Sunday, July 27, 2014

PogoPlug V4 now $8.

Adorama (via Amazon) now has the V4 PogoPlug for $8.

Dang, this thing is getting cheaper by the day. Sure, it isn't as fast as the E02s but they are good for hacking ArchLinux and converting these to cheap AirPlay servers running Shairport. I currently use two of them in my 12 AirPlay Speaker set-up. They're also good to use a micro RSYNC servers, TimeMachine backups, or Linux Motion camera servers.

If you've been reading my blog for the past few years, I love running Linux on these low power ARM devices. You can read my up on original review of the V4.  At $8, you can't complain. You can find a use for them if you want to dive into ArchLinux.

BTW, I've been asked a few times on this. PLEX media server. You can install PLEX but this thing isn't fast enough for transcoding. You'd need to rip your media into a suitable format so no WMV, MKVs,etc. People have been using these as cheap Chromecast servers. Even then, I don't recommend it for running PLEX.

UPDATE: 2014-07-28. Sale is over. That went fast!

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