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Friday September 2, 2011 3:21 pm

Pogoplug Mobile lets you create your own cloud storage solution

Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: Accessories, PC / Laptop, Storage

Pogoplug Mobile

Cloud Engines on Thursday announced Pogoplug Mobile, the first mobile-focused hardware product.

Pogoplug Mobile is a small, black box onto which you can attach a USB drive or SD memory card. Once you do, you can see all the files and media stored on the devices and access them remotely or share them by activating an account at my.pogoplug.com.

Users can stream unlimited amounts of multimedia files—including photos, music, and videos—from their home network to their iPhones and Android-based smartphones, as well as the iPad. Apple iOS users receive the benefit of instant streaming of media libraries. For Android users, Pogoplug Mobile provides a unified streaming and sharing service and enables automatic backup of all multimedia files and other content. Cloud Engines said this was a "kind of iCloud for Android users, but in your home."

There are no storage limits with Pogoplug Mobile, which integrates with desktop software. Pogoplug also updated the software design and interface.

Pogoplug Mobile is $79.99. It will be available in October, but pre-orders are being accepted now. Specs include Gigabit Eternet, compatibility with Windows XP, Vista, and 7, as well as Mac OS 10.6.6 and above and Linx. The hardware is compatible with iPhone, iPad OS 4.2 or later and Android OS 2.1 or later.

Pogoplug has snagged partnerships with Seagate, Sony, and Buffalo and said there are more to come with its new software product.

This article, written by Samara Lynn, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc.

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