In actual home use, the new Pogolug can become quite a tangle of cords. A Seagate USB hard drive has nowhere to rest except for beside the unit. Plugged into the front USB port is a LaCie key-shaped USB drive, attached to our keychain.
Video streaming from a Pogoplug-connected hard drive to the Xbox 360 worked, but tended toward stuttery video quality. Certain video formats wouldn't play, and knowing which would work was as trial-and-error as it was on the PS3. All videos show up in one long list, which can be difficult to browse.
A new feature to the Pogoplug software is Active Copy, which copies a folder from one connected hard drive to another with updates whenever the folder's contents are changed. We'd prefer if it worked with our laptop's files, too, but it's limited to devices plugged directly into the Pogoplug.
To our pleasant surprise, the Pogoplug's browser interface works pretty well on the iPad (shown here). Music, photos, and even video can be accessed, with greater controls than the limited iPhone interface. Unfortunately, using multitouch to control the browser's small icons was challenging.
Video streaming on the iPad sometimes worked well in the same room as the Pogoplug device, but noncompatible video files only stream for 10 seconds until they are HTML5-converted by the Pogoplug, a process that isn't clearly indicated or explained. Still, it's a promising way to share video on an iPad if the kinks can be worked out.