We have certainly told you about Chumby before, and while I am a huge fan of what I have called a glorified alarm clock, it has always come up a bit short of spectacular. It’s a lot of fun, don’t get me wrong, but it could have been great. It just fell short of utilizing what it seemed like it had the capabilities of doing all along.
Well, it’s time to meet the Chumby 8, who is faster, bigger, stronger and does everything you wondered why your old Chumby didn’t! Of course you still get all of the same great Chumby content and features offered in past Chumby models with a whole bunch of new features, including an internet browser, easier setup, ready to play channels, free subscriptions, cool upload features, a scheduling service, videos and apps, new music sources including Napster and, wait for it… the battery back-up it needed all along!
Chumby can be your bedside companion or kitchen buddy, that will let you view your favorite stuff on the internet in a continuous streaming type format. Always on, always updated, you can check Facebook, sports scores, stock quotes, David Lettermans top 10 list and listen to your favorite tunes all without pressing a button. Wake up to birds chirping, followed by headline news and the weather. Just plug in your Chumby, connect to your network, and use your computer to create a lineup of favorites from over 1,500 apps in more than 30 categories, Then let your Chumby do its thing. I’m loving it.
Available April 5th 2011 for under $200.00 bucks from www.store.chumby.com