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Plugable Launches New 10-Port USB Hub Family

Plugable has had the top-selling 10-port USB 2.0 hub on Amazon for over 3 years — much of that time in the “top 100″ of all electronics. And over that period, we made many large and small improvements responding to customer feedback. That’s made the Plugable USB2-HUB10S a proven, rock-solid solution for giving your USB-capable […]

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Attaching 14 Monitors on Windows 8.1 with USB

As computers continue to advance in computing power the need to display more information is greater than ever. Our USB display adapters are based on DisplayLink technology and the driver limit until now has been 6 USB attached monitors. Now, with the DisplayLink 7.5 M1 driver (and higher) and our Plugable USB graphics adapters and […]

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DisplayLink USB 2.0 Graphics Adapters on Linux – 2014 Edition

A little over a year ago I wrote a blog post discussing the state of USB Graphics on Linux systems, specifically, Fedora 18. What follows is an update on the situation, looking at both Fedora 20 and Ubuntu 13.10, and examining how far we have come, and how far we still have to go. The […]

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Using the USB2-E100 on Windows RT

Officially, we don’t support our USB 2.0 10/100 Network Adapter on Windows RT. This is because Windows RT won’t recognize it automatically — Windows RT 8.1 lacks the plug and play IDs, and doesn’t provide a way to install INFs or 3rd party drivers to provide them after the fact. The full Intel/AMD version of […]

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Zoom Behavior on the USB2-Micro200X USB Microscope

Our Plugable Micro 200X USB Microscope is a wonderful tool for individuals interested in the finer points of the world around them, or teachers trying to get students engaged in the classroom. But how do the optics actually work?  This article will address how the Varifocal Lens works in relation to our microscope. First off, […]

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Plugable Launches New Aluminum SuperSpeed Hub

USB gets used for everything. Today’s tablets and ultrabooks just don’t have enough ports. You don’t want to be stressing the few ports you have with constant plugs & unplugs every time you want to use a different device. And these same USB ports are needed for charging all your mobile devices — but charging […]

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Installing DevCon on Windows 8.1

DevCon is a Windows command line tool useful in Windows device testing and debugging that is not included in the general availability release of Windows 8.1. Additional details on DevCon’s use are here. Here are steps to install it, along with useful prerequisites. 1. Install Windows 8.1 WDK. 2. Install Visual Studio Express 2013 for […]

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Need to Knows about the Dell Venue 8 Pro with Plugable Products

UPDATE 11/26/2014: This article may contain out of date (but still useful) information. – Those of you who have been interested in using the Dell Venue 8 Pro with our products may be aware of the Kickstarter we launched in June and successfully funded in July. With the help of crowd funding we were able […]

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Using the Plugable USB-BT4LE Bluetooth Adapter with the Raspberry Pi

Using a Bluetooth adapter with your Raspberry Pi opens up a whole new world of possibilities. You can connect a Bluetooth keyboard a mouse, send music to Bluetooth headphones or music receiver, or delve into the exciting world of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) applications. The best part is that it is really easy. If you […]

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