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Chumby

Widgets without the computer

Chumby

Widgets without the computer

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Chumby One

New: Chumby One with volume dial

When the gods of gadgetry decide to call their latest creation Chumby, you know it’s gonna be good. But what in the name of gizmology is it, we hear you ask? Well basically, Chumby is a cute little Wi-Fi friendly ‘widget machine’ that pulls content off the web and delivers it in a friendly format. Think of it as a touchscreen portal to the best bits of your online life. A stream catcher, if you will.

With Chumby by your side (well, on your bedside table, kitchen worktop or mantelpiece) you can listen to podcasts, audiobooks and internet radio, keep track of friends on Facebook, twaddle away on Twitter, watch vids, play games, gawp at photos on Flickr, check out eBay bids, read the news, groan at the weather…the list is endless. The only thing you can’t do is fiddle with snoozeworthy documents and spreadsheets. Hooray!



Over 1500 widgets to upload!

Over 1500 widgets to download!

Description

Watch the Chumby demo

Getting started is a doddle. Simply plug Chumby in, let it find your wireless network and pow! – you're on the Chumby network. You can then choose from over 1500 widgets to upload. There are new widgets arriving all the time, and with no subscription fees the online world really is your lobster. Or should that be oyster? We forget. Whatever. This amazing oojamiflip does the lot.

L to R: Latte, Blue, Pearl & Black

Chumby Classic: Latte, Blue, Pearl & Black

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Watch videos


As well as its widget-tastic capabilities, Chumby features an accelerometer (perfect for tilt-responsive games), 2W stereo speakers and a headphone output, so you can listen in peace or irritate housemates – no mean feat, because thanks to its squishy beanbag-ish housing, Chumby is cuter than a dozing puppy. Talking of dozing, it even functions as an alarm clock, albeit an incredibly flash one.

Rear view of the Chumby

Rear view of the Chumby Classic

Once you’ve fiddled with your widgets via Chumby you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it. This is the start of a beautiful relationship. So bin your alarm clock radio: it’s time to quit dreaming and start streaming.

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Please Note:
  • Chumby Classic: Mains powered only (battery back-up for alarm)
  • Chumby One: Mains powered, or by lithium battery - not included
Contents:
  • Chumby
  • UK Mains Power Cable
  • Chumby charms (Classic version only)
  • User Manual
Measures:
  • Chumby Classic: 15cm wide x 10cm high x 8cm deep
  • Chumby One: 9cm wide x 11cm high x 9.6 cm deep
Chumby Classic Specification:
  • 3½" LCD colour touchscreen
  • 2 USB 2.0 full-speed ports
  • 350 MHz ARM processor
  • 64 MB SDRAM
  • 64 MB NAND flash ROM
  • 2W stereo speakers
  • Stereo headphone output
  • Accelerometer (motion sensor)
  • Leather housing
  • AC adapter included
  • Wi-fi connectivity (802.11 b/g)
  • USB ethernet compatible
  • Dimmable backlight
  • One-click control panel access
  • Access to free chumby content
  • Over-the-air software updates
  • Free charm set one included with each chumby classic
Chumby One Specification:
  • 3½" LCD color touchscreen
  • USB 2.0 high-speed port
  • 454 MHz ARM processor
  • 64 MB DDR SDRAM
  • 2W mono speaker
  • Stereo headphone output
  • Accelerometer (motion sensor)
  • Mains powered (AC adapter included) or rechargeable lithium ion battery (not included)
  • Wi-fi connectivity (802.11 b/g)
  • One-click control panel access
  • Access to free chumby content
  • Over-the-air software updates
  • Volume knob
  • FM radio tuner
  • Internal microSD card firmware
Requirements:
  • Broadband Internet connection. The Internet connection needs to be highspeed, such as cable or DSL. chumby will not work with a dial-up connection.
  • Wireless router or wired ethernet connection. Wireless: chumby is compatible with most wireless routers with the settings of 802.11g/802.11b (or mixed). Most routers currently sold offer these settings. Routers that mention 802.11n may work with the chumby as long as they properly support 802.11g or 802.11b. Wired ethernet: chumby works with most USB ethernet adapters.
  • Computer. You need access to a computer to activate your chumby as well as set up the widgets you want to show on it. Once your chumby is set up, you only need occasional access to a computer if you want to change widgets in your channels.
  • You don't have to buy a subscription or membership or anything else extra to access widgets for your chumby.

Customer Reviews

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Hi there firebox, does the Chumby connect to your media centre within your home - as that's what I need, something I can connect to my favourite music and videos on our media centre. If not, what else do you offer that would do this? Many thanks. I think chumby have missed a trick if the clock function doesn't work without access to a wi-fi, after all, even if you have internet, some providers are more reliable than others, and you may not have neighbours with wi-fi you can use while you wait 2 weeks for them to fix it (happened to a friend of mine).
Peri, UK - 16th February 2011
About the internet connection, I have a router made by Netgear, and my laptop runs of it wirelessly, would this be compatible for Chumby?
Helen Thompson, - 14th February 2011
Firebox says: Indeed it would!
I have a question. Say I have a clock app but I take the Chumby away to a place where there is no wi-fi, does my clock app stop working ? I guess what I'm getting at is does anything work 'off-line' ?
Kevin, Coventry - 18th November 2010
Firebox says: Not really, I'm afraid! It's really only designed for use in a wi-fi zone, so not even the clock works without it.
Does anybody know if this baby can get Radio4 on the internet ?
Ppalaz, Crete - 29th October 2010
Firebox says: No - the Chumby does not currently support WMA files.
I have two questions: 1. Do you have to buy the widgets or are they free? 2. Can you play online games such as wizard101?
Maddie Wright, Dorset - 27th September 2010
Firebox says: Maddie, 1. Widgets are free to download. 2. Highly unlikely. Hope this helps!
I was wondering if you can buy some memory for the chumby as I have just bought one from you today and I am taking it on holiday with me and want to put some videos and music on it if there is a answer then I would be very great full thank you.
Bradley Butler-huish, Newport, Wales - 5th March 2010
Firebox says: Unfortunately not Bradley. Sorry.

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