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Plugable USB-C Docking Station with Power Delivery / Charging

Product Description Learn more 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 Late 2016 MacBook Pro. Power up your productivity with the ability to add an external HDMI display while simultaneously providing up to 60W […]

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Plugable USB 3.0 to 2K HDMI Video Graphics Adapter with Audio for Multiple Monitors

Features Learn more Highest performance USB graphics solution available. Combines both video and audio over a single USB cable and HDMI cable Connect multiple monitors with resolutions as high as 2560×1440 to Windows-based laptops or desktops (one adapter required per monitor) Connects to Windows PCs via SuperSpeed USB 3.0. USB bus powered (no power adapter […]

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

Note: If considering an upgrade to macOS Sierra (10.12), please read our blog post here about why we suggest waiting to install if possible. Product Description Learn more USB 3.1 Type-C is set to revolutionize connectivity. We’ve designed our USB-C Triple Display Docking Station to showcase what this new standard is capable of with flexibility […]

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New Plugable Transfer Cable Performs up to Three Times Faster with USB 3.0

The Plugable USB 2.0 Windows transfer cable, our top-selling product for helping users migrate data between Windows PCs over USB, is now available in a new edition that combines the convenience and reliability of the current cable with much faster USB 3.0 speeds. In tests here at Plugable, this new cable transferred data three times […]

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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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Restoring Lost Bluetooth Icon to Your Windows System Tray

The Bluetooth icon in the Windows system tray provides an easy way to connect and manage Bluetooth devices on your Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 computer, and many Bluetooth users rely on it. But an accidental click in the wrong place can cause you to lose that icon, leaving no obvious way to access […]

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Windows 8.1 and the ASMedia USB 3.1 XHCI 1.1 Host Controller

Update 3/22/2015: A new stable version of the ASMedia USB 3.1 driver is now available. ASUS is not yet linking to this version from the motherboard support page so here is a direct download link: Version 1.16.24.0 from 2/12/2015.     When we heard ASUS had released the first commercially available USB 3.1 equipped motherboard […]

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Plugable USB 2.0 OTG Micro-B to 10/100 Ethernet Adapter

Learn more Description Plugable’s new USB 2.0 OTG Micro-B to 10/100 Network Adapter combines the compact external design and wide compatibility of our popular USB2-E100 adapter with a OTG Micro-B connector, making it the perfect choice for easy connection to tablets and smartphones that support the ASIX AX88772 chipset (see below for some compatible models). […]

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How to manually update your Windows Intel HD Graphics drivers

Fixing graphics driver issues sometimes requires a newer driver than is available from the system manufacturer or Windows Update. In these cases you might need the latest driver direct from the graphics chip maker (usually Intel, AMD, or Nvidia). This post details the necessary steps to manually update your Intel HD Graphics drivers using Intel […]

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New DisplayLink Windows Driver Version 7.7 Leaves XP Behind

DisplayLink has released their new Windows driver version 7.7 M0. For most users, we’re recommending they stay on DisplayLink’s mature 7.6 M2 driver series for the time being, but this release does improve performance especially for 4K Ultra HD (up to 3840×2160) USB multi-monitor graphics adapters like the Plugable UGA-4KDP. This release is also the […]

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