Category Archives: Product

Developing Custom Applications with our Plugable PS-BTAPS1 Bluetooth Switch

Our new Plugable PS-BTAPS1 is perfect for many different home automation projects. We understand that our Android and iOS apps may not fit the bill for every project, and we wanted to provide a way for hobbyists and programmers to develop custom applications that are able to interact with the device. We have for you […]

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Automate Any Appliance with the New Plugable PS-BTAPS1 Bluetooth Controlled Switch

Did you grow up watching the Jetsons every morning? I did. As an adult, I’m still waiting for someone to invent a bed that involuntarily kicks me out, showers me, dresses me, and sticks a warm cup of brew in my hand. I probably shouldn’t hold my breath… While my childhood-inspired wishes may be impossible, home automation is […]

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Elegant combination of AC power and USB charging

With portable devices being the center of technological lives, we’re always needing a place charge them. The fight for AC outlets and USB charging ports can be a matter of life and death for your phone, tablet, laptop, etc. Having a universal multi-port USB smart charger like our USB-C5T in the home is great to […]

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Plugable Dual AC Outlet Desktop Power Strip with Built-in 4-Port 36W USB Smart Charger

Convenient Desktop Power Access. Put the power you need in easy reach. Leave your separate phone and tablet chargers where they are and make use of the four USB smart-charge ports that charge most devices as fast as their wall chargers (or faster in the case of the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus). The PS2-USB4 […]

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Having issues with your Surface and blank DisplayLink screens? We can help!

Since mid-November, a small percentage of Surface Pro 1/2/3 users have reported issues with blank screens on their DisplayLink displays after rebooting from the installation of Windows Updates. In the cases that we’ve seen, things appear to be functional at the software level – Windows still shows the USB-attached displays as present and active, but […]

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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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Plugable Launches the Pro8 Docking Station (UD-PRO8) for Tablets like the Dell Venue 8 Pro

Update: November 25th, 2014 – We’ve confirmed the HP Stream 7 is compatible with the Pro8 and we have had reports from customers that the Toshiba Encore Mini along with the ASUS VivoTab 8 may be compatible as well. For a list of compatible tablets click here. One year ago we demonstrated our UD-3900 USB […]

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How to switch to USB Audio on Raspberry Pi

After publishing our updated Raspberry Pi hardware list, some elaboration is needed on how to use the USB-AUDIO adapter as your default playback device. This little how-to, should enable you to use the USB-AUDIO as default playback device. To get started, plug your USB-AUDIO into the Pi and run the following command: aplay -l Within […]

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USB Stock Chargers, Dedicated Multi-Port Chargers, or Charge & Sync Hubs. What’s Best for Me?

In today’s world of mass portable devices with USB connectivity, charging should be as simple as plug and play. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Take me for example. On my desk I’ve got a Google Nexus 5, Dell Venue 8 Pro, Apple iPhone 4, and several generations of iPad. Each one came with a completely […]

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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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