Published On: Fri, Jun 5th, 2015

Review of the Pogoplug Series 4

If you are looking for a generic adapter that can do the job well then you need look no further than the Pogoplug Series 4. For example you can access any drive that measures 2.5”. Moreover there is a USB storage device which is ultimately practical. If you have an SD card then you can even do the transactions online. The setting up process is very simple and there are no complex design elements which might frighten a novice.

Specifications: We love the compact nature of the Pogoplug Series 4 and the review has noted the smart storage system which makes this the perfect complement for those people that are working in hectic environments. You merely need to use the specified browser applications in order to access the files that have been stored. Many users will be pleased by the fact that you can easily access the backup photographs as well as the video files which notoriously take up bandwidth. Heavy usage is often not possible for some of these elements because there is so much at stake but in this instance you have a great choice.


Perhaps the most important element is the ability of the Pogoplug Series 4 to link up to portable devices such as the iPhone and iPad. This has been a sticking point for many consumers who are accustomed to the convenience that is attached to these forms of technology. They are hardly going to wait for complex configuration if they want to change the access formula for their gadgets. On the downside you have to put up with the fact that the video playback is not quite there. Moreover some users have complained that the video formats leave a lot to be desired. If you want to make use of the automatic backup system then you need to be wary of the fact that it is often unreliable. For contrast you may want to consider the Apple Time Capsule.

Pogoplug Series 4

Generally speaking you will find that the USB 3 flash drives will become very hot when you are using this gadget. Therefore the Pogoplug Series 4 may represent a fire risk if not used correctly.  As always the priority for this type of technology is to ensure that the user is given the best chance of accessing their desired files while at the same time reducing the weight requirements of the product that is going to assist them. On both these fronts the review finds that the Pogoplug Series 4 has done a great job.

Pros: We can recommend the connectivity. It is also advantages that the dimensions are fairly sensible.

Cons: They really need to sort out the video playback. It is one of the cardinal selling points for the product and they cannot afford to leave it to chance. The review points this out as a major impediment to high ranking on the comparison pages.

Editor rating: Having considered the landscape in the niche, we are happy to offer the Pogoplug Series 4 a rating of 4.5 out of 5.

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