# Does Arduino ADK shield for android, serves like a regular USB host shield?

I'm from Argentina and the guy whom I bought the Arduino accesories from doesn't have any USB hosts. But he has this.

I'm not interested in connecting an Android phone to it but I certainly would in the future. Right now I'm only interested in connecting a DSRL camera and a Joystick with USB.

In this article here, it says "Support USB HOST mode，support HUB protocol".

Just to be sure, does it have the very same functionality as a regular USB host shield?

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$226.00?? For that same shield they sell here for 36 dollar? – stevenvh Jul 26 '12 at 15:35 Argentine pesos use the same symbol ($) as USD: wolframalpha.com/input/?i=argentina+%24226.00 –  Chris Laplante Jul 26 '12 at 15:38
It's equivalent to 50 dollar with official rate or 34 dollar if you change the money in the black market! –  limoragni Jul 26 '12 at 15:47
Darn, Wolfram|Alpha can't do that one: wolframalpha.com/input/… –  Chris Laplante Jul 26 '12 at 16:40
Some things are beyond math and computation... Argentina is one of those things!! –  limoragni Jul 26 '12 at 17:18
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## 1 Answer

Ok, despite the abscense of an answer I've just purchase the ADK USB host shield and try it's functionality as a regular USB host with great results, at least on the project in which I'm working ...

What I really like about it, is that it can also be used with android, so if you are thinking in buying an USB host I think this is the way to go!

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+1 Thanks, this is useful information for other Arduino experimenters (me!). –  JRobert Aug 26 '12 at 20:29
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