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Re: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-08, 19:17 PM
i contact sales every few days and get the same "does not exist/no ETA" response every time. pointing out that it was shipped with EU models and is listed on their own website as released in December of last year does nothing. we have a Class, i wonder if we have a legal right to take Action.
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Re: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-08, 18:14 PM

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Re: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-08, 23:21 PM
Let us know....I will join if we do. Seems like Lenovo cares not for us!!!!
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Re: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-09, 1:01 AM

So I tried to send them an email to see if I get a response:

 

From: "DAN"
To: websales@lenovo.com
Date: 02/08/12 07:15
Subject: IdeaPad Tablet K1

Hi,

I have to say that I am mostly happy with my IdeaPad Tablet K1 that I purchased around Xmas time. I have many Lenovo laptops and have even convinced my employer to purchase Lenovo desktop and laptops for our 200+ employees because of the good quality and support that I personally have received from Lenovo.

Notice however I wrote "mostly happy with my IdeaPad Tablet K1" in the first line. While it has been good I find the lack of a USB connection to be a big let down. I was happy to find that there would be a USB host cable available around the end of December according to the link http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=PD022107. Considering the European version of the tablet received the cable as part of the package it did not seem that far fetched that the item would be available soon.

Much to my disappointment this has not been the case. The cable has not been made available and neither your sales support or tech support have any clue as to when it would be available.

I have to admit I am considering selling the tablet off on eBay or Craigslist and look at other alternatives that do have the ability to connect to a USB flashdrive like the ASUS Transformer or the Toshiba Thrive (which incidentally was my first choice for a tablet but when I saw Lenovo's I changed my mind, something I am regretting now).

Thank you for your time.

 

 

And their reply:

 

From: Lenovoreplies <lenovoreplies@thinkteamlenovo.com>
Date: Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 10:11 AM
Subject: Lenovo’s Reply : IdeaPad Tablet K1
To: DAN

 

Dear Dan,

Thank you for contacting Lenovo.

 

We apologize for the inconvenience caused. We will surely forward this e-mail (Feed back) to the appropriate department to look at the issue and for the betterment of the company so that we can improve the assistance. Thank you for your time and patience.           

Unfortunately we could not pull up your record. Please revert with your order information for further assistance.

 

You can contact us at 866-42-THINK (84465) followed by option number 4, or login via live chat http://shop.lenovo.com/ISS_Static/WW/AG/portals/chat/lenovo_chat.html and a customer service specialist will assist you with your query.

Once again, thank you for contacting Lenovo.


Sincerely,
Deboshree Mukherjee

Lenovo Websales/CustServe       
www.lenovo.com/us

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Betreff: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-09, 5:39 AM
Quick update: I lborrowed my friend WD Passport usb portable drive and hooked it to he K1 via he USB host cable and it does work. Jusrt awesome!
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Betreff: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-09, 12:27 PM

That is good to hear....WHERE DID YOU GET THE HOST CABLE?????

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Betreff: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-09, 13:38 PM
oh you had to rub it on to the rest of us :)
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Betreff: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-09, 15:21 PM

...I got lucky and found a contact in England who was willing to depart from one his USB host cable (he had 2 K1s...).

 

I am convinced Lenovo will ultimately make this cable available in the US and other regions.  Say they sell it @ $25/piece (it may only cost them $4 to $5 to make and distribute), they will be making a huge profit on this.  They just don't have their act together...

 

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Betreff: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-09, 15:26 PM
...I was merely responding as a follow up to Jeeab who wanted to know whether the cable works also with a external USB HDD, I just couldn' try until recently... but sure it's great to have that cable!
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12-13-2011

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Betreff: When and where the USB Host Cable for Ideapad K1 comes out?

2012-02-09, 15:39 PM

In my case if the USB Host cable is not available by next week, my K1 is going back to Costco (under their 90 day return program).  I really need this cable to make the K1 usable for what I need to do with it and the lack of the USB cable is a major issue for me (and I assume most everyone else that has been posting to this thread). 

 

It would also be nice if Lenovo would disclose if they will release ICS (Android 4) for the K1, as they have already announced for the Thinkpad tablet. 

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