The USB-C dongles used for connecting peripherals to MacBooks can also be used to connect an Android phone to a keyboard and monitor. Works out of the box on LineageOS 19.1.

This would make me think twice before booting up a laptop or desktop for simple tasks. :blobthink:

Not sure if I'll use the external monitor much, but connecting a physical keyboard opens up new possibilities.

For example, I have never written a long-form document on an Android phone. Termux will feel more like a standard Unix terminal.

(Typing this toot using a mechanical keyboard.)

@njoseph some phones can make full use of a USB c dock, driving a nice screen and such

@njoseph Does the adapter cost Rs 6000 or so? Assume you mean a monitor with USB input. A simple Raspberry Pi 2 works as well.


i got a new monitor earlier this week, and the setup instruction sheet showed just this (plugging the included usbc cable directly into a phone) /before/ the illustration of plugging a laptop in. surprised me a bit

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