Last Updated Jan 8, 2009 1:24 PM EST
Traditional NAS systems can cost hundreds of dollars. The PogoPlug sells for $79 (as part of a "preorder special" -- it'll cost $99 later on). You can pick up a 500GB USB hard drive for as little as $70, giving you a complete solution for under $150.
The advantage to such a setup, of course, is easy file sharing -- not just between PCs, but between your drive and other users. The PogoPlug also enables remote access to your files (i.e., it creates a Web-accessible server) and works in tandem with an iPhone app for on-the-go file access.
Looks like a winner to me! But we'll have to wait till March to find out: That's when order fulfillment is slated to begin. [via Gizmodo]