|Re: use cases for USB OTG port on calculator?|
Message #2 Posted by Paul Dale on 25 Apr 2012, 9:07 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Eric Smith
My number one choice would be for storage devices to allow transfer of data and programs between machines and to PCs.
Bluetooth dongle would be a nice to have. It would provide another way to transfer files easily enough.
Keyboard, mouse or touch/track pad? Seems like overkill for a calculator with decent in built keyboard. A track pad would allow graphical input but I'm not sure how or what use that would be. All would fall into the category of why not just use a PC instead.
Printers seem popular at the moment and supporting a number of USB printers would be neat but the driver requirements are likely to be excessive.
Network adapter or 802.11 adaptor -- again they seem like a bit of overkill and drivers will be a problem. Removable storage and/or bluetooth would be as good.
Video adapter? Might be useful but overkill, driver issues and why not use a PC instead.
Serial or parallel adaptors would allow control of external devices, so possibly useful to some but not to me.
So I'll say removable storage and then perhaps bluetooth.
Although, with PC connectivity both seem pretty minor.