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Plugable Bluetooth devices

Learn about Bluetooth® wireless technology

At Plugable we love connecting things. Our USB products do that with reliable wired connections and we want to provide you with products that do the same for your Bluetooth wireless devices. We want to help connect your smartphone, computer and all of the Internet of Things (IoT) goodies coming to the marketplace. Bluetooth is […]

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Plugable Bluetooth Switches

Control Your Christmas Lights with a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero and Plugable Bluetooth Switches

The Holidays are upon us, and with it come the sights and sounds of the special season—sleigh bells, Santa Claus, chestnuts roasting by the fire, and colorful displays of Christmas lights! Here at Plugable we can’t do much about the bells and the chestnuts, but we definitely have some ideas about the lights. We’ve put […]

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Quick Fix for Problems Using Bluetooth and Blueman from the Raspberry Pi Raspbian Desktop (Wheezy)

Editor’s note: The instructions in this blog post are for the Wheezy version of Raspian and not for Jessie, the newest version as of February 26, 2016. 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 […]

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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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Plugable-BTAPS Python Library for Creating Custom Applications with the Plugable PS-BTAPS1

We are excited to announce the release of our open-source library for interacting with our Plugable PS-BTAPS1 Bluetooth Power Switch. This library is fully compatible with Windows and Linux systems running Python 2.7 and the pyBluez library. We hope that this library will help the open-source and maker community create interesting new projects and applications […]

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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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Developing Custom Applications with our Plugable PS-BTAPS1 Bluetooth Switch

Our new Plugable PS-BTAPS1 is perfect for many different home automation projects, however, we understand that our Android and iOS apps may not fit the bill for every project, and we wanted to provide a way for hobbyists and programmers to develop custom applications that are able to interact with the device. We have for […]

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Automate Any Appliance with the New Plugable PS-BTAPS1 Bluetooth Controlled Switch

Did you grow up watching the Jetsons every morning? I did. As an adult, I’m still waiting for someone to invent a bed that involuntarily kicks me out, showers me, dresses me, and sticks a warm cup of brew in my hand. I probably shouldn’t hold my breath… While my childhood-inspired wishes may be impossible, home automation is […]

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Using the Plugable USB-BT4LE Bluetooth Adapter with the Raspberry Pi

UPDATE: This blog post was written for an earlier version of Raspian. For Jessie, the current version, please see this blog post. . Using a Bluetooth adapter with your Raspberry Pi opens up a whole new world of possibilities. You can connect a Bluetooth keyboard a mouse, send music to Bluetooth headphones or music receiver, […]

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