Friday, November 20, 2009
Pogoplug: Connect Your External Hard Drive to the World
Has it ever happened to you that sometimes the files you want are stuck inside your external hard disk? For example my little girl's 3rd birthday video is over an hour long and is definitely more than 500 MB, thus I can't upload it to YouTube. In order for my folks to view it, I need to bring them to my desktop PC or burn the video on a DVD disk and watch it on a DVD player. If you ask me that's too much of an inconvenience at this time and age. It's a good thing that there's a device called the Pogoplug.
The Pogoplug is a device that allows the files in your external hard drive to be accessible to anyone you desire on the web. Besides videos, you can also access and upload documents, pictures, and anything else! Imagine that your external hard disk drive has its own little site on the web! You can choose what other people can see or retrieve from your Pogoplug. For example, you can have your girlfriend access your pictures, and your business partner with the business files and documents. Another cool thing about it is that it can also be accessed through an iPhone, Blackberry, or Android phone. This means that pictures and videos don't need to reside inside your phone thus allowing it to have only the essential files in there.
Although it may be a bit costly at $129, there are no monthly or subscription fees for the website. Yep, once you buy it--that's it! So there you go, Pogoplug a computing cloud that connects directly to your external hard drive or USB.