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  • Anyone have a Chumby?

    I just ordered one. I'll probably give it to my wife for Christmas, but I will check out the actual functionality first. Seems kind of cool, in a uber-nerdy faux-trendy kind of way

    I'm envisioning it displaying pictures most of the time, with easy access to headlines and weather, and maybe some tunes playing in the background. If that works halfway decently it will be a great deal for $100.

    So, what's chumby anyway?

    chumby takes your favorite parts of the internet and delivers them to you in a friendly, always-on, always-fresh format. It's a window into your internet life that lives outside your desktop, so content like weather, news, celebrity gossip, podcasts, music, and more has a place to play away from your world of documents and spreadsheets. Just plug in your chumby, connect to your network, and use your computer to create a lineup of favorites from over 1,500 widgets in more than 30 categories, with new ones arriving all the time. Then let your chumby do its thing — streaming everything you like, from sports scores to stock quotes, from video clips to interactive games, from photos to trivia.
    As it turns out, I was never banned. I was wrong yet again. First Obama, now this. :)

  • #2
    I had never heard of a Chumby and had to look up what one was. For $100, it seems decent. For the $200 model, I'd just get a stripped-down netbook.


    • #3
      My wife might really like that. Thanks for the post. I'm sure I could do more with an old notebook, but couldn't approach the ease of use or footprint.... I'm totally geeked!!!!


      • #4
        Anyone have a chubby?

        Originally posted by dumpy
        My wife might really like that.
        My wife really likes it! :goodvibes:


        • #5

          :tanks alot:


          • #6
            Just rec'd my Chumby One. This thing is far from perfect, and a bit quirky, but it is a very cool gadget. Pulls up weather, sports scores, stock info, YouTube, etc from your wireless internet connection flawlessly. Runs Pandora and lots of other music apps, though tiny single speaker is not audiophile grade by any stretch. I would highly recommend if it looks interesting at all to you.

            Biggest downside I see is cheap white plastic housing. A nice basic black would be a huge upgrade for me, but I guess they are maybe going for old school ipod cache.
            As it turns out, I was never banned. I was wrong yet again. First Obama, now this. :)