Pogoplug – Share and Access Files from Anywhere

Pogoplug is a device that started shipping this week that really caught my eye… Pogoplug is a “plug and play” network device that I see  becoming popular with the “file sharing” crowd.

Pogoplug

Pogoplug

You simply connect the Pogoplug device to your home network router; then connect an external drive or memory stick to the Pogoplug.  You can then access the files on the external drive or memory stick from anywhere on the internet by logging into an account that you setup with Pogoplug.  In essence you are creating a network attached storage device (NAS) using one or more external hard drives or memory sticks; however, on the negative side you have to go through the Pogoplug website to access your files.  Only concern I have at this time with this device is the level of security.

Pogoplug

Features:

Easy to install — Installing your Pogoplug is as simple as connecting two cables, then visiting the Pogoplug website.

Full Web access — All the files from your external hard drive can be viewed or downloaded through your Web browser, with no need to download or install extra software.

iPhone support — Access all your media from an iPhone, and even send new pictures from your iPhone straight to your home, with a single click.

Works just like your hard drive — Your Pogoplug is accessible through Windows Explorer and Mac Finder. It’s just like using a drive that is directly connected to your computer.

Safe, simple sharing — Easily share your home videos and photos with friends and family. No uploading required!

Add-ons — Pogoplug is getting even better all the time. The Pogoplug system is expandable over the Web. Soon, Pogoplug can connect directly to popular sites such as backup, file synchronization, photo printing and more.

Specs:

  • Dimensions (L x W x D): 4″ x 2.5″ x 2″
  • Power requirements: 100-240V, 50/60HZ
  • Drive connection: USB 2.0
  • Network connection: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Operating Systems: MS Windows XP, Vista (32-bit), Mac OSX 10.5 and above (Intel based)
  • Web browsers: Safari, FireFox 3, IE 7, Chrome

Reviews: If you are interested in the PogoPlug, I strongly encourage you to read the following reviews:

Gizmodo: Pogoplug Review: Share Any USB Disk Over the Net (Even to iPhone)

Engadget: Pogoplug review

cnet: First hands-on with Pogoplug

CrunchGear: Review: PogoPlug USB hard drive network sharing

Popular Science: Access Any Hard Drive from the Internet

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4 thoughts on “Pogoplug – Share and Access Files from Anywhere

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  1. Rick,
    Very interesting, and once again you’ve “scooped” me.

    The most intriguing aspect of this device, to me, is the flexibility of the you-attach-it-I-share-it connectivity.

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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  2. TechPaul,

    As I mentioned in the article and you will see in some of the reviews; the “security” of this device is a little foggy. Otherwise, I may be looking into something like this.

    Rick

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