Recall from a previous blog that I ordered a Tonidoplug. The plug was to be shipped on March 10. I received an email indicating there were delays and the new shipping date was between March 20 and March 25. Yesterday, the other plug I was looking at Pogoplug, released a firmware update which eliminated one of the reasons I choose Tonido, specifically, it now could stream media to a PS3.
One of the things I liked about the Pogoplug was it’s ActiveCopy feature which provides for backing up files after they are changed. Well, to make a long story short, I’ve purchased a Pogoplug from Tigerdirect. They had a nice package deal which included an 8gb flash drive which, after the rebate, ends up costing me ~$122. I should have the Pogoplug on Monday.
Part 3 of this saga should appear next week after I have ActiveCopy set up locally and at least my PS3 streaming music. After that I’m going to try and get my daughters laptops set up to remotely backup to the plug.
At this point I’m still looking forward to the Tonidoplug. I’ve downloaded their Tonido software and I like what I see. I see Part 4 of this series being an introduction to my set up of the Tonidoplug then Part 5 being a detailed comparison of the two products. It quite possible I may end up keeping both, but that will depend on the function of each and how they evolve, along with their usability.
Stay tuned. I’m looking forward to the journey.
ps. I’m really looking forward to the day I can unplug, retire and recycle that old computer.