Category Archives: Linux

Bluetooth Audio in OpenELEC on the Raspberry Pi

EDITORS NOTE: The Beta version mentioned in this blog post is now OpenELEC stable version 7.0, available here: http://openelec.tv/get-openelec/category/57-raspberry-pi2-builds 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 […]

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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 First Universal USB-C Docking Station with Alternate Mode and Power Delivery Support

Finally, a comprehensive docking solution for Macbook 2015 / 2016 users that works across platforms with the Chromebook Pixel 2 and compatible USB-C Windows systems. The Plugable UD-CA1 is the first universal docking station for Mac, Windows, and Chrome OS with Alternate Mode HDMI video output and 60 Watts of Power Delivery (PD) — available […]

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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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Plugable USB-C Docking Station with Power Delivery / Charging

Product Description Learn more Please see updated compatibility details regarding the Late 2016 MacBook Pro systems below. Winner of PCMag.com Editors’ Choice, the Plugable UD-CA1 dramatically increases the functionality, usability, and flexibility of supported USB-C systems like the 2015 & 2016 12″ Retina MacBooks and Dell XPS 13 & XPS 15 systems. Power up your […]

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Plugable USB 3.1 Type-C to DisplayPort Adapter Cable

Product Description The Plugable USBC-DP adapter cable enables DisplayPort displays to be connected to a computer via a USB-C port which supports “DisplayPort Alternate Mode” (Alt Mode) such as the Apple 12″ Retina MacBook 2015/2016, the Chromebook Pixel 2015, Dell XPS 2016, Lenovo P50 & P70, and many upcoming systems based on the Intel Skylake/Alpine […]

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Perfect your Pi!

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 May 10, 2016 and later versions. See our post about it here. The Raspberry Pi is a handy little computer for so many uses, but Raspbian doesn’t […]

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Plugable USB-C Triple Display Docking Station with DisplayLink USB Graphics, Alt Mode Video Output, and PD Charging

Note: Not currently recommend for MacBooks. (This includes 2016 MacBook Pro systems and Retina 12″ MacBooks with Sierra.) For information regarding DisplayLink and Sierra compatibility issues read our blog post here. Additionally we are investigating reports of unstable video behavior when using the video outputs and Power Delivery/charging from the dock to the 2016 MacBook […]

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Get Rid of Raspberry Pi Cables with Plugable Keyboards and Raspbian Jessie

The Raspberry Pi makes a great platform for everything from basic computing to automation and the Internet of Things (IoT), but wires and cabling are always a challenge when using it. Now you can dump that pesky keyboard cable with Plugable’s Bluetooth folding keyboards and Jessie, the latest version of the Pi’s Raspbian OS (kernel […]

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