Need mobile access to docs, but not willing to pay for a subscription or put your trust in free services like Google Docs, Amazon Cloud Drive, DropBox or the soon-to-arrive iCloud? Then Cloud Engine Inc. might have something for you — like your very own cloud.
The Pogoplug Mobile just opened for pre-orders (ship date: Oct 1), and like the flagship Pogoplug product, it hooks up to your hard drive(s) and router to enable your own personal cloud instantly. Unlike other network attached storage solutions though, this one’s optimized for iOS and Android devices. It offers local or web access to files, as well as media streaming and sharing. And it also backs up any media on your device right over the air (via 3G or Wi-Fi), with settings for auto-converting them into mobile-friendly formats for better streaming.
Anyone who’s had to fight with a NAS situation knows how much of a pain in the neck it can be, so if this can make the process idiot-proof and secure, that alone could be well worth the $80 asking price. Add the mobile features too, and that’s icing on the cake.
For more on Pogoplug Mobile, or to pre-order one, hit up the product page here.