This week, I revisited my old friends the UD-3900 and UD-3000 docking stations. Previously, I designed a VESA mount system to hold the docking station in place behind a monitor. This time around, I wanted to create something that would make our docking stations a focal point of the desk—foregoing overt minimalism in favor of […]
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Here at Plugable, customers frequently contact us asking for brackets, mounts, and other accessories to better adapt Plugable devices to their workflow and environment. We would love to accommodate them, but the needs are too diverse and the demand too small to justify mass production. However, the introduction of cheap but powerful 3D printing devices […]
For the first time, you can mirror the display of a supported Android device onto a monitor or TV through the device’s USB port, using a newly-released driver by display chip maker DisplayLink. The driver works for adapters or docking stations using DisplayLink’s chips that are attached to tablets and smartphones running Android version 5.0 […]
UPDATE 11/26/2014: This article may contain out of date (but still useful) information. – Those of you who have been interested in using the Dell Venue 8 Pro with our products may be aware of the Kickstarter we launched in June and successfully funded in July. With the help of crowd funding we were able […]
USB power and charging issues are surprisingly complex. It’s natural to assume that hubs “deliver” a certain amount of power to a device. But that’s not really how it works. Devices can pull as much power as they want, but there are consequences. Devices are supposed to follow certain rules, like pulling no more than […]
Windows 8.1 offers some great improvements, and we’re already seeing users (particularly Surface Pro users) who are trying the preview. The preview of Windows 8.1 just came out yesterday, and it’s important to note that it appears to break compatibility with some existing drivers. When you upgrade to 8.1, drivers are not migrated from 8.0, […]
Extend the possibilities of your Surface Pro via Plugable’s USB 3.0 docking station – watch us attach 2 external monitors, mouse, and ethernet, all with the convenience of one USB connection to the Surface Pro via our USB 3.0 UD-3000 docking station.
***All docks ordered after 12/19/2012 already ships with the latest firmware, do not attempt to use the firmware upgrade tool for these units.*** All units of the Plugable UD-3000 USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station are now shipping with updated firmware to solve a Windows 8 conflict that was keeping the dock from working when […]
The UD-3000 docking station features DisplayLink’s DL-3700 chipset and the UD-3900 features the DL-3900 chipset. In both, these chipsets manage the USB 3.0 graphics, audio output and Gigabit Ethernet functions. The associated drivers are installed automatically from Windows Update if an internet connection is present when the docking station is first connected to the PC(a […]
Through one USB 3.0/2.0 port on your Windows or Mac PC, connect a DVI/VGA monitor, Gigabit Ethernet, audio input/output devices (audio supported on USB 2.0 only for OS X), and up to six USB accessories (4 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0).