Hi! It’s Mike and I am a road warrior!
Many of us today work virtually and are on the road a lot. As such, we need a way to be able to retrieve our data at a moment’s notice. This has happened to me many times. I am certain that many have either emailed themselves the files they need, taken a thumb drive or even probably uploaded the files they need to Google Docs For access later on. But, there are those moments when you may not know what you actually need to have while on the road traveling. There is now a solution to that problem: Pogoplug!!!
What is Pogoplug? It is a device that “…..connects your USB drive to the Internet so you can easily share and access your files from anywhere….”. (Source: http://www.pogoplug.com, retrieved 8/15/2009). To set it up, all that is needed is to plug it into a wall socket, connect the device to your router using an etherent cable and plug a USB drive into the other side of the pogoplug. No network setup is required. Pogoplug provides a free service to create a user account and entering an activation code. For all you iphone folks out there, there is an iPhone application so you can always “phone home” to get your files! Here is the YouTube Video on it:
This product currently costs $ 99 and is only available in the U.S. But, it is one cool solution to the challenges of the “road warrior”.
All the Best,