|製品サイズ||10.16 x 25.65 x 18.03 cm; 793.79 g|
Pogoplug Multimedia Sharing Device by Pogoplug
Pogoplug lets you connect to any external hard drive and then access and share content through the internet;Stream videos, music and photos directly to your iPhone, Blackberry, Droid and other mobile devices;Works with Safari, Firefox 3, IE 7, IE 8 and Chrome Web Browers. MS Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.4 and above
The device could not connect to Pogoplug server. After trying for hours, I found out that Pogoplug NO LONGER offers the cloud service or supports the device. Had to RETURN IT, after spending numerous hours trying to get it to work. PLEASE DO NOT BUY.
After I bought this I expected to find discs with software/firmware. None. Researched to find out all connections and programming had to be done online. Pogoplug does not support this device anymore and from what I could tell no longer has an online presence. More research revealed some people have hacked the device by as I said reprogramming with Linux. Beyond my abilities. Also read that if pre-owned, if the the prior owner did not go online and 'unregister' the device it's also pretty much inaccessible. That's where I read people were drilling a small hole in the front to reset internal reset button.
Unless you can reprogram.... pretty much useless
Why two stars then? Well, I was uploading stuff to it on my home network and it was taking a long time. Since I was more or less sitting next to it, I decided that it would be faster to remove the hard drive and plug it directly into my computer. So I did this. When I was done and reconnected the hard drive to the Pogo plug, it stopped working. The light on the front turned orange (instead of green). I searched online for a solution. When I implemented the solution, it started working again, but now it was intermittent. Sometimes it would be up, sometime down. Maybe there is a solution for this if I really dig into it and do some more research, but frankly I don't know how many times I'm willing to search the net for a solution I shouldn't need.
Also, it's pink.
I'd recommend reading reviews of their newer products and see if you can get something that works a little better.
I have read a lot of reviews that complain about the device not working with this or that drive format as well as they had expected. What these people have not figured out is that the PogoPlug runs LINUX. Since it is not a Mac or Windows based device, it does not make a lot of sense to use a drive format that is native to those operating systems.
My setup is kind of unique I suppose. The external USB drive that I am using is a custom built job. The HDD itself came out of a WD MyBook whose electronics failed. Transplanting the drive into a new case kept it from a landfill.
Another common criticism of the PogoPlug is that you would be left unable to access your data if the PogoPlug company went out of business. There are many flaws to this logic. First, if you use a format like EXT3 or XFS which are standard supported Linux file systems, all you have to do is hook the drive to a pc and boot from a Linux LiveCD which are readily available. Second, there are websites which go into great detail as to how you can convert the PogoPlug into a stand alone Linux server without the need for the PogoPlug service.
I will say that I am currently using my PogoPlug with the default firmware and have been quite happy with it. It satisfied the curiosity I had about the device to the point that I will soon be buying the PogoPlug Pro with the intent to keep that one with the default firmware and re-image my original one to use as a LAMP server.
I'm probably not really the target customer for this type of product since I have a BS in Information Technology, but I'm a bit of a gadget nut so I couldn't help myself.
Also the links I send are only good for 2 weeks. They expire if the other person is not a pogoplug member. Over all the device I really don't have to look at or see as it does it's thing quietly and with no interaction from me.
I just wish the web page was better or I knew what I was doing wrong. I gace it 4 stars still as the product itself works fine.
Oh, I also use the pogoplug iphone app. It's free. So far everytime I hit the back button after going into a folder, it crashes. Also the interface on the iphone looks as bad and is as hard to navigate as the web page it shows on my computer. But once I can find a song or picture, it streams perfectly