Cloud Engine has shown us the next-generation Pogoplug. The multimedia sharing device uses a new beautiful industrial design that allows it to expand significantly from the first model: it is now possible to connect four USB hard drives to increase the storage capacity to several Terabytes. This great for edgy consumers, but also for independent professionals and small businesses.
The software has also been improved too: Pogoplug can now automatically synchronize files from connected computers. Organizing photos and videos has been simplified as well, and the demo that we’ve seen was very convincing. Video support has not been forgotten, and Pogoplug 2 is smart enough to convert most video formats (except AVCHD for now) into mp4 for streaming and sharing. The front-end web interface is nice and clean. If you really want to go overboard, it is possible to install several Pogoplugs and create your own cloud.
We know that the devices are on their way right now by plane and boat, so Pogoplugs are scheduled to ship in December. The price? $129