Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Chumby now avaliable.
Chumby is a real-life widget device as I call. It has a 3.5" LCD touch screen, speaker, microphone, 2 USB 2.0 ports and also the wireless 802.11bg adapter inside. Basically it is a device that capable of running widget making by Adobe Flash and fetching information from the WWW via wireless connection.
You can use it as normal alarm clock, playing mp3s, displaying photos from flickr, youtube, weather report and also some other cool stuffs that made by developers all over the world. It is a open hardware/software product, developers are welcome to make their applications inside the Chumby, they can make Flash Widget and also hack the Linux kernel as you wish.
The USB ports allow you to connect your iPod and also USB disks, and USB to Ethernet adapter also. It is excited to see how other developers making of this open platform to make something cool. It was announced in late 2006 and only become available to public in Feb 2008. Many people are waited so long for the cool chumby. So now, order it @ http://store.chumby.com/, it costs US$179.9.
The Chumby industries: http://www.chumby.com/
The Widget: http://www.chumby.com/guide
The Development wiki: http://wiki.chumby.com/