||Here we are at Pogoplug at CES 2009,
and we're talking to Jed Putterman.
||Am I pronouncing that right, Putterman?
-You are, exactly right.
||Right on. And he has, what looks to be
a very cool product called the Pogoplug.
||And when I first heard about it I was
like, well, I've kinda seen this before.
||And then you gave me some details, I was like,
nope, I haven't seen this before.
||So, what exactly is Pogoplug?
||So, Pogoplug takes any external disc
drive that you attach to this thing,
||and makes it available
anywhere in the home,
||or away from the home with
no changes to your Firewall,
||or any other settings
or configuration required.
||So, how do you pull off that trickery with
not having to adjust anything in the Firewall?
||Because the Firewall
always trips me up.
||Every time I want to
do anything outside,
||anytime I want to stream any of
my media from home, or whatever,
||I have to open up ports,
I have to go through all this rigmarole.
||How did you do that?
||You know, we have exactly the same problem,
so this is why we created this unit.
||We played some tricks. This is a full
server right here, so it's always on.
||It's extremely low powered. It doesn't require
any other computers to be on in your home.
||And what we're doing is, we're taking
care of all the networking configurations
||using tricks similar to Skype or Sling.
||Now, so how do I access.
So, I gotta plug this into my wall,
||plug in my Ethernet,
plug in my drive,
||plug in my NAS drive
lthat I have at home.
||How am I then going to be able
to access that drive say, from work,
||or, from my hotel,
from wherever I am.
||How do I get to it?
-Nah, that's a great question.
||So, on the back of this thing
there is an identifier.
||You go to my.pogoplug.com
and let's go ahead now and sign in.
||So, when you first got you registered,
the entire registration process
||is to type in the identifier here,
your email address, your password.
||That's it, you're done.
Once you've done that,
||you can get to it by either going to
the site here, we'll type in my email address.
||And what you'll see now,
is you can look at my hard drive
||attached to my Pogoplug.
Behind my router,
||at my house
in San Francisco. -Okay.
||And what you're seeing here now
is all of my kids' pictures
||and I have about a terabyte's
worth of stuff here, videos, etc.
||It's all available, as if I'm sitting
there back in my home. Okay?
||I can go ahead and I can share this with
mom without having to output anything.
||I have huge videos that
I take constantly of the kids.
||I have nowhere to output them,
it's hard to send them.
||She can actually screen them directly on
the Pogoplug from the back of my house.
||Now, let's say I don't have a
drive I want to plug into it
||I want to share my files that are on my
computer, is that going to be possible?
||Or does it have to be like an external
NAS drive or an external drive?
||Well, it is an external drive. But what we say
is take whatever external drive you have,
||plug it into the Pogoplug, and when
you're home, we show our self,
||actually, if I point you over here,
as a disc drive.
||So, you'll notice, there's Pogoplug
so any computer in your home can see this thing.
||Oh, that's cool.
-What's really cool about it is that
||when you're out of the home
you see the same drive.
||It works exactly the same way.
-Oh, so, so if you use a Mac
||or it's in the Finder,
if you use Windows it's in Explorer,
||like it'll, like it's just there, persistently,
like, wherever you are?
||That's exactly right. In or out of the home.
It looks exactly the same way.
||It's a little faster in the home, but out
of the home it can still write and read files.
||You don't even have to use the web interface.
-You don't even have to use web interface,
||we have an iPhone application and a
Adrian application, so.
||Well, that's incredibly cool.
Alright, so is this on the market now?
||Or is it coming soon?
-Yeah, we're taking pre orders
it's $79 and we're shipping in early March.
||Right on. Well this looks like it can
solve a few problems for some people,
||because literally though, when you
first started talking to me, I was like,
||ah, you know, this is share stuff, but
when you can bypass the router
||and it's all integrated, it's
always there, very cool.
||Thank you very much Jed,
appreciate it. -Thank you.