Category Archives: ChromeOS

Chromebook Compatibility with Plugable USB Docking Stations and Video Adapters, 2017

Synopsis Plugable USB video adapters and USB docking stations can work well with many Chromebooks. In this post we go over the evolution of this support and provide important details broken out in the following categories: Introduction Types of DisplayLink chips in our USB docking stations and video adapters Compatible USB 2.0 devices Performance Considerations […]

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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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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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Plugable USB-C Docking Station with Power Delivery / Charging

Product Description Learn more Please see updated compatibility details regarding the Late 2016 MacBook Pro systems below. Winner of PCMag.com Editors’ Choice, the Plugable UD-CA1 dramatically increases the functionality, usability, and flexibility of supported USB-C systems like the 2015 & 2016 12″ Retina MacBooks and Dell XPS 13 & XPS 15 systems. Power up your […]

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Plugable USB-C 3-Port Hub with Pass-Through Charging

Features Simultaneous charging and data for supported USB-C systems (see below “Compatibility”) Single USB-C input for USB-C Power Delivery charger, uses VIA VL100 for USB PD negotiation Three USB-A 3.0 ports for connecting USB accessories Slim aluminum design perfect for travel Built-in 6 inch USB-C cable with aluminum shell Features single VIA VL813 USB 3.0 […]

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Plugable USB 3.1 Type-C to DisplayPort Adapter Cable

Product Description The Plugable USBC-DP adapter cable enables DisplayPort displays to be connected to a computer via a USB-C port which supports “DisplayPort Alternate Mode” (Alt Mode) such as the Apple 12″ Retina MacBook 2015/2016, the Chromebook Pixel 2015, Dell XPS 2016, Lenovo P50 & P70, and many upcoming systems based on the Intel Skylake/Alpine […]

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Plugable USB-C Triple Display Docking Station with DisplayLink USB Graphics, Alt Mode Video Output, and PD Charging

Note: Not currently recommend for MacBooks. (This includes 2016 MacBook Pro systems and Retina 12″ MacBooks with Sierra.) For information regarding DisplayLink and Sierra compatibility issues read our blog post here. Additionally we are investigating reports of unstable video behavior when using the video outputs and Power Delivery/charging from the dock to the 2016 MacBook […]

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Learn about Bluetooth® wireless technology

At Plugable we love connecting things. Our USB products do that with reliable wired connections and we want to provide you with products that do the same for your Bluetooth wireless devices. We want to help connect your smartphone, computer and all of the Internet of Things (IoT) goodies coming to the marketplace. Bluetooth is […]

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Chrome OS Now Supports Certain USB Docking Stations

USB docking stations have become extremely popular on Windows. With a single USB cable back to your PC, they provide an all-in-one solution for an extra display, wired network, audio, and several powered USB ports. Basically everything you’d typically want to turn your laptop or tablet into a powerful desktop replacement. Six months ago we […]

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Plugable USB Type-C Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Common Uses Upgrading a USB Type-C Retina MacBook 12 (rMB) or Chromebook Pixel 2015 to wired gigabit speeds. Connecting to faster, more reliable wired networks to avoid reception issues with WiFi. Anyone with a USB 2.0 Ethernet adapter on a USB Type-C system interested in improving connection speeds. Sharing your internet connection to another device […]

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