The trouble with all the content on your hard drive is that it’s on…erm, your hard drive. So imagine how cool it would be if you could access all those lovely documents, photos and movies from anywhere in the world. Imagine no more because the idiot-proof Pogoplug is here.
This highly acclaimed pink (you heard, pink!) gizmo connects any USB hard drive to the internet, giving you (and anyone else you choose) full web access to its contents from wherever you may roam. Once connected you can peruse and download your files from any computer in the world. Just log on and get gawping. Easy!
Looks cute on your desk
If you’re really posh you can use your iPhone to ‘phone home’ for files. You can also stream vids and music directly to your iPhone rather than clogging up its storage. Pogoplug will even stream files to your PS3 or Xbox 360. Huzzah!
But wait, there’s more: Pogoplug lets you share selected files with friends and family without having to upload to Facebook or Flickr. Simply send ‘em a link for instant access. You can share albums, show off your latest pics (no, not those ones) and even give Auntie Flo access to recently recorded vids (definitely not those ones). It’s like having your own personal cloud without the obligatory server issues.
There's even an iPhone application so you can always "phone home" to get your files!
Set up is a doddle. Forget IP addresses and complex geeky stuff. Simply connect Pogoplug to your router (via the supplied network cable), plug in your USB hard drive or memory stick and register online at my.pogoplug.com. Alakazam, your drive is now online and ready to use. It’s easy peasy. More importantly, it works. No hassle, bugs or bother.
1. Plug your Pogoplug into a wall socket or power strip 2. Connect your Pogoplug to your router with the supplied network cable 3. Connect any external hard drive or memory stick to the USB port in your Pogoplug 4. From your computer, go to my.pogoplug.com and type in your unique Pogoplug registration code 5. That's it! Your drive is now online and ready to use
Screenshot of the software
If you’re still not convinced by the power of Pogoplug, feel free to continue your travels armed with external hard drives. And enjoy twiddling your thumbs waiting for whopping great photo albums to upload. Shall we go on? No, best buy a Pogoplug, eh?
Easy to Install: All the files from your external hard drive can be viewed or downloaded through your Web browser, with no need to download or install extra software.
Full Web Access: Installing your Pogoplug is as simple as connecting two cables, then visiting our website. No need to call your office networking guy.
iPhone Support: Access all your media from an iPhone, and even send new pictures from your iPhone straight to your home, with a single click.
Works Just Like Your Hard Drive: Your Pogoplug is accessible through Windows Explorer and Mac Finder. It's just like using a drive that is directly connected to your computer.
Pogoplug introduces 2.0 Android app – adding new features and creating the best mobile experience for accessing personal files and media from any Android phone
Pogoplug introduces Web Printing – You can now print from an iPad, iPhone, Android or other mobile device from anywhere in the world. The setup is simple; all users need to do is plug any HP or Epson printer made since 2005 into a USB port on the Pogoplug, or if it’s a network printer, simply have it on the same network as the Pogoplug. This is a firmware update so automatically updates when your Pogoplug is plugged in!
Power requirements: 100-240V, 50/60HZ
Power consumption: 5W
Drive connection: USB 2.0
Drive Formats: NTFS, FAT32, Mac OS Extended Journaled and non-Journaled (HFS+), EXT-2/EXT-3
Network connection: Gigabit Ethernet
Operating Systems: MS Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OSX 10.5 and above (Intel and PowerPC) 32bit kernel only, Linux
Web browsers: Safari, FireFox 3, IE 7, IE 8, Chrome