Akitio Releases New MyCloud Duo Cloud Storage Device

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Yes, cloud computing is all the rage these days; question is, d’you plonk all your stuff down on a distant server, or keep your digital junk safe and dry inside your own home, with your own personal cloud? If you picked the latter, Akitio’s new NAS device might appeal to you.

Just like the Pogoplug and it’s ilk, the MyCloud Duo ($149) provides you with a place to store stuff (in this case, you install hard drives directly into the enclosure), and then stream it remotely on a local network throughout your house, or access it from the Internet over the web, or through Aktio’s apps — in fact, Akitio has no less than four apps, and frankly, we weren’t sure which one works with what or how.

The MyCloud Duo comes with UPnP-AV and is compatible with DLNA-supported gadgets (but not AirPlay), supports up to three TB and can be set up in a RAID arrangement.