Category Archives: News

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Using Easy Computer Sync to Transfer Data to a Second Drive on Your New Computer

Many recent computers combine a small, speedy solid-state drive (SSD) for system files with a larger, slower hard disk for data files. This can pose a problem when migrating from an older computer using the Plugable Windows Transfer cable because the data files and operating system files should go to two different drives. In some […]

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DisplayLink Launches Support for Android 5.0 and Higher Docking

For the first time, you can mirror the display of a supported Android device onto a monitor or TV through the device’s USB port, using a newly-released driver by display chip maker DisplayLink. The driver works for adapters or docking stations using DisplayLink’s chips that are attached to tablets and smartphones running Android version 5.0 […]

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Plugable’s Line of USB-C Products

With the announcement of the USB Type-C connector last year, everything changed. A reversible, universal, multi-mode, charging, up to 10Gb/s data cable? Yes please! This blows any other connection standard out of the water. You can imagine a utopian future where all computers have standardized on USB type-C ports. In recent months, we’re finally starting to […]

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Quick Fix for Problems Using Bluetooth and Blueman from the Raspberry Pi Raspbian Desktop

Bluetooth and Raspberry Pi are a natural combination, allowing your Pi to communicate wirelessly with devices like our Bluetooth home automation switch. However, recent versions of Raspian have had permission issues that won’t let ordinary users open Blueman, the desktop Bluetooth program, without being root. Fortunately, the solution is easy: just add the current user […]

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Restoring Lost Bluetooth Icon to Your Windows System Tray

The Bluetooth icon in the Windows system tray provides an easy way to connect and manage Bluetooth devices on your Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 computer, and many Bluetooth users rely on it. But an accidental click in the wrong place can cause you to lose that icon, leaving no obvious way to access Bluetooth […]

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USB Charging Past, Present, and Future – Type-C

Last October we wrote about choosing between a dedicated USB charger or a charge and sync USB hub. At the time USB charging could be quite frustrating for consumers as device and charger incompatibilities were rampant. Fortunately dedicated smart chargers, charge and sync compliant hubs, and charge and sync compliant devices are now far more […]

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Selecting the Right USB-Ethernet Adapter for your Computer and Network

You’re a consultant, and you stride into a new client’s office with your Macbook Air, only to discover they’ve disabled WiFi for security reasons. You pull out your Windows tablet in a hotel room, but the only internet available is coming through a wire on the desk. You’re a gamer and you’re tired of watching […]

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Try Pi WiFi: Using the Plugable USB WiFi Adapter with Your Raspberry Pi 2

Just about everyone who has rode the Raspberry Pi wave in the last two years is excited about the possibilities presented by the new Raspberry Pi 2. With six times the processing power, it has the potential to turn a fun computer for experiments and hacks into a respectable piece of hardware that could almost […]

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Plugable’s New USB 3.0 Graphics Adapter for 2K and 4K HDMI Displays

When Plugable was the first company in the world to launch a 4K-capable USB 3.0 DisplayPort graphics adapter last fall, we heard from users around the globe who were excited to be able to add Ultra-High-Definition displays to their systems via USB. As popular as our UGA-4KDP DisplayPort adapter has been, we’ve also heard from […]

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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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