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Chumby: Worth the wait!

Chumby: Worth the wait!

Chumby: Worth the wait!

Wired have got their hands on the newly released Chumby. I still want one and might have to import one. Still no word on a UK release.

There's been a lot of hype about this thing. After years in development hell and numerous false starts, it's been hailed as a revolution in internet access and also slammed as a half-baked gimmick. A gimmick it is not. After plugging in the plush device, we found the Chumby to be the perfect desktop companion, perfect for internet radio and watching eBay

Read more at Wired.com: Worth the Wait: Chumby Lands at a Desk Near You More information about the Chumby can be seen on the the Official Chumblog

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Grafter
I don't really see the appeal. It's just a glorified digital photo frame and I don't see the appeal of those either. But I reserve the right to change my mind if/when the community finds some really cool uses for it!
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I picked one up whilst in the USA recently. My first task was to get Ceefax on it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/emsef/2298035505/
Plusnet Staff
Wow Matt.. the Ceefax viewer looks great! Reading the comments to that Wired review, it certainly seems that the Chumby has split the vote there. I think it's got such great potential (as Matt has demonstrated).. I'd love something like that to replace my alarm clock. Maybe someone will write a widget to get it to play badgerbadgerbadger at you to wake you up Wink update: just how good is this though? http://www.chumby.com/guide/widget/BBC2%20Clock another update: If you, like me, are wondering how you make widgets for the Chumby, the link you need is http://wiki.chumby.com/mediawiki/index.php/Developing_widgets_for_chumby - it uses Flash Lite 3.
Community Gaffer
I just like the idea of a bunch of PlusNet apps. View your usage on your Chumby!