Chumby Reborn As Chumby One, Now Less Beanbaggy
Wednesday, September 30, 2009; 7:44 AM
The original Chumby was soft, cuddly, and cute. The new Chumby One is uptight, all-business, and commercial. I hate it.The draw to the original Chumby was that there was nothing like it on the market two years ago. You could load it up with all sorts of pre-made widgets like YouTube, weather, news, or one you made thanks to the open source hardware and software. Sure, the upcoming Chumby One still has the original capabilities if not more thanks to the upgraded 454MHz CPU, but it doesn't have the same crazy beanbag form factor. It's missing the "cute."