Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets USB support via this $20 adapter

Inspired by the iPad, Samsung opted to remove USB support from its Galaxy Tab 10.1. But the feature is making its way back via this $20 adapter. Feeling swindled?
Written by Ricardo Bilton, Contributor on

It's strange nowadays to buy a gadget that is completely devoid of a USB port. But manufacturers want their devices to be slim and seamless, which is why it wasn't all that surprising that Samsung said that its Galaxy Tab 10.1 would come without the seemingly-essential data transfer port.

Thankfully, the company is finally rectifying the situation. For $20, Galaxy Tab 10.1 users can give their devices the gift of USB. The adapter plugs into tablet's 30-pin port, allowing users to finally connect mice, keyboards and thumb drives to the device.

Of course, it is somewhat silly to shell out $20 for a feature that should have been included in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the first place. But the USB-less existence has clearly worked for the iPad, so maybe this little adapter makes its own bit of sense.


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