Cloud Engines, Inc. unveiled the second generation of the award winning
Pogoplug multimedia sharing device today giving consumers more
flexibility to store personal content safely in the home and access,
manage, and share it from anywhere on the Internet. The new Pogoplug
hardware sports a new design boasting multiple USB ports supporting up
to 4 external drives for expanded data capacity. The new Pogoplug also
gives users improved sharing capabilities, an easy drag-and-drop
interface to create engaging multi-media slide shows, seamless media
playback, and enhanced sharing with friends on Facebook, Twitter and
Pogoplug acts like a gateway from your home or office through the
Internet. It allows you to access, share and even stream your personal
digital media directly to anybody, anywhere in the world. Your content
always remains physically in your home or office, making it secure,
convenient and available on your terms. Pogoplug is perfect for those
individuals with increasingly mobile lifestyles and small businesses in
need of simple, inexpensive mobile data access solutions.
"The reaction to the Pogoplug has been incredible. By listening to user
feedback and following our own product roadmap, we are bringing a great
second-generation product that gives our customers access to a host of
new features that both improve the function of the Pogoplug, and add to
the fun of using it as well." said Daniel Putterman, CEO of Cloud
Engines, Inc. "We are committed to giving our customers the best way to
access their data from anywhere in the world, pushing the envelope with
both product quality and design aesthetic. The result is what you see
The new Pogoplug design retains the simplicity and ease of use of the
original while listening to consumer feedback and adding the ability to
directly connect up to 4 external hard
improved functionality for users with multiple drives and an increasing
need for easy synching and sharing of their digital libraries. This
upgrade turns the Pogoplug into an even more prominent feature in the
modern digital home or small business.
Automatically Synchronize Photos, Videos, Music and Other Selected Content
Users can synchronize their Pogoplug with their PC or Mac to
automatically import new content from popular applications such as
Player, and iPhoto. This feature allows Pogoplug owners to "set it and
forget it" and always have access to new photos, videos and music from
anywhere on the Internet.
Drag-and-Drop Music and Photo Slideshows
Users can easily create and share fun and engaging slideshows using
their stored photos, videos and music. Creating a slideshow with
Pogoplug is as simple as drag and drop, and sharing these slideshows is
just as easy as ever. Once a user’s link is shared and viewed, their
slideshow will immediately begin with the photos, videos and music they
selected, playing seamlessly in the viewer’s browser.
Easier Sharing with Pogoplug Address Book
Pogoplug Address Book greatly improves the speed and ease of use of
sharing with a user’s friends and family. Pogoplug automatically
remembers all email addresses entered in a user’s previous shares –
even if that share no longer exists – and makes them available in an
easy to use address book to make sharing truly one click away.
Global Search Across Multiple Drives and Pogoplugs
With support for multiple drives on a single Pogoplug (and multiple
Pogoplugs on the same account) Pogoplug has added "global" search
support across all of a user’s Pogoplugs and drives. Search filters are
now a distinct feature, allowing users to view all of their photos,
videos and music in a single organized view, or to search for a
specific file across all Pogoplugs and drives.
Organize Your Music, Photos and Videos
Pogoplug automatically displays music by Album, Artist and Genre, and
shows cover art for quick access to a user’s favorite music. Photos are
now displayed by photo timeline and videos are only a click away,
including the ability to watch a preview in the thumbnail itself.
Play movies directly from my.pogoplug.com, or even to the iPhone
Pogoplug now supports the playback of videos directly from a Pogoplug,
with support for the most popular cameras, video cameras and mobile
phones. Movies can be shared and viewed directly from the Pogoplug
website – or even from an iPhone!
Pricing and Availability
We are currently taking Pre-Orders for Pogoplug at www.pogoplug.com
Units will ship before the end of the year – just in time for the
Holiday Season. The Pogoplug has a suggested retail price of $129, with
no additional service fees.