Plugable Launches 2.5Gbps Ethernet Adapter

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Plugable announced today a new 2.5Gbps Ethernet adapter as a way to increase your Mac’s wired internet speed (when used with a Cat 5e cable). It includes a USB-C to USB-3.2 adapter to give you flexibility based on your computer ports. Specifications: Realtek RTL8156 Chipset; USB Connection: USB-C or USB 3.0 with attached adapter. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 / USB 3.1 Gen 1; Transfer Rates: 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T, and 2.5GBBASE-T (IEEE 802.3bz) with Auto-Negotiation; Compatibility: Windows 10, 8.x, and 7, macOS 10.7 and above, Linux Kernel 3.2 and above. The adapter is US$39.99, but the company is offering it for US$29.99 if you buy it through Amazon and use the promo code 25ETHERNET starting March 25 (U.S. customers only).

Plugable Launches 2.5Gbps Ethernet Adapter

A Curved Laptop Stand is Twelve South’s Newest Product

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Twelve South just announced its newest product: A metal, one-piece curved laptop stand called Curve SE. It’s a white (or black), minimalist stand that matches well with Apple’s aesthetic. It has a fixed height of 6.5-inches, which the company says is an ergonomic standard.

Desktop accessories – especially MacBook stands – are inherently home decor. They should match your room, your style, your desk and complement (not copy) your MacBook. Our latest solution, while deceptively simple, is a beautiful matte white MacBook stand we call Curve SE.

You can buy the Curve SE stand for US$59.99.

A Curved Laptop Stand is Twelve South’s Newest Product

Logitech Offers 4K Magnetic Webcam for Pro Display XDR

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Logitech created a 4K magnetic webcam specifically for Apple’s Pro Display XDR you can use with the 2019 Mac Pro. Apple didn’t include a webcam in the display, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It will be used in environments like music studios where people cover up the webcams anyway. But Logitech’s solution is elegant, with an anodized aluminum finish that won’t look out of place with on Apple device. The magnet is strong enough to stay on even if you put the XDR display in portrait mode, and the screen image will automatically rotate along with it. You can buy it for US$199.

Logitech Offers 4K Magnetic Webcam for Pro Display XDR

Apple Updates USB-C Adapter with HDMI

· Andrew Orr · News

Apple has released an updated version of its USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, adding an HDMI 2.0 port for your Mac or iPad Pro.

Twelve South's StayGo is a New USB-C Hub

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Twelve South has a lot of great tech gear, and today it’s releasing the StayGo USB-C hub. A lot of USB-C hubs are designed to be used with MacBooks. StayGo is desktop-friendly, which means the cords are long enough to tuck away behind your desk. But if you do use it with a MacBook is has a smaller travel cable that can be stored directly inside the device. It has Gigabit Ethernet to connect to super-fast wired networks and servers. The hub also has both SD and Micro SD card readers that can connect & download simultaneously, giving you an easy way to transfer high-resolution photos or 4K video for editing. Connections include 4K HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, USB-A 3.0 (x3), independent SD + Micro-SD card slots and 85W USB-C pass-thru power. You can buy it for US$99.99.

Twelve South’s StayGo is a New USB-C Hub