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Pogoplug hands-on

For only $99, the Pogoplug turns any USB hard drive you own into an internet-accessible drive.

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Pogoplug hands-on

The Pogoplug plugs right into a wall, while our USB hard drive plugs into it. An ethernet cable runs from the Pogoplug to our router.
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The Pogoplug plugs right into a wall, while our USB hard drive plugs into it. An ethernet cable runs from the Pogoplug to our router.
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The Pogoplug plugs right into a wall, while our USB hard drive plugs into it. An ethernet cable runs from the Pogoplug to our router.
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Scanning for files from Pogoplug's web browser interface is simple- and songs can be streamed right in the browser interface.
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From the browser window Pogoplug interface, users can choose to download any file from their remote hard drive.
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A built-in photo-viewing album on the Pogoplug web browser interface lets you exhibit a slideshow, even while music streamed from the remote hard drive plays in the background.
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From within the browser, files can be assembled in public sharing folders and links sent out via Twitter, Facebook or Myspace. An RSS feed can also be published, with links to each shared file.
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A link sent to Twitter opened up this public-view selection of files from our Pogoplug-connected hard drive.
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Downloadable client software allows the Pogoplug drive to be accessed like a remote online volume, dragging files on and off.
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Pogoplug's iPhone app allows viewing and even audio streaming of remotely-stored files while on the go.
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A search bar on the iPhone app prevents excessive scrolling through documents.
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Text files (such as this draft of a CNET review) can open within the iPhone app, but are view-only.
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This doesn't look like much, but individual music files can be streamed to an iPhone over Wi-Fi or 3G from the Pogoplug remote hard drive with a delay of just a handful of seconds.
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Photo viewing on the iPhone app--photos can also be downloaded and cached for offline viewing.

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