Second Gen Pogoplug Turns 4 USB HDDs Into NAS Drives

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Cloud Engines has made a good name for itself with its original Pogoplug, a device that essentially turned any USB external hard driveinto a NAS drive. The original Pogoplug had a single USB port, enablingone HDD to be accessed over the Internet. The company has just launchedits second generation device, and this one is far more functional.

The new Pogoplug hardware is really stylish, boasting a clear case withcolorful accents. The single device supports up to 4 HDDs, enabling atotal of four USB hard drives to instantly become Web-accessible. Italso provides a drag-and-drop interface to create engaging multi-mediaslide shows, seamless media playback, and enhanced sharing with friendson Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Moreover, it will automatically syncphotos, videos, music and other media, and it supports both Mac and PCplatforms.

Pre-orders are open now for $129 (without any additional service fees), and it's supposed to ship by the year's end.


San Francisco, Calif. – November 20, 2009 – Cloud Engines, Inc.unveiled the second generation of the award winning Pogoplug multimediasharing device today giving consumers more flexibility to storepersonal content safely in the home and access, manage, and share itfrom anywhere on the Internet. The new Pogoplug hardware sports a newdesign boasting multiple USB ports supporting up to 4 external drivesfor expanded data capacity. The new Pogoplug also gives users improvedsharing capabilities, an easy drag-and-drop interface to createengaging multi-media slide shows, seamless media playback, and enhancedsharing with friends on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.

Pogoplug acts like a gateway from your home or office through theInternet. It allows you to access, share and even stream your personaldigital media directly to anybody, anywhere in the world. Your contentalways remains physically in your home or office, making it secure,convenient and available on your terms. Pogoplug is perfect for thoseindividuals with increasingly mobile lifestyles and small businesses inneed of simple, inexpensive mobile data access solutions.

"The reaction to the Pogoplug has been incredible. By listening to userfeedback and following our own product roadmap, we are bringing a greatsecond-generation product that gives our customers access to a host ofnew features that both improve the function of the Pogoplug, and add tothe fun of using it as well." said Daniel Putterman, CEO of CloudEngines, Inc. "We are committed to giving our customers the best way toaccess their data from anywhere in the world, pushing the envelope withboth product quality and design aesthetic. The result is what you seehere today."

NEW HARDWARE

The new Pogoplug design retains the simplicity and ease of use of theoriginal while listening to consumer feedback and adding the ability todirectly connect up to 4 external hard drives at once. The resultingproduct boasts an improved design with greatly improved functionalityfor users with multiple drives and an increasing need for easy synchingand sharing of their digital libraries. This upgrade turns the Pogopluginto an even more prominent feature in the modern digital home or smallbusiness.

NEW FEATURES

Automatically Synchronize Photos, Videos, Music and Other Selected Content

Users can synchronize their Pogoplug with their PC or Mac toautomatically import new content from popular applications such asiTunes, Windows Media Player, and iPhoto. This feature allows Pogoplugowners to "set it and forget it" and always have access to new photos,videos and music from anywhere on the Internet.

Drag-and-Drop Music and Photo Slideshows

Users can easily create and share fun and engaging slideshows usingtheir stored photos, videos and music. Creating a slideshow withPogoplug is as simple as drag and drop, and sharing these slideshows isjust as easy as ever. Once a user's link is shared and viewed, theirslideshow will immediately begin with the photos, videos and music theyselected, playing seamlessly in the viewer's browser.

Easier Sharing with Pogoplug Address Book

Pogoplug Address Book greatly improves the speed and ease of use ofsharing with a user's friends and family. Pogoplug automaticallyremembers all email addresses entered in a user's previous shares -even if that share no longer exists – and makes them available in aneasy to use address book to make sharing truly one click away.

Global Search Across Multiple Drives and Pogoplugs

With support for multiple drives on a single Pogoplug (and multiplePogoplugs on the same account) Pogoplug has added "global" searchsupport across all of a user's Pogoplugs and drives. Search filters arenow a distinct feature, allowing users to view all of their photos,videos and music in a single organized view, or to search for aspecific file across all Pogoplugs and drives.

Organize Your Music, Photos and Videos

Pogoplug automatically displays music by Album, Artist and Genre, andshows cover art for quick access to a user's favorite music. Photos arenow displayed by photo timeline and videos are only a click away,including the ability to watch a preview in the thumbnail itself.

Play movies directly from my.pogoplug.com, or even to the iPhone

Pogoplug now supports the playback of videos directly from a Pogoplug,with support for the most popular cameras, video cameras and mobilephones. Movies can be shared and viewed directly from the Pogoplugwebsite – or even from an iPhone!

Pricing and Availability

We are currently taking Pre-Orders for Pogoplug at HYPERLINK"http://www.pogoplug.com"www.pogoplug.com Units will ship before theend of the year – just in time for the Holiday Season. The Pogoplug hasa suggested retail price of $129, with no additional service fees.

USEFUL LINKS

Pogoplug web site: HYPERLINK "http://www.pogoplug.com/"www.pogoplug.com
Product photos: HYPERLINK "http://www.flickr.com/photos/pogoplug"www.flickr.com/photos/pogoplug
Twitter feed: HYPERLINK "http://www.twitter.com/pogoplug"www.twitter.com/pogoplug
Pogoplug online community: HYPERLINK "http://www.pogoplugged.com" www.pogoplugged.com

ABOUT THE POGOPLUG

The Pogoplug is a device that connects up to 4 external hard drives tothe Internet. It is designed for consumers who have an external harddrive and have high speed Internet. Consumers can securely access andshare all of their content [Files, Photos, and Video] from any Webbrowser or enabled mobile device with no additional monthly fees. Freeyour inner drive.

ABOUT CLOUD ENGINES, INC.

Founded in 2007 by experienced entrepreneurs from the digital media andsecurity industries, Cloud Engines is located in San Francisco,California. The company was formed with a mission to change the waypersonal content is stored and distributed over the Internet. The CloudEngines philosophy is that by making a product simple, open andaffordable, the community will participate in making it better. Formore information, please visit our Web site, HYPERLINK"http://www.cloudengines.com/"www.cloudengines.com.
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3vi1 replied on Tue, Nov 24 2009 10:09 AM

Pink.

WTF.  Who do they think the audience for this device is?

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

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ClemSnide replied on Wed, Nov 25 2009 9:01 PM

Lady Gaga fans, perhaps? There's more of them than you'd imagine, and they're ALL on Facebook.


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