Plugable’s Line of USB-C Products

Plugable's Gigabit Ethernet adapter plus 3-Port USB 3.0 Hub combo, Flash Memory Card Reader, Gigabit Ethernet adapter, and Passive USB-C Male to USB 3.0 Female cable

From top to bottom: Plugable’s Gigabit Ethernet adapter plus 3-Port USB 3.0 Hub combo, Flash Memory Card Reader, Gigabit Ethernet adapter, and Passive USB-C Male to USB 3.0 Female cable

With the announcement of the USB Type-C connector last year, everything changed.

A reversible, universal, multi-mode, charging, up to 10Gb/s data cable? Yes please! This blows any other connection standard out of the water. You can imagine a utopian future where all computers have standardized on USB type-C ports.

In recent months, we’re finally starting to see devices coming out with this new connector. On the leading edge so far are the Apple MacBook Retina 12″ 2015 and the Google Chromebook Pixel [2] 2015. The MacBook specifically only has a single USB-C port, which in the current non-utopian world means most of your current accessories become instantly obsolete. That’s where we come in.

We are excited to show off our new hub, card reader, and Ethernet adapters that all connect directly to your USB-C laptop or tablet. They all work with either the new Macbook or Chromebook Pixel. All three are based on our current USB 3.0 offerings, so compatibility is already well tested and understood. The first manufacturing batch is still in progress, but these will be on the market very soon.

The USB-C to female A cable is a new type of product. Through this cable, you can plug basically any USB device you own into your new USB-C equipped laptop. There are no active adapters involved here, and the cable is nice and short, so there shouldn’t be any signal interference or timing issues associated with active cables. Just a clean, well shielded, straight-through cable that allows you do adapt any USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 device you already own to that new laptop or tablet.

We fully intend to dive headfirst into the USB-C marketplace, so there will be much more to come. But for now, we are thrilled to reveal these first offerings. If you have any questions or feedback, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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