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Chumby

Chumby
alaScore 83

8 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Chumby. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Chumby is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Charles Arthur (guardian.co.uk)

Chumby internet appliance

 

The Chumby does nothing you couldn't with an iPod touch – yet, it has a peculiar, clever charm

Once upon the dotcom boom, 3Com announced a product called Audrey. Audrey was to be an internet device that would sit in your kitchen, and which you would use to do little online tasks. It would cost about $499

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Chumby

 

A soft, cuddly, killing machine.

Easy to use, very capable hardware, open-source hardware and software, extremely hackable and expandable

Low resolution screen, touch screen is slightly unresponsive

There’s room for improvement but the Chumby is a very capable device in its own right. However, software and hardware hacks from users will make the Chumby all the more fun and useful.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Steven Leckart (wired.com)

Review: Chumby 8

 

Odds are, you'll never hear the phrase, "I sure wish I had my Chumby right now."

Port Authority: SD and CF slots, two USBs and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Handles Flash. Doubles as a killer night-light. Hardware also available in red. 1500+ pre-stocked apps, including Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Wired.com (huzzah!), Reddit Headlines...

0 more expensive than it should be, even after its recent price drop. Bulky hardware. No internal battery. Dull screen. Setup was long and laborious and required entering a 31-digit code online. Dearth of content: The only dating app is Craigslist...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Ziegler (theverge.com)

Chumby 8 review

 

Is Chumby all grown up? Well, maybe we should be taking a step back: do you even know what Chumby is? The California company has been shipping hardware for nearly five years now, but they're still very much under the radar —...

User interface is the best Chumby has made ; Larger, higher-res screen is far more practical than the One ; Access to all 1,300-odd Chumby apps already available

Simple, basic design belies Chumby’s fun-loving image ; Weak sound quality ; Resistive display

As it always has been with Chumby, the Chumby 8 is a curiosity and a fun toy for the geekiest among us

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Chumby 8

 

With access to lots of apps, the Chumby 8 is like a photo frame on steroids, but it's not as versatile as a tablet.

Sleek and functional design ; Good sound ; 1,500 free apps

Resistive screen ; Must use computer to add apps ; Basic web browser

Chumby was a great idea when it first debuted, but with the rise of smartphones and tablets, Chumby seems dated. Not only is its app selection tiny, but the apps themselves are limited when compared to their Android and iOS counterparts. We also wish...

May, 2011

EDITOR'S CHOICE SILVER AWARD

Expert review by: Renee Reynolds (hardware-pacers.com)

Chumby Chumby

 

The Chumby is an amazing little device that acts as an alarm clock, weather channel, game system, and much much more. This interactive multimedia device is a great way to showcase pictures, stay up-to-date with your social network, watch TV, get...

Cool design ; Tons of fun

Power is supplied by an AC adapter that must be plugged in

The Chumby is an amazing little device that can do a whole lot in a little bean bag package. This bean bag is a whole lot of fun and has some pretty functional applications and widgets as well. With the ability to tell time, predict the weather, play...

Feb, 2009