CNET editors' reviewSee full review
The good: Affordable bring-your-own storage network file server; connect to home network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet; tons of features, ranging from media streaming to cloud printing; can be accessed online from a wide range of smartphones and devices, including the iOS and Android models.
The bad: Awkward and unintuitive media browsing experience; unreliable and choppy playback and file format compatibility makes audio and especially video streaming unreliable; unattractive design; many of the advanced features like cloud printing and media streaming don't work reliably.
The Pogoplug Pro adds Wi-Fi and costs $30 less than its predecessor, and remains a unique and easy-to-set-up device for sharing files online. However, many of its higher-end features (printing, media streaming) remain buggy and unreliable.
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Pros: After the update that went live a few weeks back, pogoplug has doubled their speeds and the GUI is much nicer. All I want now is better video playback from 3g/4g networks. Could pogoplug optimize the playback to what ever device you are trying to play it
Cons: it's not cheaper.....I have no cons besides better video playback.
I love the backup feature and the ability to make pogoplug part of any computer and access it as a drive. Having it on my android makes it nice to run and stream music from my home. I do not store anything on my Asus 1215n laptop or my Asus transformer tablet, or my rooted Droid X. I love the pogo plug.
"Works as advertised and incredibly convenient"
Pros: Make your data/documents/media available anywhere you go with no fuss, and share with friends/family easily.
Cons: Have to keep your computer on... I'm considering getting a hardware Pogoplug instead. :)
Summary: This is a great piece of software. I've been using it for a while now with no major problems, and it makes sharing media a breeze. Good stuff!