Category Archives: Laptop Dock


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

Update 11/12/2015: DisplayLink has released a new beta version driver, 2.5 beta2 in their continuing effort to improve the driver and workaround some of the limitations of Mac OS X 10.9,10.10 and 10.11 The driver links in this post have been updated to reflect the availability of this driver Update 7/7/2015: The 2.4 code set […]

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The Mystery of the Windows Static IP That Won’t Stick

One of the interesting things about helping customers at Plugable is that we not only see a wide variety of creative uses of our products, but sometimes we also get to find the root of operating system problems. Now I know that may sound strange. I have always been ‘that guy’ who wants to get […]

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Plugable Launching Kickstarter for the Pro8 Docking Station with Charging for the Dell Venue 8 Pro on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Update: November 17th, 2014 – Now available on Amazon US and CA! See our product page for information and links to purchase. Update: October 30th, 2014 – Take a look at our latest updates on Kickstarter. Update: August 8th, 2014 – Where Can I Get One? There has been a flood of inquiries to where […]

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DisplayLink Apple Mac OS X 2.1 Beta now available

DisplayLink has released a beta of their new version 2.1 drivers (Sept, 2013) for Apple Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.9. This new 2.1 driver has many improvements over the previous Mac OS X version 2.0 drivers (March, 2013). In short, it’s a must-have install for Mac users on 10.8.5 and earlier. It supports all […]

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New Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station (with Dual Monitor Support)

We’re excited to announce the launch of our newest UD-3900 USB 3.0 Universal Laptop / Tablet docking station, adding an additional HDMI port to our UD-3000 docking station, currently the #1 selling Laptop Docking Station on Using DisplayLink’s top-of-the-line DL-3900 chipset, this unit offers all the functionality the DisplayLink chip has to offer, plus […]

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DisplayLink Releases New Windows Driver Version 7.2 M0

Yesterday DisplayLink released the latest driver v7.2 M0 for Windows. We’ve been testing it here at Plugable and so far the results are very positive. Among other things, we’re excited that it fixes a number of recent compatibility and performance issues found with Windows 8 Metro apps. We recommend downloading this driver version for all […]

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USB Graphics Support on Mac Gets A Double Boost

USB is the easiest way to connect one or more extra monitors to a computer, but drivers are required to make it all work. Two events this week have made attaching multiple monitors to Mac OS X systems better: On Thursday March 14th, Apple released OS X 10.8.3, which fixed some key bugs in Mac […]

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