What use are the USB slots on my Dell

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by irishgrizzly, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Just wondering what use they are. I use them to charge my iPod occasionally. Do they take video feed through USB? Any wonderful uses I'm not seeing?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I fill them with dirt and use them as an ant farm.
     
  3. Multimedia macrumors 603

    Multimedia

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    Anything USB Will Work

    You can use them to attach hard drives, a DVD±RW Optical Recorder-Player, A WebCam and any other number of many USB peripherals. Your keyboard and mouse.
     
  4. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Tons of peripherals and other devices connect to computers through USB ports.
     
  5. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    a USB port is used to connect many peripheral devices to your computer, such as printers, certain wireless mice and keyboards, iPods, external hard drives, phones, and more.

    you might learn a few things from reading the first parts of this article (link to wikipedia article on USB).
     
  6. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    You mean I fought the urge to be a smartass in this thread for nothing!? That's it, I don't believe in NOTHING anymore, man!
     
  7. seanf macrumors 6502

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    Such as USB Disco Balls

    Sean :)
     
  8. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    oh that's real useful :D
     
  9. tilman macrumors regular

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    What are you talking about? The USB connectors on your Dell monitor maybe? Many Dell monitors have a built-in USB hub. To use it, you have to find the uplink connector, and connect that to your computer with a normal USB cable. Then you can plug in your keyboard, mouse, USB flash drive, etc. into the monitor if that's more convenient.
     
  10. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    I want to try this with my 22" Gateway monitor w/ 4 usb 2.0 ports... How do you get the ants out of there?:eek: :p
     

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