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Chumby: Ordered


A few days ago I received an email that it was finally my turn to order a Chumby as part of the insider's launch, and today I placed my order.

What is a Chumby? It's a really small wi-fi networked computer that looks like an odd bedside alarm clock. It has a LCD touchscreen, is almost completely open source, can be extended/customized, and you can make Flash Lite 3 apps to run on it. The Flash Lite 3 was one of the big sellers for me - I'm excited to see what I can do with it, especially since I haven't spent much time developing with Flash Lite before. Oh, and it'll work perfectly with SWX!

Engadget has a nice hands-on post from a pre-production model with lots of photos, but here are some stats from the Chumby website:

Wi-fi connectivity • access to the free Chumby Network • 3.5" LCD color touchscreen • two external USB 2.0 full-speed ports • 350 MHz ARM processor • 64 MB SDRAM • 64 MB NAND flash ROM • stereo 2W speakers • headphone output • squeeze sensor • accelerometer (motion sensor) • leather casing • AC adapter included

I'll be sure to post more details and photos once it arrives.

angry foreign mob said,

November 10, 2007 @ 4:39 pm

now this is all so cool and nice and agreeable! only a bloody pity the Chumby cannot be shipped to any place other than the US.

Free Flash Clock said,

November 14, 2007 @ 11:34 pm

This is a cool gadget. Why can’t you get it from ebay?

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