Apparently, Pogoplug Videos from Cloud Engines are not able to handle the strenuous features that the maker (i.e., Cloud Engines) has advertised, and so some users have experienced Pogoplug Videos bursted into flames. Cloud Engines warns that users who have versions/models Pogo-P11 through 14 need to return the devices to get refund for their money. Also, do not use the affected model unless the users don’t really care about burning down their houses.
I’ve a Pogoplug, but it’s not the Pogoplug Video! I’ve one of those older model where it does not encode videos on the fly, and so it runs cool to the touch! I’m so satisfied with my older model which I find it’s hard for me to hear the news of how Pogoplug Video can be bursted into flame. Personally, I hope Cloud Engines corrects their mistakes and fixes the problems and compensates its users through and through, because I really think the products that Cloud Engines is making do have great potential.
On the side note, I hope Cloud Engines thinks about supporting USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt or both! For your information, I did recommend Pogoplug on two blog posts that I’d written long ago which everyone could read it here and here. Unfortunately, I can’t really recommend Cloud Engines’ products at the moment until the company itself fully fixes the problems and shows that it can bring out better products without jeopardizing the security of users, whether that be computer security or just plain health hazards.