Category Archives: Using


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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Powerstrip Bracket

3D Printed Bracket for Desktop Powerstrip

Last week a hotel chain reached out to us about our PS2-USB4 power strip. They really liked using it in their rooms, but wanted to discourage guests from bringing it home as a Plugable souvenir. This was a particularly interesting design problem for several reasons: The primary task was to design a mounting mechanism to […]

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Plugable 3D Printer

3D Print Project for Plugable Mounts and Brackets

Here at Plugable, customers frequently contact us asking for brackets, mounts, and other accessories to better adapt Plugable devices to their workflow and environment. We would love to accommodate them, but the needs are too diverse and the demand too small to justify mass production. However, the introduction of cheap but powerful 3D printing devices […]

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Pi and Coffee

Pi and Coffee: Automate Your Morning with Plugable Bluetooth Switches and a Raspberry Pi

It’s 6 am. Time to get up. Your favorite song starts playing. A dim light comes on next to the bed. A few minutes later a bright light jars you from sleep. Meanwhile the smell of fresh-brewed coffee wafts in from the kitchen. Welcome to another automated morning with your Raspberry Pi and some Plugable […]

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Plugable Launches Small, Durable USB to Audio Adapter for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromebook Systems

The new Plugable USB Audio Adapter is a compact, effortless solution for adding an external audio interface to nearly any computer or tablet. The adapter has separate standard 3.5mm receptacles for stereo headphones and microphones. It lets you easily USB enable your favorite analog headset or headphones, so you don’t need to compromise to get USB connectivity […]

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Plugable’s new USB “On The Go” MicroSD reader

A compact solution to access MicroSD cards from both standard and micro ports. Plugable’s new USB2-OTGTF is designed to make life easier for digital denizens by enabling access to a MicroSD card from as many devices as possible. Just insert your microSD card as shown here, and connect to an available USB 2.0 “A” or […]

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Plugable USB 2.0 MicroSD Card Reader for Phone, Laptop, and Tablet

Plugable’s USB2-OTGTF enables using a single MicroSD card on devices with both full-size USB and micro USB connectors. This allows users to swap a single storage device between a wide array of devices like most popular Android phones and tablets– even those lacking MicroSD slots like– as well as traditional notebook and desktop PC’s. If […]

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