|[July 24, 2014]
Plugable Technologies' Kickstarter Campaign Reaches Target and Closes Soon
BELLEVUE, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
Plugable Technologies' new Docking Station, funded with a successful
Kickstarter campaign, points to the ability to turn inexpensive systems
into full desktop replacements.
Plugable believes that in combination with $199 laptops and $99 Windows
tablets highlighted at Microsoft's (News - Alert) Worldwide Partner Conference last
week, there could be increased uptake of Windows tablets as desktop
Plugable's Kickstarter for its Pro8 Docking Station enables previously
limited Windows tablets like the Dell (News - Alert) Venue 8 Pro to both charge and
connect up to 128 USB devices, including multiple monitors over USB
graphics, all with a single USB connection back to the ablet.
With over $24,000 collected from over 300 backers, Plugable's
Kickstarter campaign reached full funding. Backers are getting the Pro8
docking station at a discount of its street price, which is expected to
be $89 when the docking station becomes widely available this fall. The
Kickstarter concludes this Sunday, July 27th 2014. More information is
available at http://plugable.com/kickstarter.
"Microsoft is making a strong push for Windows tablets to compete with
iOS and Android (News - Alert) not just on price, but also on features," said Bernie
Thompson, Plugable's CEO. "Soon you'll be able to buy an inexpensive
Windows 8.1 tablet with Office, run all your existing Windows
applications, and connect to any number of extra large screens, USB
devices, and charge through a single cable connection. This isn't
possible with iOS or Android yet, to this could be a game-changer for
the tablet market. We're excited to have helped enable this scenario for
the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet and others."
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