San Francisco's Cloud Engines has announced its first mobile-focused device at IFA 2011
. Pogoplug Mobile will allow users to securely stream entire libraries of digital content from connected storage in their homes to their Android or iOS mobile phone and tablet, without having to worry about bothersome monthly fees or storage limits. It will also cater for private sharing of media with family and friends and could well be the perfect companion for Amazon's Cloud Drive and Player
or Apple's upcoming iCloud
service. Gizmag caught up with Pogoplug's Daniel Putterman in Berlin for a quick look at what's on offer...
Pogoplug, the multimedia sharing device we first saw at CES 2009
, has added to its list of features. Now, as well as allowing users to access their media on any PC via the web, users can also stream content to Xbox 360 and PS3 game consoles from any local or remotely located Pogoplug. Additionally, the Pogoplug is now capable of offsite backup thanks to the enhanced Active Copy feature that automatically copies files to a Pogoplug in another location.
The Pogoplug is a diskless file server that plugs into your wall, and connects to your home network and to any external hard drive of your choice. OK, this sounds similar to dozens of existing home servers already on the market, but Pogoplug's secret sauce is a proprietary tunneling mechanism that let you access files on the device both at home and on the road, via your PC, Mac, or even iPhone.