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rim_rocks
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Registered: ‎07-12-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Maxis

* Urgent * How to connect a Playbook to any external device (let's say an external camera)

The playbook comes with a Micro usb port.

Now lets say If I want to connect an external camera directly to a playbook what cable/adapter I need.

 

OR even might be a converter.

 

Any ideas?

 

Need urgent help on this please.

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JSanders
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My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: * Urgent * How to connect a Playbook to any external device (let's say an external camera)

At least for now, you can not connect such external things as cameras and USB flash drives via that USB port.




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Rodojo
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My Device: BBPB 16 & 32 GB Z10
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Re: * Urgent * How to connect a Playbook to any external device (let's say an external camera)

Looking for solution.  PlayBook to Avision Miwand 2 portable scanner.  Miwand uses a micro sd for storage and has a mini USB for connection to (IPAD) or computer.  I have a PlayBook 32GB and a Shiney new Z10.  Do you see a way of making these work together to scan, attach to email and send from a job Site without having an i thingy or computer available?

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JSanders
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Re: * Urgent * How to connect a Playbook to any external device (let's say an external camera)

Scan and insert the SD card into your Z10 and create the email, attach & send.




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Re: * Urgent * How to connect a Playbook to any external device (let's say an external camera)

Zzing. Wow you're quick.  Looks like my much love PB is ... Redundant.  I'll give that a shot.  Thanks for your help. 

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JSanders
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Re: * Urgent * How to connect a Playbook to any external device (let's say an external camera)

Rodojo I have some deer & wildlife cameras on my farm which use the same micro SD card and I hot swap the cards into a spare 9850 I have to view the images.




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Re: * Urgent * How to connect a Playbook to any external device (let's say an external camera)

Jsanders not to sure how many animal pictures I'll be taking but scanning and emailing documents is the goal. I've got the idea at least although pulling off the back to access the card seems awkward. Can the same be done with a mini usb to mini usb cable, if such a thing exists? ...farm? oh! That's where splat or is that sparky the pig is from. Lol

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JSanders
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Re: * Urgent * How to connect a Playbook to any external device (let's say an external camera)

No I don't think it's possible through the USB cable.
Sparky the Pig! Funny!




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Registered: ‎10-26-2012
My Device: Playbook - 64gb - wifi
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Re: * Urgent * How to connect a Playbook to any external device (let's say an external camera)

This has been discussed before.

 

 Use a Eyefi card. I do with my Nikkon cameras, and my PB gets the photos , as do my laptop and android phone, and they are online in a private gallery everythime I snap a picture. 

 

 Just my two cents. cheers.

 

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Rodojo
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Re: * Urgent * How to connect a Playbook to any external device (let's say an external camera)

Thanks I'll look it 

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