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Samsung’s Desktop eXperience (known as Samsung DeX), lets you connect your supported Samsung device to a keyboard, mouse, and external monitor for a desktop-like experience. While this has been in the works for awhile, DeX mode was previously restricted to Samsung-branded docks. Now, Samsung has opened DeX functionality up to a wider array of USB-C docks, adapters, and video cables so you can get even more functionality with a variety of connections.

Plugable has a variety of different devices and cables that are compatible with DeX. We’ve split them up into four categories below.

USB-C Docks with DeX Support

Plugable USB-C Tablet / Phone / iPad Stand with Docking Station, 100W Charging

  • A foldable, compact stand that provides stability and easy viewing for your device
  • Eight ports from HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, Audio, 2x USB-C for power and connection to host, SD and micro SD
  • Portable and compact so you can store the dock in a laptop bag or backpack
  • Space grey design 
  • On the go platform for mobile journalists, content creators, social media developers, and more 

Introducing the UDS-7IN1docking station designed to integrate with your Samsung DeX experience enabled device. A versatile docking station compatible with supported DeX devices such as the S series phones like the S23 and S24, Galaxy foldable phones, and S series Tablets. With two high-speed USB 3.0 (5Gbps) ports, a Micro SD card reader with transfer speeds of up to 104 MB/s, and a 3.5mm audio jack, the UDS-7IN1 ensures seamless data transfer and multimedia connectivity. Supporting an HDMI 1.4 video port at 4K 30Hz resolution, delivering crisp visuals for an immersive viewing experience. Plus, with its 100W USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 capability, you can charge your DeX device while enjoying all the benefits of enhanced connectivity and functionality.

Plugable USB-C Phone Cube Docking Station with 15W Charging (UD-CUBE-15W)

  • Requires a Samsung DeX compatible device with a USB 3.1 Type-C port; Compatible with devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, S8, S8 Plus, S10, Note 9 and Tab S4.
  • Compact size with detachable USB-C cable making it ideal for clutterless workstations while portable for travel
  • Three total USB Type-A ports; One USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports on the rear
  • Wired gigabit network connectivity via one RJ45 Ethernet port
  • Rapid Charging of the phone with up to 15W of power
  • Maximum DeX resolution of 1920×1080 (1080p)

Meet Plugable’s first phone dock, the UD-CUBE-15W. Transform your Samsung DeX capable device into a full-fledged desktop PC with the mobile UD-CUBE-15W that’s smaller than your smartphone. With the Phone Cube, drive an external HDMI display, enjoy access to three USB ports for your USB peripherals such as your keyboard and mouse, maintain a gigabit wired Ethernet connection, while keeping your phone charged with 15W of power — all through a single high-speed USB-C connection.

Plugable USB-C Mini Docking Station with 85W Charging (UD-CAM)

  • HDMI 1.4 output for mirroring or extending your desktop to an external monitor
  • Four total USB Type-A ports; One USB 3.0 port on the front and three USB 3.0 ports on the rear
  • Wired gigabit network connectivity via one RJ45 Ethernet port
  • Rapid Charging of the phone with up to 85W of power
  • Included VESA Mount enables dock to be mounted behind compatible monitors, or with compatible VESA Mounting stations
  • Maximum DeX resolution of 1920×1080 (1080p)

The Plugable UD-CAM is the bigger version of the UD-CUBE-15W, providing additional connectivity and more power. By plugging the phone into the dock with a single USB-C cable, you get the ability to connect everything you need to be productive such as an external monitor, support for a wired Ethernet connection, USB peripherals, and the ability to charge the phone. With four USB 3.0 ports on the dock and an audio port, you can easily connect devices like a mouse, keyboard, speakers, and extra storage to expand your phone into a desktop-like setup.

Mini-Dock with DeX Support

  • Small and portable adapter convenient for on-the-go professionals
  • USB bus powered; No extra power supply required
  • HDMI 1.4 output for mirroring or extending your desktop to an external monitor
  • One USB 3.0 Type-A port
  • Charge your phone with an external USB-C charger for pass-through
  • Maximum DeX resolution of 3840x2160 @ 30Hz

The Plugable USBC-MD103 adapter is a great option for when simplicity and mobility are key. Simply connect the USBC-MD103 adapter to the Samsung device, connect an HDMI cable to the adapter, and you’re good to go. The USBC-MD103 comes with a USB 3.0 Type-A port in case a mouse, keyboard, or storage device might be needed. And if charging is a must, you can connect an external USB-C charger to the USB-C port on the USBC-MD103 adapter for pass-through charging.

USB-C 7-IN-1 Hub With Ethernet

  • 7-in-1 Expansion—Transform a single USB C or Thunderbolt port into a 7-in-1 USB-C hub with 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x 4K HDMI, 1x Gigabit Ethernet port, 1x SD card reader, 1x microSD card slot, and 1x USB-C Power Delivery charging port
  • 4K HDMI Display—The 4K USB-C to HDMI adapter can push your creativity to the next screen with resolutions up to 4K 60Hz. The sturdy and compact metal construction means the USB Type C hub packs perfectly into a pack
  • High-Speed Data and Charging—USB 3.0 ports for fast 5Gbps data transfer, SD and Micro SD card slots for versatility, and 100W USB-C pass-through charging means charging at max speed (not all laptops support USB-C PD)
  • Reliable Performance—Use all the ports at once or one at a time, this Type-C Thunderbolt 3 hub has simultaneous port functionality and intelligent power handling. So no overdrawing power, screen flicker, or port problems common in other USB hubs

Through a single connection, make space for your preferred peripherals. The Plugable USBC-7IN1E lets you connect an extra 4K HDMI monitor, two USB devices like a mouse and keyboard, wired Gigabit Ethernet, SD or microSD cards, and 100W charging.This compact and ruggedly constructed USBC-7IN1E hub is engineered to fix the issues most commonly associated with USB hubs. With the latest, updated chipsets, you can expect a more reliable DisplayPort over USB-C signal, which means no more flickering screens. It also means intelligent power handling, which prevents overdrawing power. But most importantly, this hub supports consistency in port functionality so you can use all of the ports at the same time.


  • Power and Ports—The grab-and-go 4 port USB hub for folks who need power and portability. HDMI adapter offers a convenient connection for a 4K monitor, 1x USB (10Gbps), 1x USB 2.0. 1x USB-C combo port with 100W Power Delivery and 10Gbps data transfer
  • 4K HDMI—Extend to a 4K monitor via USB-C to HDMI at up to 60Hz. HDMI 2.0 with HDR support lets you see your content in bolder, brighter colors when you connect an HDR-capable screen to your laptop, tablet, and some phones
  • USB-C for Data and Charging—This USBC hub offers a dual function USB-C port for up to 100W pass-through charging and 10Gbps data transfer. Data and power on the same USB-C port for maximum flexibility is actually pretty rare on a hub of this size
  • Works With—The USB-C Hub is compatible with Windows 10 and newer, macOS 11+, and ChromeOS. Basically anything with a Thunderbolt, USB4, or a full-featured USB-C port

The Plugable USBC-4IN1 dongle offers some incredibly advanced features you don’t typically find in a hub, like a USB-C port capable of 100W charging and 10Gbps data transfer speeds — at the same time.Here’s another area where the USB C adapter excels, extending your display. This USB C to HDMI adapter lets you experience a crisp, clear picture, up to 4K 60Hz. It also offers deeper and more vibrant colors thanks to HDR support.This USB Type-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter is more than an HDMI hub. The convenience continues with a 10Gbps USB port, and a USB 2.0 port so you always have a spot for your legacy peripherals. And on the surface of this portable USBC adapter, a sturdy aluminum case facilitates heat dissipation.

USB-C Video Cables with DeX Support

Plugable offers a variety of USB-C video cabling options to directly connect your Samsung device to a HDMI, DisplayPort, or VGA moinitor. Perfect for when a simple DeX display option is required.

USB-C to HDMI 2.0 6 ft/2m Cable
USB-C to DisplayPort 6 ft/2m Cable
USB-C to VGA 6 ft/2m Cable
Cable Length
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x VGA
Max DeX Resolution

USB-C and Thunderbolt 3/4 Cables for USB-C Monitors with DeX Support

For monitors that support a USB-C video input, Plugable offers USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 cables of varying length to directly connect your Samsung device to the USB-C monitor.

Most USB-C cables included with smartphones and other devices are not designed to support video, as not all USB-C cables are created equally.

Plugable’s 2m Thunderbolt 3 cable may be preferred over our USB-C cable option when you might want:

  • a higher quality cable
  • a longer cable
  • a multi-purposed cable
USB-C to USB-C Cable (USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB-IF Certified)
Thunderbolt 4 Cable (40Gbps, Thunderbolt 3 Certified)
Thunderbolt 3 Cable (20Gbps, Thunderbolt 3 Certified)
Cable Length
Max DeX Resolution

USB-C Adapter Dongles with DeX Support

USB-C to HDMI 2.0 Dongle
USB-C to DVI Dongle
USB-C to VGA Dongle
USB-C to DP Dongle
Cable Length
1x DVI (Single-Link)
1x VGA
1x DisplayPort
Max DeX Resolution

Ordering Plugable Products with DeX Support

Plugable products are available through distribution from Ingram Micro. For volume inquiries, email with any questions – we’re happy to help!

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