Finally, I have plucked up the courage to write in my blog post! I guess I was finding it difficult to find subject matter, but I was surfing the web, looking for something nice to get my sister for her birthday next week, and I came across the Chumby.
The Chumby Is a cute little gizmo that is like a cross between an alarm clock and a computer. It is designed to be versatile and hackable but that does not mean you have to be a computer genius to work it close to its full potential. The Chumby, put simply, is your window into the internet.
There are two Chumbys – the Chumby Classic (picture above) and the Chumby One (picture below).
The Chumby connects to your domestic Wi-Fi signal and is similar to a little customizable computer, that has all your internet “needs” readily available at your fingertips. You download Widgets and navigate to them on the Chumby’s touch screen. There are over 1500 widgets available for the Chumby, form Email, stocks and weather to Facebook, internet radio (and a FM radio on the Chumby one), and google- all free. You can have all the information; News, Blogs, flicker, Facebook, myspace… Everything! without any distractions, except maybe form the music from Pandora playing in the background.
Sadly, my little sister wants an American Girl Doll, and not a Chumby… looks like I am going to have to save up for something twice as expensive that is completely useless!
The Chumby classic goes for just under $200 and the better but boxier Chumby One goes for just under $100.