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I'm looking for the above mentioned splitter.
It's like this, but Micro-B USB
and like this, but reverse the male/female.

By the way, I was able to use my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone with the Samsung MHL Micro-B USB to HDMI adapter for TV (with Micro-B USB additional power), and with Micro-B USB on-the-go adapter for USB keyboard and USB-wireless mouse (with a 1:4 USB hub).
I want these three stuff to be connected at the same time, hence the splitter adapter required. I'm not sure if it's even possible, due to power, bus and other limitations I'm not aware of.

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closed as off topic by Leon Heller, Brian Carlton, clabacchio Aug 23 '12 at 23:29

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Also I'm not sure this is the right forum to ask this, so any pointer is appreciated. \$\endgroup\$ – TWiStErRob Aug 23 '12 at 20:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hello, and welcome to Electronics.Stackexchange! This is a site about electronic design, while your question regards consumer devices. You can try on Super User, but it's also a shopping question and therefore too localized to be useful to others. \$\endgroup\$ – clabacchio Aug 23 '12 at 23:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ You are right and not, it's about electronic connectivity, because I don't know that what I'm looking for exists or not, and the answer I got is perfect and I wouldn't have gotten that on other forums, I think. Also I think we can agree on that ebay and amazon are not local (maybe question of price), my friend who creates gizmos orders a lot from these. \$\endgroup\$ – TWiStErRob Aug 24 '12 at 21:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm glad that you found a solution, but actually consumer devices like this are off topic here. We treat electronic design, and shopping questions are discouraged because they tend to become obsolete quickly. \$\endgroup\$ – clabacchio Aug 24 '12 at 23:00
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The HDMI output is via the Mobile High-Definition Link capability of your phone's port. This port is not a normal Micro-B USB port. On most phones, it is a 5 pin connector that is the same shape as (and can be used as) a Micro-B USB, but when you're doing HDMI output, it's not speaking the normal USB protocol and so you can't do both simultaneously.

However, the Samsung Galaxy S III uses a new 11-pin MHL connector that can do both. See this news article for some info on that. But it seems that the appropriate adapters aren't really available yet. I don't think this is something you can easily make on your own.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you for the pointers, really helpful. Based on this I think it's an urban legend that Samsung made the connector incompatible on purpose, they are just using something new which is not 100% backwards compatible. (Like cannot connect SATA with IDE cable). \$\endgroup\$ – TWiStErRob Aug 24 '12 at 21:42

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