Author Archives: Joshua Henry

Plugable Introduces Universal 60W USB Type-C Power Delivery 2.0 Charger

Finally, a standard laptop power adapter. With the introduction of USB 3.1 Type-C (“USB-C”) a few years ago there were high expectations for this exciting new standard. The flexibility to carry power, data, and video over a single cable was certainly an exciting prospect. Unfortunately many first-generation USB-C products resulted in frustrating compatibility issues, with […]

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New USB-C Charging Meter from Plugable

USB-C charging demystified. One of USB-C’s great potential features is the ability to charge in either direction, with much higher power levels than was previously possible with USB (up to 100 Watts). But USB-C is still maturing, and there are many combinations of chargers and devices which either don’t charge, or charge at a lower […]

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Plugable’s Award Winning USB-C Triple Display Docking Station is Now Available in Europe

The wait for our European customers is finally over! The Plugable USB-C Triple Display Docking Station – first revealed as a Kickstarter last year and winner of a Laptop Magazine’s Editors’ Choice Award – is now available for purchase through Amazon’s European distribution network. For compatible USB-C laptops supporting USB-C’s new optional Power Delivery and […]

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Plugable’s New Mechanical Keyboards for Typing Enthusiasts and Gamers

At Plugable many of our engineers, myself included, are keyboard enthusiasts. What does that mean exactly? I’ll touch on that below… but first I’d like to introduce our two new mechanical keyboards, the Plugable USB-MECH87BW compact “tenkeyless” (no number pad) and USB-MECH104BW full size mechanical keyboards. Traditionally a high quality mechanical keyboard retails at $100 or […]

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Plugable’s Simple, Essential Expansion Solution for USB-C Macbooks, Chromebooks, and More

Any system with just a single USB-C port needs a good expansion solution. Plugable’s new USB-C hub with pass-through charging is among the first to support the just-released Apple Macbook (2016) along with other USB-C systems like the Macbook (2015), Chromebook Pixel 2, and more. When Apple introduced the MacBook Retina in 2015, they pushed […]

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Plugable Launches USB-IF Certified USB-C to USB-C Cable

There has been a lot of press lately about the potential dangers of using uncertified USB-C cables. Amazon, who rarely gets involved with policing technology issues, has even made moves to stop sales of non-compliant cables. But unfortunately there have been few fully USB-IF certified cables to choose from. As a leader in higher-end USB […]

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

Update 11/4/2015 – At this time there is still no resolution for this issue and there has been some confusion about what audio is affected. The only audio that does not function after upgrading to Windows 10 is the audio output jack on the front of the Pro8 dock. The attached tablet’s built in speakers […]

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