Category Archives: Linux

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 Update: 10/31/2017: We are pleased to announce that our UD-CA1A dock has been released and has addressed ongoing compatibility issues with the 2016 / 2017 MacBook Pro systems. If you are a customer who currently has one of our UD-CA1 docks, we’d be happy to help process a replacement or answer […]

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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 or Thunderbolt 3 port which supports “DisplayPort Alternate Mode” (“Alt Mode”) such as the Thunderbolt 3-enabled MacBook Pro series (Late 2016 & 2017), 2016 iMac, 12″ Retina MacBook 2015/2016, Dell XPS 9350/9360/9550/9560 and many upcoming systems […]

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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

Update 11/7/2017: Keep your eyes on our soon to be released UD-ULTC4K 4K Triple Display Docking Station! For more info click here. USB 3.1 Type-C is set to revolutionize connectivity. We’ve designed our USB-C Triple Display Docking Station to showcase what this new standard is capable of with flexibility and scalability in mind. More features, […]

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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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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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