Pogoplug: 5GB of free cloud storage. Seems reasonable.
The cloud. The cloud. The cloud. The cloud. It’s all about ‘the cloud’ these days, with trusting the storage of your data to someone with a server somewhere else that you know nothing about, compared to your own hard drive, with its weird grinding noises and that.
Lots of you have been using Dropbox for your cloud-storage, with its free 2GB of storage space, but now there’s a new kid on the block, called Pogoplug, with a whopping 5GB of free space. You can also use it to remotely access files and pictures or stream music from your laptop or PC if you’re using it on a smartphone or tablet.
While the 5GB is free, if you become a premium member, you can get more storage and stream movies from your main computer too. We just tried it all out and went to the bog to look at a picture of a dog.
With Apple’s iCloud looming large at the moment and Google readying themselves to launch their own cloudy-type thing, there’s going to be more and more of these services available. If you’re regularly using any others, big them up in the box below.
EDIT: As superbly pointed out by avid Bitterwallet reader 'Confused', you can double your Pogoplug cloud space to 10GB if you're a CNet member.