12/06/2011, It must be said that a device like Chumby has failed to capture the imagination of 300 million Americans, let alone folks living outside of the country, but I suppose it still sells more than its fair share of units to be fit to continue being produced from a factory somewhere in the East. Well, Chumby’s app ecosystem has just ventured onto a different platform last week, courtesy of a […]
09/13/2011, To see a particular device arrive on the FCC is always a good thing – this means that said device is more or less ready to be unleashed to the masses, and is only a matter of time. Of course, there are some rare moments when an FCC-approved device fails to materialize on store shelves for reasons known only to the manufacturer/distributor, but I suppose that will not be the […]
03/23/2011, Chumby has just announced the release of their next generation Chumby digital photo frame, the Chumby8. What sets the Chumby8 apart from other digital photo frames is that instead of only serving up photographs, the Chumby8 also has the ability to connect to the internet (through WiFi), run apps, as well as play music. Over 1,500 free apps have been made available for the Chumby8, letting users personalize the photo […]
12/23/2010, A leaked image of a revised Chumby is starting to appear on the Internet. Gizmodo had obtained the new photo, which reveals a desktop tablet device that is more sleek and refined, resembling the Sony Dash more than the retro-look of the original Chumby One. Details are scarce about the device, and given the timing of the leak, it could be possible that the next-generation Chumby desktop tablet device will […]
12/16/2010, Chumby shouldn’t be a stranger to those of you who dabble with the cloud market, and we are pleased to announce that an Android-friendly version of the app is now available. You can get it straight from the Android Market, although it will only be available to those who own devices which are powered by by Android 2.2 or later. Unfortunately, it isn’t free at all at the cost of […]
10/12/2010, Remember the Chumby? This device that once held so much promise seems to have been relegated to an enthusiast’s tool when it comes to churning out some really creative projects. Case in point, the Chumby you see here functions as the head of a bipedal walker, enlisting the help of a 3-axis Freescale accelerometer in order to help it balance. That’s pretty creative, and we’ve seen the Chumby turned into […]
09/28/2010, We’ve recently had some reports related to the Insignia Infocst 8-inch Internet Media Display, and now Insignia has come out with a smaller Insignia Infocast 3.5″ model that closely resembles the Chumby. It’s currently available at Best Buy for $99.99 and will offer specifications such as: 3.5-inch touchscreen display 2GB memory 800MHz processor Chumby (Linux 2.6) OS 7-in-1 media reader Drag-and-drop interface Built-in Wi-Fi
08/05/2010, The folks over at Sungale probably think that they have a competitor for the Chumby in the form of its ID801WT which uses the Cyberus Smart Info Engine. It may not look as cute as a Chumby, but it does offer a pretty decent set of features such as built-in Wi-Fi, the ability to check the stock and weather, connect to your online Picasa album, music and video playback, amongst […]
04/29/2010, If you needed another reason why you should get a Chumby One, it turns out that the device is able to communicate with certain models of 3G USB dongles, allowing you to turn it into a 3G router. The downside is that there is no graphical interface, so you’ll need to do the configuration via the SSH network protocol. The good news is that instructions have been posted, so if […]
04/24/2010, If you didn’t decide to pre-order the Sony Dash after it was introduced at CES, it might be worth noting that the device is currently up for sale, and the device is still priced at $200. In case you need to be reminded of the specifications, the Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer is a Wi-Fi enabled device that offers a 7-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen display as well as Chumby […]
12/30/2009, Someone managed to post a pretty neat method of coaxing composite video out of a Chumby. For those who are not in the know, the Chumby functions as an open source connectivity device which is able to undergo a decent amount of hacking to have it suit your needs and fancies. This modification is not rocket science though, as all you need to do is patch some pads on the […]
12/09/2009, Do you ever hang around your router and hope that it does something more than just give you a wireless network? Well, if you do, Qisda will probably want to make a sales pitch to you. It seems that a multimedia router from said company has hit the FCC, and it looks like a Chumby and router crammed into the same body. So you’ll get a router that sports speakers, […]
12/07/2009, The Chumby might not be the hottest must-have device in the market right now, but it is certainly adorable seeing how some of the more enterprising people out there have taken the Chumby and amalgamated it with other devices – case in point, the Chumbaphone you see here which has been squeezed into a wooden clock, boasting brass horns alongside Wi-Fi connectivity.
11/14/2009, Do you have some Chumby Guts lying around your house with nothing else better to do? Well, you could always cram it into the shipping box that your Chumby came in and make it into a really cool DIY project. As you can see, that’s what the maker of this Chumby did. Check out more pictures on it here.