Pros No PROS ... totally unintuitive ... totally misleading ... One is led to believe that unlimited file storage is available -- NOT TRUE ... 5 Gig and then it's "off the the cash register". Moreover "streaming" requires an upgrade to "Pro" ...
Cons All of the above ... I'm struggling to see what I can use this "thing" for other than a door-stop. I thought I'd, at least, be able to "see" all three drives attached ... so far, can't find them.
Summary In summary, there's a lesson to be learned -- READ THE PRODUCT REVIEWS FIRST. Had I done so I would NEVER have purchased this joke. The "concept" is good ... their delivery is non-existent -- save your money.
Pros If you're savy with linux, you can mount it as a virtual drive.
Cons Too bad if you want rouse it to stream to android devices.
Summary If I wasn't able to mount pogoplug as a virtual drive in linux, I'd throw it in the trash! The first android pogoplug app hardly worked, but at least I could view .avi files. The new app has a pop up that says"must have video player that supports .avi files",although with the original app I used the default video player on my elocity a7 and it played these files just fine. Further more when I try to use the original pogoplug android app the startup screen informs me that there is a new app on the market and I am unable to access any thing at all within the old app. All in all I'm glad that I found a super cheap deal on the pogoplug for $39.99, because I'd want to kick my self if I had spent any more money on it. The old pogoplug android app was like to garbage waiting on the curb for monday trash pickup and for the new app is as to the likes of the land fill. I wouldn't recommend this to any one to use as a personal cloud solution for use on an android device. I can't speak for how it works on the apple devices. I realy think the way this pogoplug app for android was developed is a complete disregard for pogoplug customers. I recommend don't waist your money on this pogoplug pro device, you get what you pay for and I only spent $39.99. :(
"Pogo Plug rocks"on by jhmorri2
Pros After the update that went live a few weeks back, pogoplug has doubled their speeds and the GUI is much nicer. All I want now is better video playback from 3g/4g networks. Could pogoplug optimize the playback to what ever device you are trying to play it
Cons its not cheaper.....I have no cons besides better video playback.
Summary I love the backup feature and the ability to make pogoplug part of any computer and access it as a drive. Having it on my android makes it nice to run and stream music from my home. I do not store anything on my Asus 1215n laptop or my Asus transformer tablet, or my rooted Droid X. I love the pogo plug.
Pros Ease of use.
Cons Pink is not my favorite.
Pros Does exactly what it says it does.
Cons Could be much faster, especially when used wirelessly!
Summary Pogoplug has since discontinued this model (according to their website), which does not surprise me all that much. Considering the only difference between the Pogoplug and the Pogoplug Pro is the built in wireless functionality on the Pro, which renders accessing files of any kind a tedious process at best when connected wirelessly, I am guessing only a small number of people continue to have their Pro wirelessly connected to their network.
Great product, but only if used on a wired network.