I'm building a project that will connect to users' phones (Android at first, but iPhone too, if there's enough interest) via USB. Of course, this means that I need a USB host in the project. The total size of the device has to be about the size of the phone, so answers that seriously suggest shields aren't going to be helpful - they'd put me over my size budget by at least a factor of 3.
I'd also rather not require an adapter to go from the USB Mini B connector type to the Micro B connector type.
Gravitech has a USB Host board for the Nano 3 that has a USB Type A connector, and the combination of a Nano and Gravitech Host is about the right size (maybe a little thick, once the whole thing is soldered to my own board), but the USB host is $25. I can get the Nano for about $4 each and would like to keep the USB host in the neighborhood of $8 each. Are the solder fumes getting to me, or is there such a specimen out there and I'm just not finding it?