Category Archives: News

Can’t Live Without My Plugable Headset

The other night I was frantically searching for something I thought I would never need: my Plugable Bluetooth headset. Headsets are a class of objects I’d always disdained. We’ve all seen people walking around, seemingly talking to themselves, until we saw that thing sticking out from their ear like some cyborg from Star Trek. The […]

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Plugable Docking stations and USB Video adapters

Summary: Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes native support for DisplayLink technology and will automatically install the proper DisplayLink drivers for most users. If this process does not proceed as expected, drivers can be manually installed. Update 8/18/2016 – On a system with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and a DisplayLink device, the ‘Duplicate’ or clone […]

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Add Bluetooth® Capability to your Existing Home Stereo System

Small, simple adapter from Plugable retrofits existing speakers to support Bluetooth audio. High-fidelity audio has been a worldwide obsession for many years, which means most homes have at least one decent stereo system. As technology has evolved, audio quality hasn’t really improved (some would argue it’s worse than it used to be), but convenience has […]

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Bluetooth Audio in OpenELEC on the Raspberry Pi

EDITORS NOTE: The Beta version mentioned in this blog post is now OpenELEC stable version 7.0, available here: http://openelec.tv/get-openelec/category/57-raspberry-pi2-builds OpenELEC is popular software that can turn your Raspberry Pi into dedicated media center. However, we often hear from disappointed customers who discover that OpenELEC’s developers intentionally rejected Bluetooth audio support. But it looks like this […]

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Add a DVI Port to Your USB-C or Thunderbolt™ 3 System

Today Plugable is launching our USB-C to DVI “Alt Mode” adapter, the most recent addition in our family of USB-C graphics adapter and peripherals. The new USBC-DVI adapter adds a DVI output port on compatible systems with USB Type C “DisplayPort Alternate Mode” or Thunderbolt™ 3 technology to connect to displays with a DVI input. […]

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New Energy-Efficient Bluetooth® Travel Mouse

Mobile productivity can be hampered when relying on touch-based input such as touchscreens or trackpads. Many can get by using these input methods, but they’re less than ergonomic and never quite as efficient as using a standard mouse. Our new Bluetooth Travel Mouse increases productivity by adding a full-featured wireless mouse to your travel kit […]

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Investigating USB-C Problems on Some Dell XPS and Precision Laptops

Summary: Based on information gathered while helping Plugable customers along with feedback from Dell owners on public forums, it appears some percentage of Dell USB-C systems are exhibiting unstable USB data I/O over their USB-C port. Update 7/14/2016 – We have had several confirmed cases where lowering the Power Output of the internal Wi-Fi adapter […]

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DisplayPort Output to Any TV, Monitor, or Projector

We are pleased to introduce several additions to Plugable’s complete line of DisplayPort adapters today. As more systems and graphics cards hit the market with DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, and Thunderbolt ports, a frequent question and challenge is how to connect DisplayPort outputs to existing HDMI, DVI or VGA capable monitors, TVs or projectors. Our new […]

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Launching in Europe: USB-C Docking Station with Power Delivery and Extra Display Support

Plugable’s new USB-C Docking Station has already generated excited reviews from USB-C laptop users in the USA who had been previously hunting for a great USB-C Docking Station solution. It’s now finally shipping with both UK and EU power plugs in the box. This version with UK and EU power adapters is available from Amazon […]

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New Plugable Bluetooth Headset Supports Both Calling and Virtual Assistant Features

Launching today for just $19.95 (USA), the Plugable Bluetooth Headset supports all standard Bluetooth headset calling features plus one-button access to Siri, Google Now, and other Voice Assistants. Support for voice control of devices is ubiquitous these days. It came to popularity with Siri when the iPhone 4S was unveiled along with iOS 5. Now […]

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