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Competition The Pogoplug 2 from Cloud Engines connects your storage - external HDDs and USB Flash keys - to your own network and the wider internet beyond it. And we have one to give away to a lucky Reg Hardware reader.

Cloud Engines Pogoplug

CE's brightly coloured gadget - you can read our review here - packs in a trio of USB 2.0 ports on the back and a fourth on the front. Hook 'em up with hard drives then connect the Pogoplug's Gigabit Ethernet port to your router and you're ready to go.

Even if that doesn't take your fancy, its Linux-derived open source OS has already spawned a community of hackers who've installed their own distro and apps on top, bringing new functionality to the hardware.

The Pogoplug is ready to be connected to through a web UI - or there are Windows, Mac OS X and Linux apps ready to mount its drives onto your computer's desktop.

Cloud Engines Pogoplug

To try and win the Pogoplug, all you have to do is answer the following three questions correctly, provide your full name and a valid email address. After the competition closes at Midnight, Sunday 4 April 2010, the Reg Hardware randomiser will be called on to pick the winner from all the valid entries.

Entry to the competition is free. Sorry, but the competition is only open to readers resident in the UK aged 18 or above.

This competition has now closed.

Terms and Conditions

The Register Hardware Pogoplug 2 competition is open to all readers of Register Hardware resident in the UK aged 18 or over. No purchase is necessary to enter the competition. Pogoplug 2 requires a home network to share files locally, and a broadband internet connection to share files online. Neither are included.

The Competition is not open to employees of Cloud Engines and Situation Publishing Ltd, their families, or agents. Only one entry is permitted per household. Multiple entries will be disqualified. No cash alternatives will be offered. The prize is subject to availability and if, due to circumstances beyond Register Hardware's control, we are unable to provide the stated prize, an alternative prize of equivalent value will be supplied. Register Hardware will not be liable if the prize does not reach the winner for reasons beyond our control, or if the prize is damaged during delivery.

Each entrant must supply a valid email address to which a confirmation email will be sent should the entrant's name be drawn. The winner will be the first name drawn from entrants who have correctly answered the questions posed. Winners will be notified by email within 28 days of the closing date, and must respond within one week. Winners who do not respond within this time may be disqualified and another winner drawn in their place. The Editor's decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. Closing date: Midnight, Sunday, 4 April 2010.

By entering the competition you agree to have your supplied personal details passed to the sponsor so that they can contact you with further information about their company, products and services.

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