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Works perfectly with GTP3110
on 30 July 2013
I had some reservations about these adaptors, having read some conflicting reviews about them but for the price I thought I'd give them a try. So far I'm glad I did as they work flawlessly out of the box with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3110.
I can't testify whether they will work with other 7.0 variants but would guess anything over P31000 should have no problems with them.
The sockets for USB and SD card are a bit of a tight fit but I don't see that as a problem.
The adaptors came in a security sealed, Samsung branded box bearing an official Samsung hologram. Each adaptor also bears the Samsung logo, so yes they are perfectly genuine products.
As for how they work... I tried a USB stick and an old SD card. Both were recognised instantly. When you insert the adaptor into the proprietary port, a message pops up in the notifications bar saying "USB adaptor connected". When a data stick or card are inserted into the adaptor, the "My Files" explorer is opened automatically in the root directory of the stick or card.
I erased a full 8GB USB2.0 data stick (using the adaptor) in under 15 seconds, so it's pretty quick. Navigating and viewing files via either adaptor is just as fast as if the tablet were accessing it's own built in SD card. My guess is that the proprietary port is USB 3.0 capable but don't quote me. I believe it's also possible to charge other USB devices from the tablet in this way but again, don't take my word for it.
I have yet to test any of my USB multi-port hubs with the adaptor. Guessing issues may be thrown up with certain hubs the same as they are when used with desktops & laptops., especially where power consumption is a factor; IE CD/DVD drives, external hard drives, etc.
Will test with my Samsung portable DVDR/RW drive & update this review when I have results.
Quality-wise, the adaptors seem well constructed & show no signs that they're likely to fall apart. They're slightly wider than the original Samsung Proprietary cable plug though, so if your tablet lives in a case, you might find the case gets in the way a tad, as mine does. Easy to fix; just trim the case with a knife! Hey-presto!
So far extremely pleased with these adaptors. They broaden the capabilities of the tablet no end. Would definitely recommend for P3110 owners!
The tablet (not the adaptors) does not support power-by-USB devices. This includes CD/DVD drives and you've guessed it, multi-port hubs. They show up as "Unrecognised device". This is not the fault of the adaptors. Its just the way the tablet was designed to run. Its no great loss really and considering what the tablets battery already handles, you really wouldnt want it sharing power with another device.