[OT] USB KVM switches

From: Paul Koning <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
Date: Wed Feb 2 15:01:12 2005

>>>>> "chris" == chris <cb_at_mythtech.net> writes:

>> I have used 3 different cameras with USB connectors on them. None
>> of the cables are interchangable, and none of them are the same as
>> the "standard" one used for printers and such.
>> It seems like every camera manufacturer has decided to create
>> their own "standard" small USB connector, different from all the
>> others.

 chris> I've only ever noticed the following USB connectors

 chris> A, B, and mini

 chris> A is the kind you find on a computer (rectangle, comes in Male
 chris> and Female) B is the kind you find on a printer (square, comes
 chris> in Male and Female) Mini is the kind you usually find on
 chris> smaller devices like cameras and PDAs (small rectangle, comes
 chris> in Male and Female).

Never underestimate the eagerness of manufacturers to use utterly off
the wall non-standard connectors. (Ditto with screws -- why the heck
are Japanese Phillips screws different from real Phillips screws?)

My Nikon 880 camera has a USB connector with a shell that's roughtly
the shape of the letter D, with a small bump in the middle of the
straight side.

Received on Wed Feb 02 2005 - 15:01:12 GMT

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