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Can't use it alone
on January 23, 2013
So this is the deal:
This thing should be called a "5 pin to 11 pin adapter." You have to use this in conjunction with a conventional micro USB to HDMI connector. Apparently, Samsung S3 and the Samsung Note II use an 11 pin configuration. The Samsung SII and most other devices with micro-usb to HDMI capability use a 5 pin configuration.
So in summary:
1. This device will only work with the Samsung SIII or the Samsung Note II.
2. You will need a micro-usb to HDMI adaptor to connect it to and HDMI cable THEN connect it to the TV/monitor/whatever.
3. There is no where that you can hook up a charger to this thing so make sure that that the additional cable you buy has a slot for the charger because if you use HDMI out WHILE charging your battery will still die let alone HDMI out without charging which will definitely kill it quick.
Lastly if you want to buy both the 5pin to 11 pin adapter with the HDMI out and charging capability look up this product:
"Samsung Micro USB to HDMI 1080P HDTV Adapter Cable with 5 Pin to 11 Pin Micro-USB adapter for Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2 and MHL-enabled Smartphones and Tablets "