Author Archives: David Roberts

Successfully Pairing and Connecting Your Bluetooth Audio Device in Windows

Connecting Bluetooth devices can be a pain! While resolving thousands of Bluetooth issues here at Plugable, we’ve learned that the problem is often something going wrong in the pairing process. As we’ve helped customers with these issues, we’ve developed a step-by-step procedure that should work in any situation where a device isn’t pairing properly. We’ve […]

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Plugable’s New USB Studio Microphone: Professional Sound Quality, Great Value

Ready to step up from your smart phone or webcam microphone to fantastic sound? Plugable’s new USB cardioid condenser microphone is the perfect choice for podcasts, home studios, voice-overs, and many other applications. Offering professional capabilities in a very reasonably-priced package, its high quality A/D converter C-Media chipset captures crisp, high-fidelity audio from 20 Hz […]

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Can’t Live Without My Plugable Headset

The other night I was frantically searching for something I thought I would never need: my Plugable Bluetooth headset. Headsets are a class of objects I’d always disdained. We’ve all seen people walking around, seemingly talking to themselves, until we saw that thing sticking out from their ear like some cyborg from Star Trek. The […]

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Bluetooth Audio in OpenELEC on the Raspberry Pi

EDITORS NOTE: The Beta version mentioned in this blog post is now OpenELEC stable version 7.0, available here: http://openelec.tv/get-openelec/category/57-raspberry-pi2-builds OpenELEC is popular software that can turn your Raspberry Pi into dedicated media center. However, we often hear from disappointed customers who discover that OpenELEC’s developers intentionally rejected Bluetooth audio support. But it looks like this […]

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The Pi and Bluetooth Find True Love in the Newest Raspian Update

Change is a constant in the Raspberry Pi world, and nothing seems to change as often as Raspbian’s Bluetooth support. Each new version has required different tweaks and software and discovering them has been a bit of an adventure. But the fun may now be over. Raspbian’s developers have taken the time to really nail […]

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Listen to Bluetooth Audio on Your Raspberry Pi 3, Pi Zero, or Earlier Pi

Editors Note: The instructions in this post are valid for Raspbian Jessie versions up to March 18, 2016. Bluetooth audio now works out of the box with the May 10, 2016 and later versions. See our post about it here. The Raspberry Pi is a handy little computer for so many uses, but Raspbian doesn’t […]

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New Plugable Transfer Cable Performs up to Three Times Faster with USB 3.0

The Plugable USB 2.0 Windows transfer cable, our top-selling product for helping users migrate data between Windows PCs over USB, is now available in a new edition that combines the convenience and reliability of the current cable with much faster USB 3.0 speeds. In tests here at Plugable, this new cable transferred data three times […]

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Getting the Best Speed from Your Network Adapter

The fiber optic installer has left the house and you are ready to experience the blazing gigabit speeds you are now paying for. So you fire up your computer, connect to the internet, and… it’s as slow as ever! What went wrong? It could be a lot of things. The connection between your computer and […]

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