2011-06-16 10h04_10

While the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a slew of positive features, that doesn't void it of its shortcomings. Among those downfalls is the lack of a dedicated USB port, which seems to be a big deal with a lot of people. Never fear, though - Samsung has come to the rescue with a USB adapter so you can take full advantage of the USB host support in Android 3.1. The USB adapter plugs into the Tab's proprietary 30-pin connecter, so it will add a bit of bulk to the supermodel-slim tablet. Of course, this shouldn't be a huge deal because it's, you know, removable.

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The USB adapter will set you back $19.99 plus S&H from the Samsung Marketplace, but it's holding a "backorder" status at the moment.

[Samsung via Android Community]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com Silver Fang

    Or Samsung could have done the right thing and included a USB port in the first place.

    Honestly, what device doesn't come with a USB port nowadays?

    • wkew

      Umm iPad?
      I don't know what all the fuss is about.

    • Jon Garrett

      the ipad, iphone and ipod. ;-)

  • D.Munson

    To me this says "OOPS!, we goofed in the design. Lots of people are screaming, SO! this should cover our backsides until we add a USB port and an SD (or Mini-SD) port on next years release.

    Personally, min-SD port and a USB port would work for me. The lack of these built-in options may halt me purchasing the Samsung Galaxy 10.1

    • D.Munson

      ...just test drove the Acer Iconia over lunch, and I must say daddy likes what he sees. Might just pull my card from the Samsung Galaxy market and put it in the direction of the Acer Iconia. Now I just need to find and test drive an Asus Transformer to make a better decision.

  • Alex Garcia

    $20 bucks for USB, $40 bucks for HDMI port plus $20 for the HDMI cabe... and etc.... plus only 8GB of storage. This tablet is a joke. Just go to the stores and Grab the Acer Iconia a500. The same specifications and all these ports are included for free and also you have 32gb of storage.

    • nene150

      samsung is coming out with a 16gb and 32gb version didnt know they were dropping a 8gb

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    I think I'll go with the Asus Transformer.

  • YeomanDroid

    Asus Transformer offers a better option at a much better price point that won't break the bank. Acer A500 is good too. The popularity of both brands will make it a little tough to find, especially the Asus' keyboard dock in my opinion is a must have. Otherwise I'd go with Acer or the new Toshiba Thrive. The problem with these bigger manufacturers is they don't understand the Android type of consumer. They are looking for a more affordable touch UI experience that works. There is no need to compare or go above what Apple charges for their iPads. The battle is not won by how much more people are willing to pay over an iPad, it's how many can we sell if we get the price point just right.

  • brandon

    Seriously? DLC-concept for hardware much? What are they Nintendo now? Jesus this is such an obvious money-whoring device. Sorry but any thoughts I had about switching from my Transformer to this pile of junk just flew out the door.

  • http://litlclic.com Groan

    Acer Iconia has it built in. 32 Giggidys of dual core goodness.

  • azumihk

    its all nice what people say but compare the display form this tab with all others and the design, now me myself dont need a usb port on it for now i guess, 16 or 32gb is enough these days , those others cant compare with design and the diplay and thin thin thin deisgn from the galaxytab :)

  • Me

    I carry around my iPod charging/docking cable in my bag with me (along with the USB cables, kettle leads, ethernet cables, USB mouse and other leads I need every week). I fail to see the issue with carrying 1 more for my tablet too.

  • Kai

    They're trying to be like Apple. I can kind of see why the lawsuits are occuring....

  • kiwinaman

    Looks like it's available to buy now, it's off backorder status

  • Scott

    Will this work on my 7 inch tab? Anyone try it?

  • http://www.designcustomusb.com custom usb

    Looks like it's available to buy now

  • http://www.badite.com custom headphones

    They're trying to be like Apple. very good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marklweb Mark Weber

    It also looks like the Galaxy 10.1 Note, doesn't have a USB port. Will this external port work with their new tab being released in a few weeks?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bruce.contant Bruce Contant

    The problem for me with a proprietary connecter instead of a standard micro usb is that I can't attach it or charge it with any of my other devices (IMac, PC, netbook, etc). I also have a Kindle Fire HD, Kobo Read, 2 x Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy S... all those devices can charge of any of the 5-6 charging stations I have setup around the house... the last thing I need is more cables!

  • sooki

    can I connect an external hard drive?

  • g+

    Is this available in Iraq?