As promised, I'm posting an update to my original post regarding the issues I experienced with USB devices using a USB type C adapter.|
I followed Aziz's recommendation and purchased a high quality USB C to USB female cable adapter. It is not the same as the one shown in the image above since I could not find it on amazon, but it is very similar; it is also rather expensive so I'm assuming its quality is good.
Anyway, I've plugged it into my Chuwi Vi8 Plus, and it worked straight away without any fuss. It is powering all of my devices, USB mouse, USB keyboard, pendrive, external hard drive etc.. I even connected a generic USB hub and connected the charger to it. I can now use all my USB devices and even charge my tablet while doing it if I need to.
It turns out my problem was due to using a lower quality USB adapter, and I'm glad to report that there is absolutely nothing wrong with my Chuwi tablet. I truly think the Chuwi Vi8 Plus is a great product for its price!
My only two complaints are the lack of reply from Chuwi's support staff (I contacted them via the website contact page), and the lack of 64-bit WIFI drivers support for my version of the Vi8 Plus (model xx1607). But then again we have an awesome Chuwi forum with lots of people willing and able to help, and maybe some smart engineer might even find a way to create a compatible driver for the wireless adapter which will make it possible for older Vi8 Plus models to install a fully working version of Windows 10 64-bit.