Category Archives: Experience

Successfully Pairing and Connecting Your Bluetooth Audio Device in Windows

Connecting Bluetooth devices can be a pain! While resolving thousands of Bluetooth issues here at Plugable, we’ve learned that the problem is often something going wrong in the pairing process. As we’ve helped customers with these issues, we’ve developed a step-by-step procedure that should work in any situation where a device isn’t pairing properly. We’ve […]

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Serious Computing Anywhere with Plugable’s Bluetooth Keyboards and Mouse

These days, when a typical smartphone or tablet packs more computing power than a five-year-old desktop, lugging around a laptop to work on the road just seems wrong. But stabbing at an on-screen keyboard and navigating text or spreadsheets without a mouse is frustrating and agonizingly slow. What if you could bring along a compact, […]

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Can’t Live Without My Plugable Headset

The other night I was frantically searching for something I thought I would never need: my Plugable Bluetooth headset. Headsets are a class of objects I’d always disdained. We’ve all seen people walking around, seemingly talking to themselves, until we saw that thing sticking out from their ear like some cyborg from Star Trek. The […]

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Windows 7 Won’t Update? Here’s What to Do

**Updated 04/10/2017** Like Windows XP before it, Windows 7 has proven to be a reliable and steadfast platform with many users reluctant to upgrade to newer versions. Even over a year after the end of mainstream support for Windows 7 by Microsoft, web traffic statistics site StatCounter reports that over 40% of users are still using […]

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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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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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A Plugable Journey: 14 Days, Five Devices, One Camel, and Our PB-WA5K Power Bank/Charger

Electronic gear is essential for travel these days, but keeping that gear charged on the road can quickly turn into a hopeless mess of cables and chargers.  I recently got ready for a 14-day adventure to Barcelona and then on to Marrakech where severe luggage limitations (can you say Ryanair?) demanded reduction to an absolute minimum.  Plugable […]

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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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