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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Welcome to the Chumby

Innovation and new products are some of my favorite types of changes. One of the guys on the First30Days team brought a new product to my attention—the Chumby. Here’s what he has to say:

It's the niftiest gadget I've bought since the very first iPod. Essentially, it’s a tiny computer, with a touch-sensitive screen that you can keep on your nightstand, desk or wherever.

I check the weather on it every morning and check the basketball scores at night before I go to bed. I also use it as an alarm clock—it’s great to wake up to internet radio. You can also plug in your iPod and listen to music via Chumby's built-in speakers. There are also lots of silly/fun little widget apps, like the Letterman Top 10 (in streaming video).

It's really fun. My two young boys loved it immediately. My wife, who viewed it with some amount of trepidation, will admit that the weather stuff is cool. You can see current status, forecast and radar for your area.

For more information, check out the company’s web site, And if you have a fun new product that changed your life in any way, let me know.