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Chumby PDA Pet

By: Ben Preiss - Published: • References: wirelessnetdesignline & boingboing.net
Chumby, the "squeezable wireless beanbag computer" is an open source consumer device that is in its own category, whatever that is.

It is sort of like a cross between a PDA and a pet. It was invented by hackers for hackers and its functions are determined by the owner according to which "widgets" they download. Among the widgets: alarm-clock, video browser, weather display, Flickr browser, sports scores, gossip, music, games, etc. Chumby invites you to hack and will ship soon for under $200. Stats for Touchscreen WiFi Beanbag Trending: Older & Average
Traction: 4,643 clicks in 410 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: Touchscreen WiFi Beanbag
Related: 52 examples / 40 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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