Category Archives: Experience


Serious Computing Anywhere with Plugable’s Bluetooth Keyboards and Mouse

These days, when a typical smartphone or tablet packs more computing power than a five-year-old desktop, lugging around a laptop to work on the road just seems wrong. But stabbing at an on-screen keyboard and navigating text or spreadsheets without a mouse is frustrating and agonizingly slow. What if you could bring along a compact, […]

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Can’t Live Without My Plugable Headset

The other night I was frantically searching for something I thought I would never need: my Plugable Bluetooth headset. Headsets are a class of objects I’d always disdained. We’ve all seen people walking around, seemingly talking to themselves, until we saw that thing sticking out from their ear like some cyborg from Star Trek. The […]

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Windows 7 Won’t Update? Here’s What to Do

Like Windows XP before it, Windows 7 has proven to be a reliable and steadfast platform with many users reluctant to upgrade to newer versions. Even over a year after the end of mainstream support for Windows 7 by Microsoft, web traffic statistics site StatCounter reports that over 40% of users are still using Windows 7, […]

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The First Universal USB-C Docking Station with Alternate Mode and Power Delivery Support

Finally, a comprehensive docking solution for Macbook 2015 / 2016 users that works across platforms with the Chromebook Pixel 2 and compatible USB-C Windows systems. The Plugable UD-CA1 is the first universal docking station for Mac, Windows, and Chrome OS with Alternate Mode HDMI video output and 60 Watts of Power Delivery (PD) — available […]

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Plugable USB-C Docking Station with Power Delivery / Charging

Product Description Learn more The Plugable UD-CA1 dramatically increases the functionality, usability, and flexibility of supported USB-C systems like the 12″ Retina MacBook. Power up your productivity with the ability to add an external HDMI display while simultaneously providing up to 60W of power to charge your system and expanding your connectivity with Ethernet, audio […]

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A Plugable Journey: 14 Days, Five Devices, One Camel, and Our PB-WA5K Power Bank/Charger

Electronic gear is essential for travel these days, but keeping that gear charged on the road can quickly turn into a hopeless mess of cables and chargers.  I recently got ready for a 14-day adventure to Barcelona and then on to Marrakech where severe luggage limitations (can you say Ryanair?) demanded reduction to an absolute minimum.  Plugable […]

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Plugable’s Simple, Essential Expansion Solution for USB-C Macbooks, Chromebooks, and More

Any system with just a single USB-C port needs a good expansion solution. Plugable’s new USB-C hub with pass-through charging is among the first to support the just-released Apple Macbook (2016) along with other USB-C systems like the Macbook (2015), Chromebook Pixel 2, and more. When Apple introduced the MacBook Retina in 2015, they pushed […]

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Plugable USB-C 3-Port Hub with Pass-Through Charging

Features Simultaneous charging and data for supported USB-C systems (see below “Compatibility”) Single USB-C input for USB-C Power Delivery charger, uses VIA VL100 for USB PD negotiation Three USB-A 3.0 ports for connecting USB accessories Slim aluminum design perfect for travel Built-in 6 inch USB-C cable with aluminum shell Features single VIA VL813 USB 3.0 […]

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Listen to Bluetooth Audio on Your Raspberry Pi 3, Pi Zero, or Earlier Pi

Editors Note: The instructions in this post are valid for Raspbian Jessie versions up to March 18, 2016. Bluetooth audio now works out of the box with the latest May 10, 2016 version. See our post about it here. The Raspberry Pi is a handy little computer for so many uses, but Raspbian doesn’t come […]

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Get Rid of Raspberry Pi Cables with Plugable Keyboards and Raspbian Jessie

The Raspberry Pi makes a great platform for everything from basic computing to automation and the Internet of Things (IoT), but wires and cabling are always a challenge when using it. Now you can dump that pesky keyboard cable with Plugable’s Bluetooth folding keyboards and Jessie, the latest version of the Pi’s Raspbian OS (kernel […]

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