Author Archives: Aaron Knopf

UPDATED: Plugable Products on Mac OS X 10.8 (aka Mountain Lion)

Listed below are our latest updates about how to make your Plugable products work on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion with all the caveats shared by customers. If you read this post before and notice changes, it’s because we’ve revised our advice based on differences between our test results and what many customers were […]

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Plugable’s New USB 3.0 to VGA Adapter

We’re pleased to announce the latest expansion of our USB 3.0 product line with the USB3-VGA: Plugable’s USB 3.0 to VGA graphics adapter for Windows PCs. Most monitors, TVs, and projectors still have the familiar 15-pin VGA input port for attaching a computer. Don’t let VGA’s age fool you. Images on your display will look […]

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Charging the Samsung Galaxy S III

The hottest new mobile phone on the market is the Samsung Galaxy S III, and we’re eager to let everyone know that you can recharge it with the Plugable four-port hub and fast charger. In short, you can plug the four-port charger into an electrical outlet, attach a Samsung Galaxy S III’s to the charger […]

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New USB 3.0 Hub Combines Power and Speed

“It’s a hub.” –Brian Marshall The quotation above comes from a review of one of Plugable’s self-powered hubs. It implies that there’s not much that can be said about a hub. But at Plugable somehow we end up having a lot of long discussions about hubs and their features (it is a fun place to […]

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Plugable’s 7 Port USB Hub Gets Upgrades

We’re happy to announce the the Plugable USB2-HUB-AG7 seven-port hub with three-amp power supply is back in stock. One of Plugable’s goals is to continuously improve our products based on customer feedback. Manufacturing took a little extra time with this batch to implement some important changes. Tighter Fit The biggest change we made was to […]

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Switcheroo! Cool Uses of a USB Switch

The best thing about interacting with customers–beyond the joy that comes from helping people solve problems–is learning the ways they’re using our products, especially when they come up with purposes beyond any we ever envisioned. Here are two examples of novel uses of the Plugable USB2-SWITCH2 USB 2.0 switch for one-button swapping of a USB device […]

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UGA-165 Graphics Adapter Now $49.95

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been able to lower the everyday price of the Plugable UGA-165 USB 2.0 graphics adapter by $5 to $49.95. This price drop is made possible thanks to our loyal customers. Because of your growing demand for our products, we were able to manufacture a larger lot of UGA-165s (http://plugable.com/products/uga-165) […]

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Charging Your iPad or iPhone with a USB Hub

12/3/2012 Apple’s new devices with the 8/9 pin lightning connector is now BC 1.1 compatible! We now have a 4 port USB hub that charges these new devices with or without a PC. Older 30-pin connector devices are not compatible. See below for them. “The only reason I bought this was that my computer’s USB […]

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Unleash the Easy Transfer Cable

With the introduction of Windows 8.1, this information is out of date. For upgrading to a Windows 8.1 computer using the Bravura Easy Computer Sync software, see here. For using the Windows Easy Transfer software to upgrade to a Windows 7 or 8 computer, see here. The simplest way to move files from one PC […]

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Go the Distance: The USB2-5M Extension Cable

Sometimes the USB cable that comes with a device is just too short. Maybe you have a non-networkable printer or scanner that you need to set up across the room–or in a different room altogether–than the connected computer is located. Perhaps you’re mounting a USB device like a webcam or speakers high on the wall but […]

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