For many, just the thought of setting up and using a network attached storage (NAS) device makes their eyes cross and their pulses increase. While even the technophobic recognize the benefits of having a network-based repository of files for sharing and backup, the concept can still seem daunting to some. The reality is that NAS devices have become surprisingly easy to set up and use, but most still require at least a modicum of networking knowhow. In a bid to allay the fears of even the greenest of computer users, however, CloudEngine's Pogoplug makes setting up and using a NAS device as easy as it can possibly be. The Pogoplug is the size of large AC adapter. It has Ethernet and USB ports; and instead of using built-in hard drives for storage, you provide your own USB-based drive, such as an external USB hard drive or USB thumb drive. The Pogoplug should be accessible over a network connection by any device with a built-in Web browser; but CloudEngines also offers free client apps for accessing the Pogoplug directly from within Windows XP and Vista, the Mac OS, and Linux, where the Pogoplug simply appears as connected drive. CloudEngines even has a free iPhone app for accessing the Pogoplug on your iPhone or iPod touch. Click the link below and check it out... Pogoplug NAS Device Review
The Pogoplug makes a great web server too: www.AzaleaRSS.com/Pogoplug
Kudos to the first product made from the Sheevaplug to come to market.
If I wasn't able to mount pogoplug as a virtual drive in linux, I'd throw it in the trash! The first android pogoplug app hardly worked, but at least I could view .avi files. The new app has a pop up that says"must have video player that supports .avi files",although with the original app I used the default video player on my elocity a7 and it played these files just fine. Further more when I try to use the original pogoplug android app the startup screen informs me that there is a new app on the market and I am unable to access any thing at all within the old app. All in all I'm glad that I found a super cheap deal on the pogoplug for $39.99, because I'd want to kick my self if I had spent any more money on it. The old pogoplug android app was like to garbage waiting on the curb for monday trash pickup and for the new app is as to the likes of the land fill. I wouldn't recommend this to any one to use as a personal cloud solution for use on an android device. I can't speak for how it works on the apple devices. I realy think the way this pogoplug app for android was developed is a complete disregard for pogoplug customers. I recommend don't waist your money on this pogoplug pro device, you get what you pay for and I only spent $39.99. :(
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