Category Archives: News

Plugable’s USB keyboard and mouse don’t skimp on cable length

We’re excited to be launching our new USB keyboard and mouse with a focus on keeping things simple, functional, and affordable (at $19 you can’t beat it for a keyboard+mouse bundle like this). Just plug in the USB cords and your keyboard and mouse are ready to use with any Windows, Mac, Linux or other […]

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Plugable’s UD-160 Universal Docking Station Arrives in Europe!

In response to the huge demand from our customers across Europe, we are launching the UK-EU versions of the Plugable UD-160-A Laptop Docking Station and the Plugable UD-160-M Multiseat Thin Client. They’re the same as the popular US versions but come with power adapters localized for UK and EU mains. For details see: Plugable Universal […]

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Plugable’s USB 3.0 Docking Station: Setup and Use

See below for a great 3rd party video (created by @wwjoshdew) on setup and use of our new Plugable UD-3000 USB 3.0 docking station. We’re super excited about this product – it shows off what USB 3.0 can do, in a single integrated package. It’s a great way to get an extra display, gigabit network […]

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Troubleshooting the Plugable USB3-SATA-U3 Hard Drive Docking Station

The Plugable USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Docking Station is a convenient way to connect SATA hard drives to any computer with a USB port. It’s compatible with both USB 2.0 and 3.0 and either 2.5″ or 3.5″ drives. Becuase the drivers are included in all major operating systems it’s as simple as plug and […]

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Dconf configuration: GNOME 3 Fallback Mode

The Linux GNOME 3 UI assumes you have a beefy 3D GPU and capable driver, which can cause problems when that isn’t the case. Individual GNOME 3 users can fix this by setting their desktop experience to GNOME 3 “fallback mode” which can avoid the 3D compute burden. Fallback mode is an essential setting for […]

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New Distros and Linux Automatic USB Multiseat Support

OpenSUSE and ArchLinux appear to be making good progress on integrating the latest version of systemd, which is a central element of Linux’s new Automatic USB multiseat support — letting you turn one machine into many with plug and play USB terminals. Since this is all open source, we expect the porting process will happen […]

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Putting America’s Makers Out of Business

The US Congress is now considering legislation requiring sales tax collection for most online sales. Requiring sales tax for online purchases isn’t a bad thing. Unfortunately, the current legislation has the potential to kill small, online businesses — innovative companies like Sparkfun, Makerbot, Adafruit, and many more. These kinds of companies are America’s best hope […]

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Maximizing USB 3.0: Plugable’s New PC Dock

USB 3.0 is growing fast, especially with the latest support from Intel (USB 3.0 built into all new chipsets), Microsoft (USB 3.0 stack built in to Windows 8), etc. So we’re excited to be launching our new Plugable UD-3000 dock to upgrade your Windows PC with an extra USB 3.0 attached display (multiple monitors!), gigabit […]

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UPDATED: Plugable Products on Mac OS X 10.8 (aka Mountain Lion)

Listed below are our latest updates about how to make your Plugable products work on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion with all the caveats shared by customers. If you read this post before and notice changes, it’s because we’ve revised our advice based on differences between our test results and what many customers were […]

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Plugable’s New USB 3.0 to VGA Adapter

We’re pleased to announce the latest expansion of our USB 3.0 product line with the USB3-VGA: Plugable’s USB 3.0 to VGA graphics adapter for Windows PCs. Most monitors, TVs, and projectors still have the familiar 15-pin VGA input port for attaching a computer. Don’t let VGA’s age fool you. Images on your display will look […]

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