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  • Pogoplug Pro Now Includes Built-in Wi-Fi


    Pogoplug today unveiled a more sophisticated looking Pogoplug Pro model that now includes built-in Wi-Fi. Previous models required a USB dongle to have Wi-Fi connectivity. Users can now access up to four USB drives at a time and printing from the cloud is now supported as well. With this update, Pogoplug has decided to abandon the previous models pink enclosure for a more desktop friendly black and with pink accent case instead.

    Cloud-based storage couldn’t be easier using a Pogoplug Pro device. Simply attach a USB hard drive to the unit, plug it in, set up the software and you’ve got your own personal storage in the cloud. Users can then access there connected hard drives from any standard web-browser. Accessing the drive does require users go through Pogoplug servers, but this should not be a problem most of the time.

    Pogoplug has also updated their iOS app. Improvements include: background music streaming, faster app switching, background photo uploading, Pogoplug print dialog, and the usual bug fixes. Using this app you can stream music, movies, pictures and other supported files to your iOS device.



    There are other solutions for accessing files when you are away from the computer, such as streaming apps like Air Video or ZumoCast. These methods, however, require the user to leave their computers turned on in order to access files. For most users, this method works well, but some would rather leave their computers turned off and still have access to their files. Online Storage is another way to go. Sites like Dropbox are easily accessable from any computer, but users are only given 2Gb of storage with a free account.

    If you’ve ever been interested in setting up your own personal Network-attached storage system, a Pogoplug is about the easiest plug-and-play option available today. That is, until Apple decides to jump into the cloud feet-first.

    The Pogoplug Pro is available today exclusively at BestBuy stores for $99. It’s currently selling for $30 less than the original model, so I wouldn’t be surprise to see the non-pro model be discontinued in the near future.

    Source: Engadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Pogoplug Pro Now Includes Built-in Wi-Fi started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Niceeeee i like this
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      very cool, very interested in this
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      Yes defiantly seems worth it
    1. Kaisei's Avatar
      Kaisei -
      Slow news day, huh?

      Anyway, can't you do something similar with dropbox and a USB hub? Although, I guess you are not limited to the 2GB for free users.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Thats pretty cool.
    1. tekjargon's Avatar
      tekjargon -
      And if you don't care about wireless or having a pink and white box on your desk you can take advantage or everyone selling off the old models for about $45 like me!
      :-D
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      I have the regular (pink) Pogoplug and absolutely love it. The firmware was recently upgraded to share printers too. It's great!
    1. mmurphmsu's Avatar
      mmurphmsu -
      That looks like a pretty cool device, may have to pick one up.
    1. kadernal's Avatar
      kadernal -
      I think im going to go pick one up today.
    1. catten's Avatar
      catten -
      where can buy this?