Category Archives: News

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3D Printed Bracket for Desktop Powerstrip

Last week a hotel chain reached out to us about our PS2-USB4 power strip. They really liked using it in their rooms, but wanted to discourage guests from bringing it home as a Plugable souvenir. This was a particularly interesting design problem for several reasons: The primary task was to design a mounting mechanism to […]

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3D Print Project for Plugable Mounts and Brackets

Here at Plugable, customers frequently contact us asking for brackets, mounts, and other accessories to better adapt Plugable devices to their workflow and environment. We would love to accommodate them, but the needs are too diverse and the demand too small to justify mass production. However, the introduction of cheap but powerful 3D printing devices […]

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Video Cables Untangled

Many Plugable products, like our USB docking stations and USB video adapters, allow you to connect additional displays to your system. However, deciding which cable types to use for those displays can be confusing. I will try to clarify the situation in this post. The image below shows the back of our UD-3900 USB docking […]

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The New and Improved Plugable USB2-MICRO-250X Digital Microscope

We have received overwhelming positive feedback from schools, hobbyists and awesome parents making science a lot more interesting to their children with the USB2-MICRO-200X. So you might ask, why improve on something that is already a favorite with the customers? The answer is simple: Because we knew it could be better! The USB2-MICRO-250X boasts improvements […]

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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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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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