Tech Tip: Connecting A USB Mouse, Keyboard or Thumb Drive to Your Android Device

How one cable can forever change your phone and tablet experience.

By on March 10, 2015

Typing short emails, texts and social posts can be an easy task to do on a small device. But if you’ve ever typed a longer message, you understand that it can be difficult. Those thumbs can get pretty tired. It’s likely that many have wished they could just plug a standard keyboard or mouse into their device. Well, we have good news for you.

A USB on-the-go (USB OTG) cable allows a device to connect to standard keyboard or mouse. It converts the USB to one that can be used on just about any Android device. Simply plug your keyboard or mouse into the adaptor, then plug the micro USB adaptor into your Android device and you now have a fully functioning accessory. Most Android devices are capable of using this cable, but to verify your device will work, download the USB OTG Checker.

Full size keyboard, mouse or USB drive connectivity will be sure to help increase productivity when operating your devices.

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