Dell Micro USB Dongle for Data and Charging

It has been a while since I last used my Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet… but having heard the news, I quickly sold my Surface RT and I am using my Dell again, starting by installing Windows 10 Preview.

It is a great device, but it has an atrocious battery life (compared to my iPad for example) and one weakness: there is only one USB OTG port and you can’t use USB devices with your Dell Venue 8 Pro and charge it at the same time.

After some research, I found some cable hacks online, and then was happy to learn that Dell recently released an official Data and Charging Dongle.

http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/Tablet_PC/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&sku=470-ABES&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch

“The Dell Micro USB Dongle for Data and Charging is designed to provide Dell Venue Tablet users easy port expansion, by allowing them to add an additional full-size USB port while also simultaneously charging the device via the micro USB port”

BINGO, take my $15!