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Bluetooth Audio in OpenELEC on the Raspberry Pi

OpenELEC is popular software that can turn your Raspberry Pi into dedicated media center. However, we often hear from disappointed customers who discover that OpenELEC’s developers intentionally rejected Bluetooth audio support. But it looks like this stance is softening and OpenELEC’s current beta version supports Bluetooth audio. It works great on the Pi2 with Plugable’s […]

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Understanding Bluetooth® Wireless Audio

Before the start of the millennium, the cellular mobile phone was relatively new. Laptops were large and heavy, the PDA (Personal Digital Assistant for the uninitiated) was just about to arrive on the scene, and the Apple Newton was about the closest thing there was to a smartphone. Bluetooth wireless technology was conceived in this […]

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The Pi and Bluetooth Find True Love in the Newest Raspian Update

Change is a constant in the Raspberry Pi world, and nothing seems to change as often as Raspbian’s Bluetooth support. Each new version has required different tweaks and software and discovering them has been a bit of an adventure. But the fun may now be over. Raspbian’s developers have taken the time to really nail […]

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Perfect your Pi with a Plethora of Plugable Products!

Readers of this blog probably need no introduction to the incredible Raspberry Pi. Introduced in 2013 to teach computer science in developing countries, it has sold over eight million units while blossoming as a simple, yet powerful platform for hobbyists, businesses, and students around the world. The Pi has been steadily improving, and the newest […]

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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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Tap the Power of IoT with a Raspberry Pi Bluetooth LE Gateway and Plugable USB Adapters

A missing piece in tapping the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) is a low-cost fixed gateway that can connect all the great home and business automation devices to the internet and the cloud. The Raspberry Pi is emerging as an ideal platform for this and Plugable adapters can help make it happen. Our […]

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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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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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