The cloud is huge (well, infinite, really), and everybody wants their piece. Pogoplug has been a player since the beginning, albeit with a somewhat convoluted setup process, so it’s no surprise that the drive-to-web plug appliance company is ready to push out a smartphone-friendly version. Pogoplug Mobile, as it’s to be known, brings much of its big brother’s functionality (you won’t be able to “mount” remote drives) to smartphones, tablets, and dedicated desktop apps. Want to load some photos from your 4 terabyte hard drive in San Fran while you’re on the subway in Tokyo? Simply launch an app, sign in with the username and password you registered during the seconds-long setup process, and you’re on your way. You can even email photos (links to images on your remote drive — you won’t be using data), post them to social networking sites, or transfer new ones that you shot with the phone. The concept is certainly familiar, but we got to take a look at Pogoplug’s interpretation at IFA in Berlin. Jump past the break to see what we thought.
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It should be no surprise to anyone that I send a lot of information around. I am constantly sending things via the internet. To be honest I don’t know how I got anything done before I could do it online. As a notorious over-sharer it sure would be nice if I had access to all my stuff, all the time.
Now I actually do. Enter the Pogoplug Pro, an exciting new device that comes with a free online service that allows you to remotely access and share your files through any web browser, or even on your mobile device.
Simply plug your Pogoplug into your home network and attach it to any external hard drive. Easy… Next, from any other computer simply access the my.pogoplug.com website and enter your e-mail address and password. Voila! Everything you opted to share is available. No uploading required.
Share unlimited files and folders, create slideshows, publish files to social networking sites, stream music, movies and pictures to your mobile device, from anywhere.
Pogoplug will also display PDF, Excel, Word and PowerPoint documents, enabling you to view all your productivity files on mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone. Seriously?
It does more, but then I’m over-sharing again. For $99.99 at www.bestbuy.com Come on, you know you want one.
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Pogoplug Pro – Share what you want, with who you want. No uploading required
Hello, multipurpose! Seagate’s Pogoplug-based FreeAgent DockStar — at least at a glance — isn’t much good to those who aren’t buying up DockStar HDDs. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll realize that this minuscule adapter packs a 1.2GHz Marvell processor, 128MB of RAM and 256MB of ROM. There’s also a smattering of USB ports and an Ethernet socket; add that all up, and you’ve got a hacker’s playground. One Hunter Davis decided to see just how much he could squeeze out of this here peripheral, which can be widely found for as little as $25 nowadays. Thanks to a copy of Debian Linux, a good bit of programming know-how, a DisplayLink USB-to-VGA adapter and a USB sound adapter, he was able to concoct a homegrown emulation console that could handle nearly everything he threw at it. ‘Course, you’ll have to spring for those other parts if you don’t have a house full of random doodads, but once he figures out how to install a battery and make the entire setup portable… look out! Head on past the break for an in-action video.
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