Pogoplug joins iCloud, Box.net, Dropbox with new Pogoplug Cloud storage service

Pogoplug on Monday announced its new Pogoplug Cloud storage service that provides 5GB of free storage for new customers. Pogoplug will allow you to store music, movies and photos in the cloud and then stream the files down to your Android or iOS device. Like iCloud, Pogoplug Cloud also has an auto-upload feature that automatically sends new files to your Pogoplug account. We gave the service a quick test early Monday morning and liked that it took just a few seconds to get started. Once we registered and downloaded the iOS application, we chose to upload our camera roll to the service but found that it was a bit slow even over our Wi-Fi network. We liked the option to automatically upload new content over 3G or Wi-Fi, however, and Pogoplug’s web-based dashboard is clean and well designed. Users who need more than 5GB for media can also opt to sign up for 50GB of storage for $9.95 per month or 100GB of storage for $19.95 per month. Alternatively, unlimited cloud storage is available for free provided you purchase one of Pogoplug’s physical products, such as the $99 Pogoplug box or the $79 Pogoplug Mobile device. Pogoplug’s full press release follows after the break.

Pogoplug Introduces Free Cloud Storage for Mobile Phones
Share and Stream Directly From Your Phone

San Francisco, California – November 14, 2011 – Pogoplug, creators of the award-winning line of streaming and sharing devices, today unveiled a new service: Pogoplug Cloud. The service provides users with a secure online space to store personal content and instantly share and stream it from their mobile device.  Users sign up directly from any mobile phone, tablet or web browser and immediately receive their free 5GB Pogoplug Cloud.

Pogoplug is the only service to offer infinite expansion. Users can purchase additional online storage from Pogoplug, or host a private, unlimited cloud for no monthly fees by buying a Pogoplug box and connecting it to a home or office network.

Pogoplug Cloud enables users to:

  1. Store: Automatically upload photos and videos from your mobile phone to your Pogoplug Cloud—no sync required.
  2. Share: Instantly share anything in your cloud through email, Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Create shared folders and collaborate with friends and colleagues.
  3. Stream: Stream HD videos, photos and music from your Pogoplug Cloud to your phone.

“Mobile users are asking for more storage for their devices,” said Daniel Putterman, CEO and co-founder of Cloud Engines. “We designed Pogoplug Cloud to give everyone the freedom to interact with all of their personal content straight from their mobile phone.”

Pricing and Availability

Pogoplug offers 5GB of free cloud storage. 50GB and 100GB of additional cloud storage are available for $9.95/month and $19.95/month, respectively. Pogoplug Cloud is available today at http://www.pogoplug.com. Pogoplug’s iOS and Android apps are FREE and available for download in the iTunes Store and Android Marketplace. The full range of Pogoplug hardware and software products are available at http://www.pogoplug.com.

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