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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":

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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.

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Thanks.........! – matt Nov 13 '10 at 17:24
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

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