Pogoplug, a web-connected USB media-sharing device, is set to launch in the UK next month.
The Pogoplug is a USB hub that supports up to four USB drives, and connects via ethernet to home broadband networks.
It’s claimed that the Pogoplug gives more flexibility to store, manage and share personal data across the internet.
Its makers say that the Pogoplug is designed to share music, videos, photos or other data stored on connected devices. It supports hard drives or USB memory sticks – although the Pogoplug itself has no integrated storage.
Connecting a Pogoplug to a Wi-Fi router and a desktop or portable hard drive means that users can use an online web application – my.pogoplug.com – to search across all drives connected to the Pogoplug.
The Pogoplug has a drag-and-drop interface that its manufacturers claim makes it easy to create multimedia slide show and play media files. It works with social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and MySpace.
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The Pogoplug’s makers describe the device as a ‘runaway success in the US’. It works with dedicated iPhone and Android apps that can access a user’s Pogoplug via 3G or Wi-Fi networks.
The Pogoplug will be available to buy in the UK from 15 February 2010, and is expected to cost £99. Full details are available at the Pogoplug website.
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