Category Archives: Scenario

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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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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, or 8.1 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 Bluetooth […]

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Selecting the Right USB-Ethernet Adapter for your Computer and Network

You’re a consultant, and you stride into a new client’s office with your Macbook Air, only to discover they’ve disabled WiFi for security reasons. You pull out your Windows tablet in a hotel room, but the only internet available is coming through a wire on the desk. You’re a gamer and you’re tired of watching […]

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Try Pi WiFi: Using the Plugable USB WiFi Adapter with Your Raspberry Pi 2

Just about everyone who has rode the Raspberry Pi wave in the last two years is excited about the possibilities presented by the new Raspberry Pi 2. With six times the processing power, it has the potential to turn a fun computer for experiments and hacks into a respectable piece of hardware that could almost […]

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Plugable’s New USB 3.0 Graphics Adapter for 2K and 4K HDMI Displays

When Plugable was the first company in the world to launch a 4K-capable USB 3.0 DisplayPort graphics adapter last fall, we heard from users around the globe who were excited to be able to add Ultra-High-Definition displays to their systems via USB. As popular as our UGA-4KDP DisplayPort adapter has been, we’ve also heard from […]

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Plugable USB 3.0 4K HDMI Adapter 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 3840×2160 (4K) 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 […]

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DisplayLink Releases Updated Mac Driver (v2.4 Beta 1)

Update 7/7/2015: The 2.4 code set has gone final and is no longer classified as beta! The background info in this post is still relevant, though the links will now take you to the current 2.4 release rather than the “Beta 1″ release. We regularly receive inquires from Mac users who are looking for updates […]

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Plugable DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to HDMI Active Adapters

Features Learn more Active adapter enables you to connect a DisplayPort video output from your laptop, desktop, or tablet PC to HDMI-equiped displays, TVs, and projectors Supports resolutions up to 3840×2160 (4k) Ultra-HD@30Hz. 2560×1600 and 2560×1440 QHD displays supported at 60Hz VESA (DisplayPort) certified to ensure maximum compatibility and performance Compliant with VESA Dual-Mode DisplayPort […]

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