Pogoplug, a company that already has streaming and sharing devices, announced a new service: Pogoplug Cloud.
The Pogoplug Cloud service provides 5GB of free storage and allows users to store their files online. They can then access, share, or stream the content from their mobile device. You sign up directly from any mobile phone, web browser, or tablet. You can purchase additional online storage also. 50GB is $9.95 per month and 100GB is $19.95 per month. Pricing is similar to many other cloud storage systems.
One thing that is different is that you can host a private, unlimited cloud for no monthly fees by purchasing a Pogoplug box ($99) and connecting it to your network.
Pogoplug will automatically upload photos and videos from your mobile phone to your Pogoplug cloud with no syncing required. (I have Sugarsync set up to do this on my Android phone). You can share anything in your cloud through email, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and even create shared folders. You can also stream videos, photos, and musics to your phone.
There are free apps for iOS and Android.
This is one more of a growing number of cloud file storage systems. You should review each one and all of it's features and limitations before deciding on one.
Currently, Pogoplug is being blocked in my district under "generic remote sharing access". It's funny since SugarSync, Dropbox, Box, and Zumodrive are all available and unblocked.
What's your favorite cloud file storage system?
Cloud File Storage, Sync, and Sharing systems - list, description, and review of multiple systems
Sugarsync - store, sync and share (multiple computers can sync to same account)
Dropbox - store, sync and share (multiple computers can sync to same account)
Box.net (no syncing option with free account)