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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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Control Your Christmas Lights with a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero and Plugable Bluetooth Switches

The Holidays are upon us, and with it come the sights and sounds of the special season—sleigh bells, Santa Claus, chestnuts roasting by the fire, and colorful displays of Christmas lights! Here at Plugable we can’t do much about the bells and the chestnuts, but we definitely have some ideas about the lights. We’ve put […]

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Plugable Donations Help Others Do Good

Plugable USB and Bluetooth devices make life better for computer users. But sadly, not every Plugable device finds a home right away. Sometimes perfectly good products come back to us. Maybe it wasn’t the right device for the customer’s scenario. It might have been a warranty return, but the problem wasn’t actually the hardware. Over […]

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Important DisplayLink Windows 10 Update: New 7.9 M3 drivers

Today DisplayLink released their new Windows Drivers, Version 7.9 M3 (7.9.630.0). We’re excited to have this new driver set out, as it fixes various Windows 10 issues. All of Plugable’s USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 docking stations and graphics adapters will work with this new driver. The latest version of the DisplayLink driver can be […]

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Chrome OS Now Supports Certain USB Docking Stations

USB docking stations have become extremely popular on Windows. With a single USB cable back to your PC, they provide an all-in-one solution for an extra display, wired network, audio, and several powered USB ports. Basically everything you’d typically want to turn your laptop or tablet into a powerful desktop replacement. Six months ago we […]

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Plugable Launches USB Type-C to VGA Adapter

One of the exciting new features of the USB 3.1 Type-C standard is the ability to provide an additional native video output connection through the USB Type-C port when the appropriate adapter is attached. This new functionality is enabled by USB 3.1’s ability to carry “Alternate Mode” (Alt Mode) signals through dedicated lanes, beyond just […]

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Plugable Delivers USB-C Power Delivery Debug Device Based on Google “Twinkie” platform

The new USB-C connector and USB-PD specification enable charging at up to 100W. However, the protocol for negotiation between host and charger can be complex. As Google was building the Chromebook Pixel (the first USB-C device to hit the market), it created a tool to allow the engineers to see what was happening at the […]

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Robust and Adjustable Stand for Plugable’s 250x USB Microscope

The Plugable USB microscope is an incredibly versatile and fun product to use. When I plugged it in, I was immediately struck by how even the most mundane objects became totally fascinating. This week I designed a rigid stand for the microscope to allow stable picture-taking and durability. Here is the design. While the gooseneck […]

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