Category Archives: Scenario

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Plugable Introduces Full-Size Folding Bluetooth Keyboard

We’ve heard a lot of good things from customers about our Plugable Compact Folding keyboard since it launched a few months ago. But some buyers wanted more room to type and asked us if we could release a full-size keyboard with the same great features. We are happy to announce that the Plugable Full-Size Folding […]

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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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Getting the Best Speed from Your Network Adapter

The fiber optic installer has left the house and you are ready to experience the blazing gigabit speeds you are now paying for. So you fire up your computer, connect to the internet, and… it’s as slow as ever! What went wrong? It could be a lot of things. The connection between your computer and […]

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Control Your Christmas Lights with a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero and Plugable Bluetooth Switches

The Holidays are upon us, and with it come the sights and sounds of the special season—sleigh bells, Santa Claus, chestnuts roasting by the fire, and colorful displays of Christmas lights! Here at Plugable we can’t do much about the bells and the chestnuts, but we definitely have some ideas about the lights. We’ve put […]

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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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Installing Plugable USB-Ethernet Drivers in Windows 10

Update: A Windows 10 driver now exists for the USB2-E1000. However, it will not appear in the CD that comes with the adapter until the next lot of adapters is shipped. The updated driver can be downloaded from this link: Windows 10/8/8.1, 7, Vista, and XP drivers for USB2-E1000. If you are not able to […]

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Windows 10 and Plugable Docking Stations / USB Graphics Adapters

Summary: Windows 10 requires the latest v7.9M3 DisplayLink drivers to be re-installed *after* OS upgrade is complete. As we near the July 29th release of Windows 10, we’re getting frequent questions from customers who are excited about this new operating system and inquiring as to how things will behave when using their Plugable USB graphics […]

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Video Cables Untangled

Many Plugable products, like our USB docking stations and USB video adapters, allow you to connect additional displays to your system. However, deciding which cable types to use for those displays can be confusing. I will try to clarify the situation in this post. The image below shows the back of our UD-3900 USB docking […]

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DisplayLink Launches Support for Android 5.0 and Higher Docking

For the first time, you can mirror the display of a supported Android device onto a monitor or TV through the device’s USB port, using a newly-released driver by display chip maker DisplayLink. The driver works for adapters or docking stations using DisplayLink’s chips that are attached to tablets and smartphones running Android version 5.0 […]

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Quick Fix for Problems Using Bluetooth and Blueman from the Raspberry Pi Raspbian Desktop

Bluetooth and Raspberry Pi are a natural combination, allowing your Pi to communicate wirelessly with devices like our Bluetooth home automation switch. However, recent versions of Raspian have had permission issues that won’t let ordinary users open Blueman, the desktop Bluetooth program, without being root. Fortunately, the solution is easy: just add the current user […]

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