Author Archives: Bernie Thompson

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Connecting your existing USB devices to a new USB-C laptop or tablet

Plugable USBC-AF3 Adapter shown connecting a Plugable USB3-HUB3ME hub + Ethernet adapter to a MacBook. One of the wonderful things about USB has been backwards compatibility. You can take a USB 1.1 device like a mouse from 15 years ago, plug into any computer today, and it will work. The new USB Type C connector […]

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Kickstarter for Plugable Ultimate USB-C Dock Passes 5K in 24 hours

The Plugable Ultimate USB-C Dock has over $5K in backing in 24 hours on Kickstarter. USB-C will be the biggest story in how we connect things to computers over the coming years. It supports simultaneous charging and device connectivity in ways that previous USB connectors could not. But a laptop, tablet, or phone with just […]

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A Bluetooth Keyboard that’s More Portable and Durable

Plugable’s Bluetooth Folding Keyboard just launched. It aspires to be the perfect portable keyboard for your phone. The best possible Bluetooth keyboard would be one that’s compatible – a standard Bluetooth keyboard that also supports the special keys and codes of Windows, iOS, and Android systems. It would be portable so you could fold it […]

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Massive New 97-Port USB Type-C Hub Shows Plugable’s Engineering Prowess

USB’s new Type C connector is amazing. It’s reversible (like the Apple Lightning cable), it replaces both the iconic USB Type A connector and Type B, it’s forward and backward compatible with USB 3.1 down to USB 1.1, capable of 10 Gbps (more in the future), and can deliver up to 100W in either direction […]

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Hands-On With USB-C on the Chromebook Pixel 2

This has been an exciting week with the launch of Apple’s new Macbook with a single USB-C port (technically USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C). Then just a day later Google announces their Google Chromebook Pixel 2 2015 — shipping immediately with several useful USB-C accessories. So we had to get our hands on one and show […]

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Plugable Car Cup USB charger Giveaway (Uber drivers only)

#giveaway for #uber drivers. RT + follow for chance to win one of 10 Plugable car USB chargers Rules: No purchase necessary Drivers in the 50 US states only on this giveaway (sorry! We’ll get to drivers in other geographies in future giveaways!) Winners selected from followers who retweet, who have some history in their […]

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Upgrade the USB Charging Capabilities of Your Car

Your car may have enough cup holders but USB charging ports are often scarce. With our new Plugable USB-C3C, we’ve packed 3 USB smart charging ports into a beautiful cup-sized charger that sits in any cup holder and gets power from your existing 12V accessory socket / cigarette lighter. With so many devices in your […]

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20 Years of Linux

Originally Published in Linux Journal Issue #239, March 2014 20 Years ago, 15 years before founding Plugable Technologies, Bernie Thompson wrote an article for the first issue of Linux Journal. Over the next twenty years, LJ published 4 more articles including this 20-year retrospective in March 2014. Thanks to Linux Journal’s generous terms allowing authors […]

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Throwback: Market Making for the Bazaar

Originally Published in Linux Journal Issue #64, August 1999 20 Years ago, 15 years before founding Plugable Technologies, Bernie Thompson wrote an article for the first issue of Linux Journal. Over the next twenty years, LJ published 4 more articles including a 20-year retrospective in 2014. Thanks to Linux Journal’s generous terms allowing authors to […]

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Throwback: Making Money in the Bazaar

Originally Published in Linux Journal Issue #62, June 1999 20 Years ago, 15 years before founding Plugable Technologies, Bernie Thompson wrote an article for the first issue of Linux Journal. Over the next twenty years, LJ published 4 more articles including a 20-year retrospective in 2014. Thanks to Linux Journal’s generous terms allowing authors to […]

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