What's a chumby?
The chumby is a compact device that displays useful and entertaining information from the web: news, photos, music, weather, celebrity gossip, webcams, sports scores — using your wireless internet connection. Always on, it shows — nonstop — what's online that matters to you.
How does it work?
Just plug it in, connect to your wireless network, and use your computer to choose a playlist of "widgets" (the bite-sized applications that run on a chumby) And if, say, you want to see news, the surf report, and traffic in the morning, and animations, web cams and eBay auctions at night, you can group widgets in "channels." With over 600 widgets across 30 different categories such as weather, social networks, photos, sports, news, entertainment, videos and much more, you'll find lots of stuff you'll love.
What Others Are Saying About chumby.
"With today’s ever-faster processors of increasing complexity, it’s good to know that some gadget designers still remember how to have fun. Chumby is a powerful little device with Wi-Fi, a 3.5-inch screen and an interface that you can customize. If you are wondering where the fun lies, it is also covered in leather and has something called a squeeze sensor." - New York Times
“I don't say this often, but go get a Chumby, they're a whole bunch of fun and the best little innovation to come along since the iPod." - ZDNet
"After plugging in the plush device, we found the Chumby to be the perfect desktop companion, perfect for internet radio and watching eBay." - Wired Magazine