Other Components For GNU / Linux

Hardware That Actually Works
 5.25-inch 16x SATA DVD-RW Writer (TPE-525DVDRW)
Looking for a traditional DVD writer for a larger modern desktop with a 5.25" bay and SATA? We've got this.

  • Traditional 5.25" drive with SATA port designed for a traditional desktop system

  • Burn Discs Fast: Supports burning DVD-R discs at up to 16x and can read CD-ROMs at up to 40x

  • Plug & Record: No need to install any drivers, just your preferred burning software like Brasero or K3b

  • Supports writing: DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R Dual Layer, DVD+RW, DVD+RW Dual Layer

  • Works with all major GNU/Linux and free software operating systems

  • Includes drive & SATA cable available as a separate purchase option below


65W USB-C Charger for Laptops, Tablets, and Phones (TPE-PWRTSSPD2)
Whether you are at home or on the go a USB-C adapter is essential to keeping your modern electronics charged! Get a USB-C laptop power adapter and minimize the number of power adapters you need to carry around. As long as your laptop's got a USB-C port that supports the power delivery standard charging allows you to charge both your laptop and phones, tablets, and other USB-C compatible devices. If you prefer a traditional product specific AC adapter for your laptop with a sturdier barrel connector check out our other AC adapter offering.

  • Charger is compatible with most USB-C laptops that support Power Delivery (USB-C PD) up to 65 watts

  • While the charger will work with many different laptops on the market there will undoubtedly be some models that aren't compatible. To ensure an optimal user experience we've vetted many of our newer and older laptop models. Fully supported models include our: Penguin J3, J4, M3, B1, T4 and our docking stations.
  • Supports: USB Power Delivery 3.0 standard

  • International Adapters Can Support Countries Around The World: 120-240V

  • Extra Long Power Cord: 5 FT of built-in cord, not including the cord connecting the adapter to wall socket (up to 12 ft depending on country)

  • For laptops with USB-C PD ports needing up to 65W: 5V 3A, 9V 3A, 12V 3A, 15V 3A, 20V 3.25A (30W 45W 65W 61W Compatible)

  • Safe: Approved and certified by UL & includes short circuit, over current, over voltage, and over temperature protection

Fast shipping:

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting DHL shipping or when selecting our USPS shipping option for those within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.

(* large quantities may take longer to deliver)
Category Specification
International Adapter USA & Canada With Purchase Optional Cable for: Japan, Europe, UK, Australia, Ireland, Hong Kong, etc.
Output 5V 3A, 9V 3A, 12V 3A, 15V 3A, 20V 3.25A (30W 45W 65W 61W Compatible) PD Power Delivery
Input 100-240V
UL LISTED Tested, Approved and Certified by UL (UL testing is authorized by OSHA)
Manufactured in Taiwan
Size 4.25 x 1 28/32 x 1 28/32 ("brick" portion only)
Weight About 9oz (weighed with US adapter)


Have questions?
E-mail support or call us at: 1-888-39-THINK (84465)


























Optical USB Fingerprint Reader GNU/Linux Edition (TPE-F4500)
The TPE-F4500 fingerprint reader is a USB peripheral perfect for individual desktop users, as well as multiple users in shared environments. Where most fingerprint readers on the market lack support for GNU/Linux or offer abysmal results the TPE-F4500 fingerprint reader achieves reliable results through the use of a larger sensor and free software support. The fingerprint reader works with the primary free software fprint project, the GNOME desktop environment, and soon the KDE desktop environment as well.

To use, simply open settings and go to user settings to enroll a fingerprint for use at login and lock screen. For superior user feedback, a red “flash” indicates that a fingerprint image has been captured. Unlike with other readers there is no question as to whether or not the fingerprint reader is working or not.

  • Supports GNOME and shortly the KDE Plasma desktop environments

  • Works with the standard free software package for GNU/Linux fprint

  • Compatible with other applications such as sudo and anything else that works with fprint

  • Large sensor for consistent and reliable results every time you go to login or unlock the system

  • Does not rely on any OS-loaded binary blobs or proprietary drivers-no risk of losing support

Fast shipping:

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting DHL shipping or when selecting our USPS shipping option for those within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.

(* large quantities may take longer to deliver)
Category Specification
Technology Optical fingerprint scanning
Output image resolution / bit depth 512 dpi / 8-bit grayscale (256 gray levels)
Scan Capture Area 14.6 mm (nom. width); 18.1 mm (nom. length)
Image output format ISO 19794-4:2005; ANSI/INCITS 381-2004
Uncompressed Image Mode (raw)
WSQ Compressed
USB Data Encryption 32-bit polynomial encryption with rolling key
Temperature, Operating 0° +40° C
Humidity, Operating 20% to 80% R.H., non-condensing
Interface USB 2.0 Full-speed High Power Device
USB A, USB-C connector available, 5.5ft cable
Overall dimensions Overall dimensions
Overall dimensions Overall dimensions
Power Supply Voltage 5.0 VDC ±5% supplied by USB
Supply Current - Suspend Mode < 0.5 mA (Maximum)
Supply Current - Scanning Supply Current - ScanningSupply Current - Scanning
Device Certifications FCC Class B, CE, ICES, BSMI, MIC, USB, WHQL, Reach, WEEE, RoHS
Compatible With Compatible with MS Windows 7/8/10/Vista, XP Professional, 2000 and Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008

(please note we do not provide end-user support for MS Windows)


Have questions?
E-mail support or call us at: 1-888-39-THINK (84465)


























Partial List Of Supported Releases:

Ubuntu 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Fedora 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9 Series 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3
Rocky Linux 9 Series 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3
AlmaLinux 9 Series 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3

Please be aware that other distributions and releases not listed above may not work or be supported out of the box, or yet due to rudimentary support in some applications for fingerprint reader technology more generally. As of this products listing for instance the KDE Plasma Desktop Environment has rudimentary support for fingerprint readers, but has not been fully implemented by any distribution or release (as of June of 2023, inquire for a status update). Distributions using the GNOME desktop environment are on the other hand more than likely already supported out of the box, but not desktop environments based on GNOME necessarily. For questions about a specific distribution and release please contact support to request additional information.

1ft /12 inch USB Extension Cable (TPE-USBCBL3)
Have ports too close together? Pick up a short USB extension cable.

  • Length: 1 Foot / 30cm

  • Color: Blue

  • Connectors: USB 3.0 A-Male to A-Female

  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0


Wireless Remote For Computer To Power On/Off &amp; Reset PC (TPE-RMPWSW)
Setting up an entertainment center PC? Pick up a Wireless Remote to turn your HTPC on without ever getting up. This remote connects to your motherboards on/off and reset pins on the motherboard. An included Y cable ensures your computer case’s own power and reset buttons can be used concurrently. ‎1 CR2 battery required and included.

Interested in a demonstration of the remote control? Check out the demonstration and installation video.

  • Turn your computer on or off from up to 20 meters / 65ft away using the included 2.4GHz RF remote

  • No dependencies on NDISWrapper, binary blobs, or proprietary drivers-firmware

  • Not software dependent: Works with all operating systems

  • 2.4GHz receiver utilizing universal USB 9 pin Male connector

  • Includes power / reset switch Y cable

  • Includes left and right angled USB adapters


15ft USB 3.0 A Male to B Male Cable (TPE-15FTUSB3ABCBL)
This is a 15ft USB 3.0 A/B cable for connecting USB 3.0 Type-B devices to your computer. This type of cable is generally not utilized for printers, but devices like our USB powered hub.

  • High performance 3.0 USB cable connects a desktop external hard drive, powered USB hub, USB docking station, 3.5 inch hard drive enclosure, or scanner and monitor equipped with type B USB 3.0 port to a computer for speedy file transfer

  • Enjoy SuperSpeed USB 3.0 data transfer rate at up to 5 Gbps, 10x faster than USB 2.0 with this USB monitor cable

  • Premium USB data cable engineered with molded strain relief connectors for durability and grip treads for easy plugging and unplugging

  • The combination of gold-plated connectors, bare copper conductors, and foil & braid shielding provides superior cable performance, error-free data transmission, and fast charging speed

10ft USB 3.0 A Male to B Male Cable (TPE-USB103ABCBL)
This is a 10ft USB 3.0 A/B cable for connecting USB 3.0 Type-B devices to your computer. This type of cable is generally not utilized for printers, but devices like our USB powered hub.

  • High performance 3.0 USB cable connects a desktop external hard drive, powered USB hub, USB docking station, 3.5 inch hard drive enclosure, or scanner and monitor equipped with type B USB 3.0 port to a computer for speedy file transfer

  • Enjoy SuperSpeed USB 3.0 data transfer rate at up to 5 Gbps, 10x faster than USB 2.0 with this USB monitor cable

  • Premium USB data cable engineered with molded strain relief connectors for durability and grip treads for easy plugging and unplugging

  • The combination of gold-plated connectors, bare copper conductors, and foil & braid shielding provides superior cable performance, error-free data transmission, and fast charging speed

6ft USB 3.0 A Male to B Male Cable (TPE-USB30ABCBL)
This is a 6ft USB 3.0 A/B cable for connecting USB 3.0 Type-B devices to your computer. This type of cable is generally not utilized for printers, but devices like our USB powered hub.

  • High performance 3.0 USB cable connects a desktop external hard drive, powered USB hub, USB docking station, 3.5 inch hard drive enclosure, or scanner and monitor equipped with type B USB 3.0 port to a computer for speedy file transfer

  • Enjoy SuperSpeed USB 3.0 data transfer rate at up to 5 Gbps, 10x faster than USB 2.0 with this USB monitor cable

  • Premium USB data cable engineered with molded strain relief connectors for durability and grip treads for easy plugging and unplugging

  • The combination of gold-plated connectors, bare copper conductors, and foil & braid shielding provides superior cable performance, error-free data transmission, and fast charging speed

10ft USB 2.0 Hi-Speed A/B Cable For Printers And Other Devices (TPE-10FTUSBPRCB)
This standard 10ft USB 2.0 A Male to B Male Cable connects USB Type-B printers, hard drives, scanners and other computer peripherals to your desktop or laptop computer. Backward compatible with earlier USB generations, this 10-foot cable supports data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps, making it ideal for most printers, but also many other types of USB peripheral. Supports speeds of up to 480 Mbps
 15ft USB 2.0 Hi-Speed A/B Cable For Printers And Other Devices (TPE-15FTUSBPRCB)
This standard 15ft USB 2.0 A Male to B Male Cable connects USB Type-B printers, hard drives, scanners and other computer peripherals to your desktop or laptop computer. Backward compatible with earlier USB generations, this 15-foot cable supports data transfer rates up to 480 Mbps, making it ideal for most printers, but also many other types of USB peripheral.

  • Supports speeds of up to 480 Mbps

  • Premium double shielded cables

  • Gold plated connectors provide superior conductivity