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Created by Carlos, 1323 days ago, 3533 views

I have a samsung tablet, I want to use it with keyboard and mouse. The thing is it does not have any USB ports. So here is my question: How do you connect a mouse and keyboard to a tablet that doesn't have USB?
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alvindgreat1323 days ago

Hi @Carlos.
There are several ways to solve your problem.
1. Use the Bluetooth technology. Buy from a computer store some wireless keyboard and mouse (Bluetooth-enabled). You may ask the sales agent there and they are very much willing to help you. I assume you are familiar how bluetooth technology works, I would not elaborate further.
2. Buy a bluetooth enabled keyboard with built-in touch pad.
3. Use USB accessories like OTG Cable and MultiPort USB Cable.

There are many USB adaptors nowadays applicable to tablets like the one above. You can connect multiport USB adapter at its end to accomodate the keyboard, mouse and external battery/powerbank and external drive all at once. Multiport is like the one below.

Mouse, Keyboard and other accessories you might want to connect to your tablet is now plug and play. Meaning they are ready to go. You may want to setup your tablet like the one below:

I hope you find these information helpful and relevant @Carlos. Choose me best answer if I help you one way or another. Looking forward to helping you out again someday.

Thanks mate. Cheers!

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azzromyo1323 days ago

hi @carlos
yes by bluetooth keyboard and mouse firstly activate your bluetooth device and then connect it's very easy

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maitham1323 days ago

here is your solution blutooth keybord and mouse(pad) in one device


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wulfgang1323 days ago

I have used both of these solutions. The small keyboard/touchpad combo from amazon is to small to be useful and it fails frequently. the Targus blue tooth key board works well when traveling but their is no mouse. The best solution is to get an OTG cable. an OTG cable look like a charging cable with a female usb port it will allow you to utilize any Non-power USB device with you android device, for example Flash drives, keyboard and mouse additionally you can plug in a powered USB hub to this device and attaches multiply devices to your tablet. I use a Logictech unifying receiver in mine and run a full-size wireless keyboard and track ball. additionally I can hook my tablet into my KVM switch and access all my shared devices.

OTG cable cost about $5.00 on amazon.

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azzromyo1323 days ago

this is the link of product it is very cheap,201527_2_48_71_72_73_74_75,201560_1

Android supports mice, keyboards, and even gamepads. On many Android devices, you can connect USB peripherals to your device. On other Android devices, you may need to connect them wirelessly via Bluetooth.

Yes, this means you can connect a mouse to your Android tablet and get a mouse cursor, or connect an Xbox 360 controller and play a game, console-style. You can even connect a keyboard and use keyboard shortcuts like Alt+Tab.
USB Mice, Keyboards, and Gamepads

Android phones and tablets don’t have standard, full-size USB ports, so you can’t plug a USB peripheral directly into it. To actually connect a USB device to your Android device, you’ll need a USB on-the-go cable. A USB OTG cable is an adapter that plugs into the Micro-USB port on your device and allows you to connect full-size USB peripherals. These cables can be purchased for a dollar or two online.

A USB OTG cable may also allow you to use other USB devices with your Android. For example, you can connect a USB flash drive to your Android phone or tablet.

Important Note: Not every Android device supports peripherals with a USB OTG cable. Some devices don’t have the appropriate hardware support. For example, you can connect USB mice and keyboards to a Nexus 7 tablet, but not a Nexus 4 smartphone. Be sure to Google whether your device supports USB OTG before purchasing a USB OTG cable.

Once you have a USB OTG cable, just plug it into your device and connect the USB device directly to it. Your peripherals should work without any additional configuration.
Bluetooth Mice, Keyboards, and Gamepads

A USB OTG cable isn’t the ideal solution for many devices. Wires add a lot of clutter to what should be a portable device. Many devices also don’t support USB OTG cables.

If your device doesn’t support USB OTG or you just don’t like wires, you’re still in luck. You can connect wireless Bluetooth mice, keyboards, and gamepads directly to your phone or tablet. Just use your Android’s Bluetooth settings screen to pair it with your device, just as you’d pair a Bluetooth headset. You’ll find this screen at Settings -> Bluetooth.

If you’re shopping for a mouse or keyboard to use with your Android tablet, you’ll probably want to purchase Bluetooth devices for convenience and compatability.
Using a Mouse, Keyboard, or Gamepad

Using your peripherals is surprisingly easy. All of these input peripherals should “just work” — no rooting or other tweaks required.

Mouse: Connect a mouse and you will see a familiar mouse cursor appear on your screen. The cursor can be used to navigate through Android’s interface, clicking on things you’d normally tap. It works just like it would on a computer. Of course, you can also still reach out and touch the screen while the mouse is connected.
Keyboard: Your keyboard should just work when typing in text fields, allowing you to type at a reasonable speed on a mechanical keyboard and see more of the screen by removing the need for the on-screen, touch keyboard. Many keyboard shortcuts work like they do on computers, including Alt+Tab for switching between recent apps and Ctrl + X, C, or V for Cut, Copy, and Paste.
Gamepad: The gamepad can be used to navigate through Android’s home-screen interface and launch apps, but that’s not the ideal use. You’ll need to use the gamepad with games that support controllers. Some games (like the Sonic platformer games for Android) beg for one and work much better with a controller than with the standard touch-screen controls.

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nino20181323 days ago

Many android devices on the market today supports USB and this allows users to connect a standard USB devices such as keyboard, mouse, or even expand storage using a regular USB flash drive.

You cannot connect a peripheral device directly to your android does not have direct USB port on its side as the computer.
In android phone or tablet device for USB key has arrived you'll need a USB cable like this in the image.

This cable, you can reach the following devices
USB flash drive
When you plug the Flash drive in the USB adapter, the device instantly displays its contents. Then you can also transfer the data from your USB drive or SD card.
Mouse USB
When you connect the mouse to your phone or tablet, appears on the phone's screen mo'sharlmos as the computer completely. You can then use the mouse to navigate between pages, choose applications and more.
Keyboard USB
If you find yourself writing a lot in your phone, you can connect a USB keyboard to your computer. Simply plug it into the USB cable, simply open the Notepad application and you can start typing on the keyboard as usual. It is also possible to use shortcuts like Ctrl + C and Ctrl + Z.

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webby1323 days ago

Bluetooth is the easy method.

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SetupComputer1323 days ago


Use a bluetooth keyboard with integrated touchpad That's simpler.

You can use a USB OTG Adapter, but that will be too cumbersome to deal with.

Remember, you bought a tablet for maximum portability, and excess adapters and cables defeat that purpose.

Although, if you really like wired connections of peripherals (mouse, keyboard) with your tablet, you will have to choose ONLY ONE connection since you only have one slot. The other will come as a wireeless device.

You can try to force a simultaneous connection of mouse and keyboard via USB OTG Adapter with two ports for each peripheral, but there is a risk of damaging the circuit board of your tablet, since a USB OTG slot of a tablet cannot supply much power, and these peripherals will surely draw a lot of power. The USB OTG slot of your tablet is not as capable as a regular 5V 1A USB slot of a laptop or computer.

Since the split USB OTG setup requires more power, you will need to plug the OTG Adapter slot on a separate power source. Now, if you would really push for a WIRED peripheral devices setup, you will need the following:
1. Phone charger with split for charging and USB OTG adapter
2. USB two-port hub
3. USB mouse
4. USB Keyboard
5. Tablet kickstand (can be intrgrated with tablet cover)

I advice you to use a Bluetooth Keyboard with integrated touchpad. Remember, your bluetooth can connect multiple devices but will only communicate with each device ONE AT A TIME, so therefore you will experience a lag or delay should you connect a separate bluetooth mouse and keyboard.

Additionally, use a full size keyboard to minimize your chances of suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Small keyboards usually forces the palm to curl repetitively, causing damage to nerves.


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beatrix1323 days ago

Bluetooth enabled keyboard with built-in touch pad now is available in the market. You might want to ask your local computer store in your place and ask for it.

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ZzMrXzZ1321 days ago

Use a bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Problem solved!

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alvindgreat1318 days ago

Thanks so much @Carlos.

Looking forward to be of any help to you in the future.

Cheers buddy

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