Will Pogoplug Video now make cloud video sharing easier?
Cloud Engines' Pogoplug Video costs more than other Pogoplugs is designed for sharing video over the Internet without transcoding. Will it be a better solution to a challenging problem?
We've reviewed several iterations of the
The $199 Pogoplug Video, now available, clearly aims to fix those problems. While it looks the same as any other Pogoplug, Cloud Engines promises that the Video will stream files without any prior transcoding, and will stream "high-resolution photos and videos to most media players."
It's unclear from Cloud Engines' Web site how that "enhanced video optimization" is achieved, but Pogoplug executives claimed in a conversation last year that the Pogoplug Video's processor was significantly improved. We haven't reviewed one yet, but consider our interest piqued. Could this be a better home NAS solution for DLNA streaming? We'll let you know more when we have one in the office to review.
The Pogoplug Video is currently available for sale at Best Buy and Buy.com.