can i convert the hdmi port on my laptop into an usb port with a converter?

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My laptop only has 1 usb port and a hdmi port. If i buy a usb (female) to hdmi (male) converter, would i be able to use the hdmi port as and extra usb port? (i would like be able to use my wireless mouse and my usb port at the same time)
 

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Wow, I'm such an idiot lol! :) Thanks!
 

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also, the answer was NO.

An HDMI output is just a one-way transfer of video + audio coming from the graphics card.

*If you have USB3 make sure it's a USB3 hub.

THIS is a nice hub.. it will work with USB2, but if you have a different computer with USB3 inputs it will work as well, so might as well get a USB3 hub:
https://www.amazon.com/Anker-4-Port-Macbook-Surface-Notebook/dp/B00XMD7KPU/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1506046562&sr=1-4&keywords=anker+usb+hub

(don't plug any power hungry devices into this though as the USB2 connection can still only handle so much power... I believe it's got two chips, one for USB2 and one for USB3 and defaults to one or the other depending on the connection you plug into)
 
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