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Need an easy way to get at your files while on the road? Or share your photos and media with others? Plug any standard USB drive (an external hard drive or USB memory stick) into a $99 Pogoplug, and its contents instantly become accessible over the […]

Need an easy way to get at your files while on the road? Or share your photos and media with others? Plug any standard USB drive (an external hard drive or USB memory stick) into a $99 Pogoplug, and its contents instantly become accessible over the Internet. It’s a bit like having your own personal cloud storage without having to upload your files onto someone else’s servers. Your files become accessible via the secure my.pogoplug.com site, with any browser. You can even access them using an iPhone.

Our friend Kevin Tofel over at jkOnTheRun was very impresed in his detailed hands-on review. I really like the dead simple set up: just connect the Pogoplug to an outlet and your router (with the included cable, unfortunately it doesn’t support Wi-Fi), create an account on the Pogoplug web site, and then plug in your USB storage device (you can even plug in more than one using a USB hub). To share a file, just enable sharing in the web interface and enter the email addresses of the people you want to be able to access it. They’ll be sent a link to the file — no registration required.

Of course, if you’re tech savvy you can set up your own server, or use a host, but this seems like a foolproof and reasonably cheap way to access your files while away from home.

What do you use for remote file access?

  1. Om covered this yesterday too. See my comments in his thread.
    http://gigaom.com/2009/04/15/make-your-own-personal-cloud-with-pogoplug/#comment-937915

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  3. [...] a nifty little device that enables you to easily access your files from anywhere via the Web (see my previous post about it here) has been updated, with a second generation of the device being released. As Kevin over at [...]

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  4. [...] Pogoplug, a nifty little gadget that turns any USB drive into a personal storage locker accessible over the Internet, has received an update that’s particularly useful for web workers: You can now email files [...]

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  5. [...] 9:00am PDT No Comments        7 The Pogoplug, a nifty little gadget that turns any USB drive into a personal storage locker accessible over the Internet, has received an update that’s particularly useful for web workers: You can now email files [...]

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  6. [...] 9:00am PDT No Comments        0 The Pogoplug, a nifty little gadget that turns any USB drive into a personal storage locker accessible over the Internet, has received an update to its companion Android app. The new app includes several web [...]

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  7. [...] Pogoplug, a nifty little gadget that turns any USB drive into a personal storage locker accessible over the Internet, has received an update to its companion Android app. The new app includes several web [...]

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  8. [...] weren’t enough reasons to buy CloudEngines’ Pogoplug — the little gadget that turns any USB drive into a personal storage locker accessible over the Internet — the company today announced a neat new feature: web printing. You’ll soon be able to [...]

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