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Pogoplug Cloud offers FREE 5GB cloud storage, auto-upload, streaming & sharing

November 14, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka

Productivity, Tools


From Dropbox to Skydrive to SugarSync, there’s no shortage of cloud storage options. Pogoplug, already known for its local hardware storage and media streaming, is getting in on the action with the just-launched Pogoplug Cloud.

Pogoplug Cloud is an upgrade that puts user data – photos, music, documents, and more – in online storage, aka “the cloud.” The first 5 GB members use is completely free, but additional space can be purchased to store 50 GB ($9.99 per month) or 100 GB ($19.95 per month). Combined with the hardware options like Pogoplux box that can stream media on a home server, users can backup a lot of content.

The new Pogoplug Cloud is more than just an online locker; members also get access to the content that they store online. So users can stream HD videos on their phone, browse photos, and listen to music without having to download those files to their local storage. And should you record video or snap photos with your device, those images will automatically upload to Pogoplug for safekeeping and streaming to other devices.

Pogoplug Cloud enables personal storage and streaming, as well as the ability to quickly share to others. (Content kept in shared folders can be linked on social networks or in email.) Download the Android 2.2 or higher application and sign-up to get 5 GB of free service.

UPDATE: CNET members can temporarily get 10 GB of storage.