I was excited to receive an email last night letting me know that a limited number of Chumbys were available for purchase, and I should pony up and get one.
You say: Chumby whaaa?
I say: A Chumby can best be described as a device that looks like an alarm clock and behaves like a laptop. Chumby displays your custom widget loop on its 3.5″ color LCD screen, all the while decked out in some slick leather casing.
Awesome, right? Well, almost.
I was all set to blog about the Chumby as a neat new tool to carry forth the message of the web outside, until I learned…
IT NEEDS TO BE CONTINUALLY PLUGGED IN.
*sigh* We still purchased one to play with in the office, but man… so close to so cool. I understand the rationale (a battery can’t power an LCD–even a teeny one–for very long), it’s just really hard for me to get excited about something with a cord.
Being tethered is so 1985.