The folks over at Pogoplug have officially unveiled their latest offering, and nicely done, this time they have ditched the hardware in favor of a cloud-based storage solution that will allow users to access their files from any web connected computer as well as select mobile devices. The new offering is called Pogoplug Cloud and it comes with 5GB of free storage. And while 5GB is certainly a nice place to start, there is also the option to pay for more. In fact, you can get 50GB for $9.95 per month or 100GB for $19.95 per month.
As for those mobile apps, they are available for iOS devices as well as Android devices. The iOS app is a universal app with support for both the iPhone and the iPad and requires iOS 4.2 or later for use. The Android app requires Android 2.1 or later for use. In terms of the features of the Pogoplug Cloud, some of the highlights include;
- Auto-upload photos and videos - Automatically upload photos and videos from your mobile phone to your Pogoplug Cloud—no sync required.
- Stream - Stream HD videos, photos and music from your Pogoplug Cloud to your phone.
- Share - Instantly share anything in your cloud through email, Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Create shared folders and collaborate with friends and colleagues.
Otherwise, getting up and running is fairly simple, hit the ‘via’ link at the bottom of this post and then enter your email address and a passcode, accept the terms and then hit the “Create My Cloud” button.