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Pogoplug 2 Includes More Pink

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By Evan Ackerman

Cloud Engines has unveiled a new version of their Pogoplug hard drive mobile access networker sharing thingy. Um, let me take another stab at that: Pogoplug (which we first saw last year at CES) is a little tiny computer that talks to USB hard drives and makes their content accessible from anywhere, and easily sharable with anyone. It doesn’t do anything that you couldn’t do with all kinds of major networking headaches, but that’s exactly why it’s so useful: you just plug it in, it works, and you’re done.

Version 2 of the Pogoplug features a redesign that incorporates a few more USB ports, making it easier to add multiple drives, although you can also use a USB hub to do the same thing. It comes on a weird pink sled, which personally I’m not a big fan of… I kinda liked the unapologetic functionality and smaller form factor of the original. There are also a host of new features on the software side, the most notable of which are automatic media syncing and global search, but you’ll also find new tools for creating and sharing media slide shows and other social features like a sharing address book.

The Pogoplug 2 is currently on pre-order for $129 (looks like the original version is still an even $100), which includes a lifetime of web sharing service.

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  • EspritOuvert

    That is a very bright and obnoxious pink. Do you absolutely need to use the sleigh?

  • http://zotel.livejournal.com/ Zotel

    Can I get this in Mossy Oak camo instead? I'd settle for cubicle beige even!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin-Murd/1628091753 Martin Murd

    Besides the gift-factor styling for my baby sister…. i see no point of getting myself on.

  • mcman

    Evan, what did I tell you about using the word “thingy”? Are you a man or not? Don't you feel the least bit effeminate using that word? Trust me, “jigger” works better and sound much more masculine.

    Carry on.

  • Jessicat

    For the $29 I'd get the newer version. I have about three hard drives that I juggle and to place them all on the network would be amazing. I usually have to plug one in to see what's on it and search each one individually. I think this would help a lot.

  • markinsonmarshal

    Wow this pink colour is awesome as it will
    attract girls, not only girls but pink is
    liked by boys too. This is an amazing
    gadget and everyone should have one.
    BPM

  • markinsonmarshal

    Wow this pink colour is awesome as it will
    attract girls, not only girls but pink is
    liked by boys too. This is an amazing
    gadget and everyone should have one.
    BPM