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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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Bluetooth® Wireless Stereo Audio Receiver with USB Charging

With the new Bluetooth Audio Receiver, you don’t have to change your setup to wirelessly transmit music to your home stereo. The unit plugs into any standard wall outlet and contains one standard 3.5mm audio output that can be hooked into any auxiliary audio port, such as the one commonly found on the back of […]

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Bluetooth Audio in OpenELEC on the Raspberry Pi

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 stance is softening and OpenELEC’s current beta version supports Bluetooth audio. It works great on the Pi2 with Plugable’s […]

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Understanding Bluetooth® Wireless Audio

Before the start of the millennium, the cellular mobile phone was relatively new. Laptops were large and heavy, the PDA (Personal Digital Assistant for the uninitiated) was just about to arrive on the scene, and the Apple Newton was about the closest thing there was to a smartphone. Bluetooth wireless technology was conceived in this […]

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Plugable DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Passive Adapters

Features Our DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort passive display adapters enable you to connect HDMI, DVI and VGA monitors, TVs, and projectors to your laptop, desktop, or tablet PC with a Dual-Mode (DP++) capable DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt output. Passive adapters (also known as “level-shifters” or “Type 1” adapters) rely on the DisplayPort of the host […]

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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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Windows 7 Won’t Update? Here’s What to Do

Like Windows XP before it, Windows 7 has proven to be a reliable and steadfast platform with many users reluctant to upgrade to newer versions. Even over a year after the end of mainstream support for Windows 7 by Microsoft, web traffic statistics site StatCounter reports that over 40% of users are still using Windows 7, […]

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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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Plugable USB-C Docking Station with Power Delivery / Charging

Product Description Learn more The Plugable UD-CA1 dramatically increases the functionality, usability, and flexibility of supported USB-C systems like the 12″ Retina MacBook. Power up your productivity with the ability to add an external HDMI display while simultaneously providing up to 60W of power to charge your system and expanding your connectivity with Ethernet, audio […]

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