Originally Posted by bhartman36
Do we have confirmation yet that the new Kindle Fire (any model) doesn't have USB host mode? If it's got USB host mode, that solves your problem right there.
Only for moving stuff onto and off of the device (which means shuffling what's already on the device, of course). If you want to actually access the data (eg, watch a movie) while it's on an attached thumb drive, it's a major pain because of the slow USB speeds, the thumb drive heating up (haven't met one over a gig that didn't since I can't afford the upper end
, and the thumb drive accidentally getting hit and wrecking the socket when you shift your grip or put the device down incautiously.