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IFA 2011 Cloud Engines, the build-your-own-cloud-storage company, has unveiled a junior member of its Pogoplug device family: the Pogoplug Mobile.

Cloud Engines Pogoplug Mobile mini Nas for phones

The compact unit sports a single USB 2.0 port to which you can hook up external storage to share online. You don't even need a drive - the Mobile also has an SD slot ready for you to run a personal version of Dropbox.

Cloud Engines Pogoplug Mobile mini Nas for phones

Geared toward smartphone users, the gadget links to software that not only provides you with access to content on your connected storage - media can be streamed across the net - but also duplicates new material on the handset - snaps you've taken, or music you've downloaded - back to base.

Cloud Engines Pogoplug Mobile mini Nas for phones

All this is implemented in separate apps for Android devices, iPhones and iPads.

In addition to the USB and SD ports, the Mobile has a Gigabit Ethernet jack for the network link.

Cloud Engines Pogoplug Mobile mini Nas for phones

Pogoplug Mobile goes on sale early October for $80/£60. ®

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