UPDATE July 30, 2011: This offer has now ended.
If you are like me, you've fallen madly in love with the ease of use and the easy accessibility of some of the cloud storage solutions out there. At every chance I had, I would try to invite all the people I knew to increase my free storage space until one day, I was maxed out. I now had to choose between deleting some of my files and moving them off of the cloud, or paying an annual fee for a certain amount of storage space.
In the past, I used to pay this annual fee until I discovered Pogoplug. I never understood how awesome it was, how easy it was, and how cost-efficient it was until I tried it out for myself. I'll just say that I will never pay for another cloud storage solution ever again. Who says you need to pay an annual fee just to be able to access your files in the cloud, only to be limited by the storage space? Well, once you try Pogoplug, you will never be limited again.
Pogoplug has two versions: a Free version, which allows you to remotely access all the files stored across all of your computers and a Premium version, which allows you to not only access your files wherever you go, but it also streams your media on whatever device you are on. Just to prove a point, I decided to test it out for myself. I had a video of my nephews and niece stored on my home computer and as I was waiting for the bus, I decided to fire it up on my iPhone. Well, let's just say that not only did that put a big smile on my face, but I've been using Pogoplug ever since. Additionally, not only can you stream your media files directly to your device by logging into your Pogoplug app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device, but you can also access and share large files you have stored on your computer at home. You no longer have to upload and sync large files, just to be able to share them with your loved ones.
The only thing I found to be a bit annoying is that your computer needs to be on in order for you to access those files stored on your computer. One way to avoid this is to grab the Pogoplug hardware device, which allows you to access your files even when your computers are off. It's not a must-have, but it definitely gives you full access to all of your files without having to leave your computers on at work or at home.
I would also like to note that one Pogoplug Premium license key unlocks the premium feature on all of your devices - your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android--so no matter however many devices you may have, you'll only have to pay for it once. In terms of the storage space, you are only limited by the amount of storage space your computer can handle, which is usually more than you'll ever need.
Lastly, if that wasn't enough, the next best thing I'd like to share with you is the exclusive deal we are bringing you today. For 24 hours only, we've partnered with the folks at Cloud Engines, the developers of Pogoplug, to bring you a 50 percent off discount on Pogoplug Premium. This offer is exclusively available on CNET and is by far the lowest price Cloud Engines has ever gone, so if I were you, I would definitely get a hold of one before the offer ends.
This offer expires at 11:59 p.n. PDT on Friday, July 29, 2011, so grab your copy now and let me know how much you love it or hate it in the Comments below.