with a USB A Female to Female adapter?

context: I'm trying to connect usb devices to my tablet and it says I need a "USB Host cable": http://www.archos.com/manuals/A70_EN_v1.1.htm#usb_host_cable

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Yes, that should work. Strictly speaking, it doesn't conform to USB specs, but neither does their official cable and that shouldn't stop you.

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks.........! – matt Nov 13 '10 at 17:24
1  
This did not work for me. I tried two USB drives, a Kingston and Lexar. Neither was recognized or showed any sign of working (no LED). This is on Android Ice Cream Sandwhich on a Nexus S. Did it work for you? If so, on what hardware and OS? – Bryce Thomas May 30 '12 at 7:17

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .