Pogoplug to hop into Britain next month
Internet drive-sharing gadget crosses pond
Pogoplug, Cloud Engines' media sharing gadget, is finally coming to the UK.
The unit, which links up to four USB hard drives to the internet, is due to go on sale here on 15 February.
Pretty in pink: Pogoplug
The unit, now in its second generation design, aims to make digital content available to you when you're travelling. Files are accessed though either a web browser, Windows Explorer or Mac OS X's Finder.
Content can also be shared with friends and family to whom you have granted access, and you can stream it to mobile devices - handy if you want to view your vidoes on your iPhone or Nexus One while you're out and about.
Hook your hard drives up to the internet
Über-geeks can do all this with NAS boxes, of course, but Pogoplug's pitch is to make this kind of thing easy for everyone else.
Pogoplug will cost £99. ®
Pah, already got mine
Uber geeks order in the US and get them well in advance of the UK release.
Great bit of kit though, version 1 isn't pink, so thats an improvment too...
... would have worked out how much the electric bill would be from leaving a PC on all the time for this sort of remote access (by definition, you're not at home using the PC!)... compare the ~200W for a regular PC to the ~5W for the pogoplug (or the sheevaplug if you're so geeky, or the NSLU2 if you're old school), and you'd realise that it'd pay for itself within 6 months!
Mmm. Sheevaplug. Mmm.
If I wasn't on the dole, I'd have snapped one up weeks ago.
Still, nice to see it being utilised commercially.