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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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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 Launches USB Type-C to VGA Adapter

One of the exciting new features of the USB 3.1 Type-C standard is the ability to provide an additional native video output connection through the USB Type-C port when the appropriate adapter is attached. This new functionality is enabled by USB 3.1’s ability to carry “Alternate Mode” (Alt Mode) signals through dedicated lanes, beyond just […]

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Plugable Delivers USB-C Power Delivery Debug Device Based on Google “Twinkie” platform

The new USB-C connector and USB-PD specification enable charging at up to 100W. However, the protocol for negotiation between host and charger can be complex. As Google was building the Chromebook Pixel (the first USB-C device to hit the market), it created a tool to allow the engineers to see what was happening at the […]

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Plugable USB 3.1 Type-C to VGA Adapter

Product Description The Plugable USBC-VGA adapter enables a full HD-capable VGA output from systems which support “DisplayPort Alternate Mode” (Alt Mode) via USB-C such as the Apple 12″ Retina MacBook 2015, the Chromebook Pixel 2015, and upcoming systems based on the Intel Skylake/Alpine Ridge platform. Alt Mode adapters allow you to add an additional display […]

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Plugable USB 3.1 Type-C Power Delivery Sniffer

The Plugable USB 3.1 Type-C Power Delivery Sniffer (USBC-TKEY for short) enables the monitoring of USB power delivery traffic between two USB Type-C devices Our device is designed to enable those working with the new USB-C PD standard to have a window into what communications are occurring between devices. When connected between a Type-C host […]

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Robust and Adjustable Stand for Plugable’s 250x USB Microscope

The Plugable USB microscope is an incredibly versatile and fun product to use. When I plugged it in, I was immediately struck by how even the most mundane objects became totally fascinating. This week I designed a rigid stand for the microscope to allow stable picture-taking and durability. Here is the design. While the gooseneck […]

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Customizable Desktop Battlestation

This week, I revisited my old friends the UD-3900 and UD-3000 docking stations. Previously, I designed a VESA mount system to hold the docking station in place behind a monitor. This time around, I wanted to create something that would make our docking stations a focal point of the desk—foregoing overt minimalism in favor of […]

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