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  • Plugable USB Bluetooth Adapter: Solving HFP/HSP Profile Issues on Linux June 23, 2014 It has come to our attention that there are some issues on certain Linux systems with regards to using Headset Profile and Hands-Free Profile with our USB Bluetooth Adapters. The issue stems from a lack of support for these profiles on the Broadcom BCM20702 chipset found inside our device, unless a proprietary firmware file is loaded ...
  • Plugable Launches New USB 3.0 Switch for Sharing a Device or Hub Between Two Computers May 8, 2014 For several years, thousands of customers have enjoyed the functionality and flexibility of our best-selling USB 2.0 switch to share a device (or hub full of devices) between two PCs. For most simple, low-bandwidth devices such as a keyboard, mouse, or printer, the USB 2.0 switch is still an excellent, cost-effective choice. To meet the ...
  • Plugable Launches New 10-Port USB Hub Family April 16, 2014 Plugable has had the top-selling 10-port USB 2.0 hub on Amazon for over 3 years — much of that time in the “top 100″ of all electronics. And over that period, we made many large and small improvements responding to customer feedback. That’s made the Plugable USB2-HUB10S a proven, rock-solid solution for giving your USB-capable computer ...

Linux compatibility is very specific to Linux kernel, distro, and user options.

For the popular Raspberry Pi, check our page on compatible devices here.

Outside of some standard device classes (USB Hubs, USB HID, USB Mass Storage), many things are possible on Linux, but are often for advanced users only. In particular, anything related to graphics has a history of frequent change.

This is why we have no USB 2.0 graphics adapters for multiple monitors on the list below (even though they have support at the kernel level).

We provide some generic information below, but will also attempt to list specific Linux-based platforms where certain of our devices are particularly useful.

Our products that are compatible with Linux

  • Plugable USB3-HUB4M 4 Port USB 3.0 Bus powered Hub (VIA VL812 Chipset)
    Features Add four USB 3.0 ports for more devices USB “Bus powered” operation – Not power supply / AC adapter needed Backward compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0 devices and hosts VIA VL812 chipset for the the widest available compatibility Product Description Learn more The Plugable USB3-HUB4M easily provides the ability to connect up to three USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 devices ...
  • Plugable USB 2.0 7 Port Hub and BC 1.2 Fast Charger with 60 Watt Power Adapter
    Features Standard USB 2.0 7 Port Hub with 60W Power Adapter and support for the BC 1.2 charging standard Full compatibility with all USB 2.0/1.1 devices at highest native speeds (480/12/1.5 Mbps) No driver required on any platform: Works with all USB hosts and standard USB 2.0 hubs Fast Charging only with BC 1.2 compatible devices like Apple iPads ...
  • Plugable USB2-OTGTF Phone | Laptop | Tablet MicroSD Card Reader
    Learn more 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. ...
  • Plugable USB 3.0 Sharing Switch
    Learn more Features Save desk space with slim design. Simple passive USB switch for maximum compatibility Easy to install with plug-and-play convenience. No drivers required for the switch itself 1 “A” Port for connecting any USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 device or hub which will be shared/switched 2 “B” Ports for connecting the switch to two hosts. Includes 2 USB ...
  • Plugable USB3-HUB10C2 USB 3.0 10 port hub with two flip-up charging ports
    Features Learn more Simple, clean design with ports on only two sides to minimize clutter, including two flip-up charging ports Supports USB 3.0  SuperSpeed  transfer rates (5Gbps), USB 2.0 Hi-Speed rates (480Mbps), and USB 1.1 Full/Low Speed  rates (12/1.5 Mbps) Premium 12 V 4A Power Adapter shared by the 10 ports, assumes a mix of high and low power ...
  • Plugable Storage System USB 3.0 Dual 2.5″ SATA Drive Dock pss-dd1_128
    Insert 2.5″ SATA hard disk or solid state drives into the interchangeable Plugable Storage System docks and connect with any USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 Computer, or use the standalone disk cloning function of the PSS-DD1. Supports connecting via SuperSpeed USB 3.0 — up to 10x as fast as USB 2.0. Each unit is ...
  • Plugable Storage System USB 3.0 2.5″ SATA Drive Dock Plus 3x 1A USB Charging Ports pss-sdc1_128
    Insert 2.5″ SATA hard disk or solid state drives into the interchangeable Plugable Storage System docks and connect with any PC with USB 3.0 or USB 2.0, or charge USB devices. Supports connecting via SuperSpeed USB 3.0 — up to 10x as fast as USB 2.0. Each unit is backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1, ...
  • Plugable Storage System USB 3.0 2.5 inch SATA Drive Dock and USB 3.0 Hub with 12V 2.5A Adapter ASMedia SATA controller pss-sdh1_128
    Insert 2.5″ SATA hard drive or solid state drives into the interchangeable Plugable Storage System docks and connect with any USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 Computer. Supports connecting via SuperSpeed USB 3.0 — up to 10x as fast as USB 2.0. Each unit is backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1, and includes a protective case ...
  • Plugable USB3-CARD6A Aluminum SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Six Slot Memory Card Reader (Including UDMA CF and UHS-I SD, SDXC, SDHC, MicroSD) USB3-CARD6A
    USB 3.0 media card reader offers drastically improved connection speeds compared to older USB 2.0 card readers. Attractive, durable brushed aluminum finish supports most common media card types: CF, SD, SDXC, SDHC, MicroSD, XD, MemoryStick, MMC, M2. Flashing activity LED indicates file transfer in process. USB Bus Powered: no external AC power supply required. Share ...
  • Plugable USB3-SATA-UASP1 USB 3.0/2.0 SATA Lay Flat Docking Station (ASMedia 1053e Chipset) USB3-SATA-UASP1 Hard Drive Dock
    Universal hard disk or solid state drive docking station supports latest UASP high speed transfer protocol and large “Advanced Format” drives. Minimize time spent waiting for backups and in data recovery scenarios with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection to PC- also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 systems. Supports both 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestMoreStumbleUponTumblrRedditLinkedIn
  • Plugable USB2-Micro-200X USB Microscope with up to 200X Digital Magnification micro_128
    See amazing detail on any Windows or Mac PC with USB 2.0 ports with the Plugable USB Microscope. A fun, unique, and educational gift idea, the USB2-Micro-200X features optical zoom from 1x-50x, and Digital Zoom up to 200x. 8 Leds with dimmer for fine tuning illumination enable shooting in the dark, and MicroCapture ...
  • Plugable USB-EZK-G Kids USB Keyboard usb-ezk-g_128
    Sturdy, bright and easy to use design that works with any system supporting USB keyboards. Just plug in the USB cord and your keyboard is ready to use. Works with any version of Windows, Mac, Linux or other systems supporting USB HID keyboards. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestMoreStumbleUponTumblrRedditLinkedIn
  • Plugable USB2-CARDRAM3 Flash Memory Card Reader for Tablets, Windows, Mac, Linux (SD, SDHC, SDXC, Micro SD, and MS, MS Pro, MS Duo, MS ProDuo, HS MS, MMC, RS-MMC Card Types) treefrog_128
    Portable USB 2.0 Multi-Card reader supports SD, SDHC, mini SD, Micro SD (t-Flash), MS, MS Pro, MS Duo, MS Pro Duo, HS MS, MMC, RS-MMC and supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X, Linux. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestMoreStumbleUponTumblrRedditLinkedIn
  • Plugable USB3-HUB7-81X Seven-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Four-Amp Power Adapter (VIA VL812 chipset) main_128
    USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 7 port powered hub (4amp power supply). Compatible with USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 hosts and devices, features the latest VIA VL812 USB 3.0 hub chipset, updated with the latest firmware for maximum compatibility and performance on both Windows and OS X. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestMoreStumbleUponTumblrRedditLinkedIn
  • Plugable USB-BT4LE Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter for Windows and Linux PCs bt_128
    USB 2.0 Bluetooth 4.0 LE adapter. Upgrades Bluetooth® support for Windows® XP and later, or Linux PCs and Raspberry Pi. Extremely compact USB adapter. Safe to leave in for laptop travel. Supports Bluetooth keyboards, mice, headsets, and more with no software installation, driver installation required to add support for Bluetooth stereo headsets ...
  • Plugable Basic USB Keyboard and Mouse Bundle (Extra Long Cables) kmb_128
    Slim, attractive and sturdy matching black keyboard and high-definition optical mouse that work with any system supporting USB keyboards and mice. Just plug in the USB cords and your keyboard and mouse are ready to use. Works with any version of Windows, Mac, Linux or other systems supporting USB HID keyboards and mice. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestMoreStumbleUponTumblrRedditLinkedIn
  • Plugable UD-160-M USB Thin Client for Multiseat Linux and Windows Multipoint Server ud-160-a_128
    Enables many users to share a single computer – up to 14 thin clients for Windows; 7 for Linux. Connects via USB 2.0 (not via network), so it’s fully plug and play, low power, and low latency. Works with Windows Multipoint Server 2012, 2011, certain Linux distros such as Fedora 18, USB multiseat ...
  • Plugable USB2-5M Five-Meter (16-Foot) USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable Type A Male to A Female usb2-5m_128
    Connect a USB device up to five meters from a USB port. Cable’s active repeater and premium shielding help ensure efficient data transfer via standard USB type-A male to type-A female connectors. Great for USB printers, speakers, scanners, displays, keyboards, etc. Use with your PS3 DualShock controller to play and charge at ...
  • Plugable USB 2.0 Sharing Switch usb2-switch2_128
    Want to share USB devices between 2 computers with the press of a button? The Plugable USB 2.0 Sharing Switch is the ideal soulution for sharing USB devices such as hubs, printers, pen and external drives, scanners, etc. (one computer has access to the shared device at a time). Requires no drivers and works with ...
  • Plugable USB2-HUB4BC 4 Port USB 2.0 Hub (12.5W) with BC 1.1 Standard compliant Fast Charging usb2-hub4-bc_128
    USB 2.0 4-port hub with premium 2.5 A power supply charges BC 1.1 compliant devices at up to 3x normal rate (1.5A) also charges non-BC 1.1 devices at USB 2.0 standard rate: 500mA with PC on. See below for our current list of BC 1.1 compatible devices. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestMoreStumbleUponTumblrRedditLinkedIn
  • Plugable USB3-HUB81X4 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub (4A Power Adapter and VL812 chipset) usb3-hub-81x4_128
    4-Port USB 3.0 powered hub (also backward compatible with all USB 2.0 hosts and devices). Simple, clean port layout (all ports on two sides) to avoid desktop clutter, includes 4A power adapter for full support of USB 3.0′s higher available 900mA per port power specification. Firmware upgradable VIA 81X hub controller for maximum ...
  • Plugable USB 2.0 2-Port Hub usb2-2port_128
    Turn one USB port into two with the Plugable USB2-2PORT. USB 2.0 complaint USB hub controller chipset is compatible with all USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices and supports data rates of 1.5/12/480 Mbps. USB bus powered for compact, in-line design to minimize cable clutte. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestMoreStumbleUponTumblrRedditLinkedIn
  • Plugable DC-125 USB 2.0 Zero Client 1_128
    Connect many to a central PC to enable multiple users to share a computer (compatible multiseat OS required, not included). Standard VGA/D-Sub port supporting modes up to 1280×1024 / 1440×900, 3.5mm audio in/out, 2 USB. USB bus powered. 2 available USB ports powered for standard USB keyboard and mouse only (no high power devices). Includes ...
  • Plugable USB2-10M 10 Meter (32 Foot) USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable Type A Male to A Female usb2-10m_128
    USB active repeater with premium 10m/32ft cable offers twice the cable length of standard USB extensions. Standard USB Type A male to type A female connectors enable connecting remote USB printers, speakers, scanners, displays, keyboards, etc. Not recommended for USB 2.0 video cameras or audio devices using isoch transfer protocols. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestMoreStumbleUponTumblrRedditLinkedIn
  • Plugable USB2-E100 USB 2.0 10/100 Ethernet Adapter (ASIX AX88772 Chipset) main
    Add a wired network connection to your Windows, Mac, or Linux system via USB 2.0/1.1. Widely compatible AX88772 chipset has built-in driver on all Google Chromebook systems running latest updates (Chrome OS), also compatible with all Wii and Wii U consoles. Powered through the USB connection; no power cord needed. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestMoreStumbleUponTumblrRedditLinkedIn
  • Plugable 7-Port USB 2.0 Hub With 15W Power Adapter usb2-hub-ag7_128
    Need more USB ports, or a hub to power your Raspberry Pi? Expand your connectivity with this 7 port USB 2.0 hub. Features a 3A AC adapter to support even the most power-hungry USB 2.0 devices and easy to diagnose connectivity thanks to separate LEDs for hub power and each attached USB device. Share ...
  • Plugable USB2-HUB10S 10 Port USB 2.0 Hub (with 12.5W Power Adapter) usb2-hub10s_128
    Simple and clean design with ports on only two sides to minimize clutter. Two ports swivel to vertical position for easy access to flash drives. USB 2.0 high-speed interface to PC with 10 downstream ports with data rates up to 480Mbps. Terminus Technology chip set includes over-current detection and protection. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestMoreStumbleUponTumblrRedditLinkedIn
  • Plugable PCI Express to SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Two-Port Expansion Card pcie-usb3-sp_128
    Upgrade any Windows-based desktop to Super Speed USB 3.0 REQUIRES: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or later, one free standard or low profile PCIe x1 slot. SPEED: Theoretical maximum speed of USB 3.0 is 5Gbs and PCI-e 1x is 4Gbs. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestMoreStumbleUponTumblrRedditLinkedIn
  • Plugable USB to RS-232 DB9 Serial Adapter (Prolific PL2303HX Chipset) pl2303-db9_128
    Allow any PC to connect to serial devices and programs that communicate through COM ports. PL-2303HX Rev D Chipset for high performance and compatibility across Windows, Mac, Linux, and other platforms. Powered by USB – no external power needed. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestMoreStumbleUponTumblrRedditLinkedIn
  • Plugable USB2-E1000 USB 2.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Adapter usb2-e1000_128
    Plugable USB 2.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Adapter- drivers for Windows 7, Vista, XP, and Mac OS X 10.8-10.5, and Linux (built into kernel 3.2 and above). Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestMoreStumbleUponTumblrRedditLinkedIn
  • Plugable USB3-SATA-U3 USB 3.0/2.0 SATA Hard Drive Docking Station (ASMedia 1051E Chipset) usb3-sata-u3_128
    Universal hard or solid state drive docking station supports latest UASP high speed transfer protocol and large “Advanced Format” drives. Minimize time spent waiting for backups and in data recovery scenarios with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection to PC- also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 systems. Supports both 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestMoreStumbleUponTumblrRedditLinkedIn

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