LCD photoframes are so last year. Why shouldn't your new desktop friend replace your alarm clock and keep you updated with the latest newsfeeds/vids of your choice? The Chumby promises to be a multi-function 'net-connected' device that allows anyone to develop 'widgets' for it.. I can't wait to see these appear on this side of the pond.
At this point the only surprise left with the Chumby always-on widget box was when it was going to finally go on sale -- we've seen the specs, gone hands-on, seen the retail unit, and generally gone gaga for widgets with this thing -- so we're pleased to report that the Chumby store is now taking orders for the box, in your choice of white, latte (pictured) and black. $179 gets you the box, but it's how developers and users use this thing that'll really be the story. No concrete word on a ship date, but since "insiders" have been playing with these since last month, we're betting it'll be soon. Source: Engadget