The cloud is huge (well, infinite, really), and everybody wants their piece. Pogoplug has been a player since the beginning, albeit with a somewhat convoluted setup process, so it’s no surprise that the drive-to-web plug appliance company is ready to push out a smartphone-friendly version. Pogoplug Mobile, as it’s to be known, brings much of its big brother’s functionality (you won’t be able to “mount” remote drives) to smartphones, tablets, and dedicated desktop apps. Want to load some photos from your 4 terabyte hard drive in San Fran while you’re on the subway in Tokyo? Simply launch an app, sign in with the username and password you registered during the seconds-long setup process, and you’re on your way. You can even email photos (links to images on your remote drive — you won’t be using data), post them to social networking sites, or transfer new ones that you shot with the phone. The concept is certainly familiar, but we got to take a look at Pogoplug’s interpretation at IFA in Berlin. Jump past the break to see what we thought.
Gallery: Pogoplug Mobile (hands-on)