What can $99 buy? How about the ability to access a USB hard drive from anywhere in the world with no subscription fee. Cloud Engines has announced that the Pogoplug, a small device that connects a USB hard drive to the Internet, is now shipping. Touted as easy and secure, the Pogoplug allows even novice computer users to share files on a USB hard drive around the world. The Pogoplug also s with a convenient iPhone app that allows users to easily access and share files.
The Pogoplug can be ordered directly from www.pogoplug.com with no additional fees. Full system requirements and additional information are available on the company’s web site. We are eager to obtain a review unit to test Cloud Engine’s claims.
The official press release states,
“The Pogoplug is ideal for consumers who have an external hard drive and have high speed Internet at home. The device is easy to use and setup, and does not require special home networking knowledge or configuration. Once connected, all the files from an external drive can be viewed or downloaded through any Web browser Pogoplug can be used just like a desktop drive from any Windows or Mac computer. The product comes with a free iPhone application that lets users download and upload files from the road. Pogoplug is the perfect accompaniment to any external hard drive or USB memory stick, adding desirable functionality at an affordable price with no monthly service fees.“
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