Category Archives: News

Plugable's Thunderbolt 3 Dual Graphics Adapter

Plugable’s Thunderbolt 3 Dual Display Adapters Are Shipping

It’s now possible to connect two 4K monitors to a PC at full 60Hz via Intel’s exciting new Thunderbolt™ 3 technology. Certified Thunderbolt 3 Dual Display Adapters from Plugable with this capability are shipping today. Note that only specific Thunderbolt 3 PCs have dual display support, so you’ll need to check your PC model before […]

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The First Universal USB-C Docking Station with Alternate Mode and Power Delivery Support

Finally, a comprehensive docking solution for Macbook 2015 / 2016 users that works across platforms with the Chromebook Pixel 2 and compatible USB-C Windows systems. The Plugable UD-CA1 is the first universal docking station for Mac, Windows, and Chrome OS with Alternate Mode HDMI video output and 60 Watts of Power Delivery (PD) — available […]

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The Pi and Bluetooth Find True Love in the Newest Raspian Update

Change is a constant in the Raspberry Pi world, and nothing seems to change as often as Raspbian’s Bluetooth support. Each new version has required different tweaks and software and discovering them has been a bit of an adventure. But the fun may now be over. Raspbian’s developers have taken the time to really nail […]

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A Plugable Journey: 14 Days, Five Devices, One Camel, and Our PB-WA5K Power Bank/Charger

Electronic gear is essential for travel these days, but keeping that gear charged on the road can quickly turn into a hopeless mess of cables and chargers.  I recently got ready for a 14-day adventure to Barcelona and then on to Marrakech where severe luggage limitations (can you say Ryanair?) demanded reduction to an absolute minimum.  Plugable […]

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Plugable’s USB-C to HDMI 2.0 Adapter: No-Compromise 4K Performance

We are excited to announce the release of our newest USB Type-C Alternate Mode adapter, the Plugable USB Type-C to HDMI 2.0 adapter. USB-C Alternate Modes provide a direct pipeline to the system’s graphics processor on supported systems. Our adapter enables supported USB-C systems (including many Thunderbolt™ 3 ones which use have USB-C ports) to […]

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Plugable’s Simple, Essential Expansion Solution for USB-C Macbooks, Chromebooks, and More

Any system with just a single USB-C port needs a good expansion solution. Plugable’s new USB-C hub with pass-through charging is among the first to support the just-released Apple Macbook (2016) along with other USB-C systems like the Macbook (2015), Chromebook Pixel 2, and more. When Apple introduced the MacBook Retina in 2015, they pushed […]

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USB Type-C to DispalyPort Adapter

Plugable’s New USB Type-C to DisplayPort Adapter Cable Has Arrived

The USB 3.1 “Type-C” standard has introduced several new features not present in previous generations of USB. One of these capabilities that’s most interesting is the ability to negotiate “Alternate Modes” which — if both sides of the connection support the same mode and agree — can dedicate some of the physical wires in the […]

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Perfect your Pi!

Perfect your Pi with a Plethora of Plugable Products!

Readers of this blog probably need no introduction to the incredible Raspberry Pi. Introduced in 2013 to teach computer science in developing countries, it has sold over eight million units while blossoming as a simple, yet powerful platform for hobbyists, businesses, and students around the world. The Pi has been steadily improving, and the newest […]

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Plugable Launches USB-IF Certified USB-C to USB-C Cable

There has been a lot of press lately about the potential dangers of using uncertified USB-C cables. Amazon, who rarely gets involved with policing technology issues, has even made moves to stop sales of non-compliant cables. But unfortunately there have been few fully USB-IF certified cables to choose from. As a leader in higher-end USB […]

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