The CloudEngines Pogoplug is a clever little gizmo that turns USB hard drives into network-attached storage. And not just network-attached, but also Web-accessible.
Originally $129, the second-generation Pogoplug is on sale at Buy.com for just $47.99 shipped.
It works like this: you plug the unit into your router, then connect up to four USB hard drives to the Pogoplug. The advantages to such a setup are myriad: super-easy file sharing between PCs, remote access to your files (it creates a Web-accessible server), media streaming to devices like iPhones and iPads, and so on.
If you already have a drive or two to devote to the device, great. If not, extra storage is as cheap as ever: here's the ever-popular 1TB Fantom USB drive for $59.99 shipped (after mail-in rebate).
You can find out more about the Pogoplug in my original write-up for Business Hacks, or at the Pogoplug site. Bottom line: I did think the gadget was overpriced at $129, but at $48, well, let's just say I've got my credit card out.
Bonus deal: Today only, Woot.sellout has the 4GB Eye-Fi Share Video wireless SDHC card for $29.99 (plus $5 shipping). I really dig the Eye-Fi cards, but always thought they were way overpriced. Although this is still about 20 bucks more than you'd pay for a standard 4GB card, the convenience is definitely worth it.