Insignia’s Infocast – The Facebook, Internet Radio, YouTube, WiFi Alarm Clock?


I was thinking, with all the high tech stuff I have, why is it that I still have one of those alarm clocks that starts my day with a decidedly low tech “click” followed by the dreaded, increasingly louder “beep beep beep”? I mean seriously, shouldn’t I be able to do better than that?

Today I am chucking that thing out the window and getting Insignia’s Infocast, the coolest thing to hit your nightside table since, well, that’s not really any of your business is it? Anyway, Infocast allows you to instantly access your favorite Web-based content without the hassle of a computer. You can check your Facebook updates, view a slideshow of your favorite pictures, view and share photos and videos with friends and family (that also have a Chumby powered device) and you can choose from over 1,500 Web apps for news, weather, sports and games.

The Infocast also lets you listen to your favorite music, from radio stations around the world or even podcasts from a number of different sources. You can set a standard weekday alarm, that leaves you alone on the weekends, and if you’ve ever had your alarm go off at 6:00 am on a Saturday, you know what a treat that is. So go ahead, personalize your clock, wake up to your Facebook friends, check the weather, ebay, and the news. This clock will even tell you how much of your life you have left – yup, there’s an app for that.

Available at in 6 and 8 inch models starting at around $50.00 bucks.


4 reviews or comments

Phoghat Says: February 9, 2011 at 4:28 am

So what we have here is a better and cheaper Chumby?

Julie Says: February 9, 2011 at 10:28 am

Yes, pretty much, the price point makes it work for an alarm clock with some fun functionality… not necessarily the computer stand in they market it as. I’ll have one tomorrow, I’ll let you know if it’s actually a better Chumby ;)

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