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Customizable Desktop Battlestation

This week, I revisited my old friends the UD-3900 and UD-3000 docking stations. Previously, I designed a VESA mount system to hold the docking station in place behind a monitor. This time around, I wanted to create something that would make our docking stations a focal point of the desk—foregoing overt minimalism in favor of […]

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Windows 10 Work-Around for UD-PRO8 Docking Station Audio Issue

After updating to newly-released Windows 10, several customers have contacted us saying the audio in their Pro8 docking stations stopped working. Testing has shown that this happens only in 32-bit versions of Windows 10, not 64-bit. However, the majority of the tablets compatible with the UD-PRO8 are using 32-bit Windows and will experience this issue […]

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Adventures in Stackability and Modularity

We’ve had several customer requests for mounts that can stack several of our HUB7BC and HUB7-81X hubs. Both of these devices offer seven USB 3.0 ports, but with larger workstation setups, seven ports is sometimes not enough. While multiple hubs can work together electronically, a frustrating reality is that their cases do not stack neatly. […]

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Installing Plugable USB-Ethernet Drivers in Windows 10

In testing Plugable’s USB-Ethernet adapters with Windows 10, we were happy to discover they all work successfully when their drivers are properly installed. However, an installation problem could cause issues with the USB2-E1000. Drivers are already built into Windows 10 for the ASIX AX88772 chip in our USB2-E100 and USB2-OTGE100 and the ASIX AX88179 chip […]

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Potential Windows 10 Wake-from-Sleep Issue with USB 3.0 Hubs

Testing here at Plugable on the final release version of Windows 10 has identified some situations where a USB device, such as a keyboard or mouse, attached through a USB 3.0 hub does not wake the host computer from sleep mode. The bug seems somewhat random, with not all systems affected. In some cases, two […]

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Windows 10 and Plugable Docking Stations / USB Graphics Adapters

Summary: Windows 10 requires the latest v7.9 DisplayLink drivers to be re-installed *after* OS upgrade is complete. As we near the July 29th release of Windows 10, we’re getting frequent questions from customers who are excited about this new operating system and inquiring as to how things will behave when using their Plugable USB graphics […]

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Windows 10 and how it affects users of Plugable Products

UPDATE – The first in our series of Win 10 specific posts in regard to our USB docking stations and USB video adapters is here –> http://plugable.com/2015/07/27/windows-10-and-plugable-docking-stations-usb-graphics-adapters The latest version of Windows, Windows 10, will be released by Microsoft on July 29th and will be offered as a free upgrade to all current users of […]

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New USB-C Adapters from Plugable Increase Options for MacBook 2015 Users

With the 2015 MacBook, Apple designers went all-in on the new USB-C standard, adding only a single USB-C port. But the current scarcity of purpose-built USB-C peripherals has users scrambling for adapter cables to connect existing USB 2.0 and 3.0 devices to their new computers. Today Plugable gives everyone with a USB-C system two new […]

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3D Printed Bracket for Desktop Powerstrip

Last week a hotel chain reached out to us about our PS2-USB4 power strip. They really liked using it in their rooms, but wanted to discourage guests from bringing it home as a Plugable souvenir. This was a particularly interesting design problem for several reasons: The primary task was to design a mounting mechanism to […]

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