Author Archives: Joshua Henry

Plugable’s New Mechanical Keyboards for Typing Enthusiasts and Gamers

At Plugable many of our engineers, myself included, are keyboard enthusiasts. What does that mean exactly? I’ll touch on that below… but first I’d like to introduce our two new mechanical keyboards, the Plugable USB-MECH87BW compact “tenkeyless” (no number pad) and USB-MECH104BW full size mechanical keyboards. Traditionally a high quality mechanical keyboard retails at $100 or […]

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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 Launches USB-IF Certified USB-C to USB-C Cable

There has been a lot of press lately about the potential dangers of using uncertified USB-C cables. Amazon, who rarely gets involved with policing technology issues, has even made moves to stop sales of non-compliant cables. But unfortunately there have been few fully USB-IF certified cables to choose from. As a leader in higher-end USB […]

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Windows 10 Work-Around for UD-PRO8 Docking Station Audio Issue

Update 11/4/2015 – At this time there is still no resolution for this issue and there has been some confusion about what audio is affected. The only audio that does not function after upgrading to Windows 10 is the audio output jack on the front of the Pro8 dock. The attached tablet’s built in speakers […]

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USB Charging Past, Present, and Future – Type-C

Last October we wrote about choosing between a dedicated USB charger or a charge and sync USB hub. At the time USB charging could be quite frustrating for consumers as device and charger incompatibilities were rampant. Fortunately dedicated smart chargers, charge and sync compliant hubs, and charge and sync compliant devices are now far more […]

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Setting up a New Hard Drive or SSD in Your Plugable Docking Station

Customers often ask us why their new blank hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state disk (SSD) doesn’t show up on their computer, ready to blame their Plugable docking station. Most often the drive just needs to be initialized, partitioned, and formatted. In this post we present a step-by-step guide for doing this. Initializing prepares […]

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Recovering Existing Hard Drive or SSD Data in Your Plugable Docking Station

It’s happened to almost all of us at one point, your computer or external hard drive fails and panic sets in. Perhaps your files haven’t been backed up yet or this drive is the only backup. One way or another, you made it to us and bought one of our docking stations. Now what do […]

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