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Getting chummy with the Chumby

ChumbyIf you love online widgets, Wi-Fi and wacky gadgets, you'll love the Chumby. Using your home's wireless network, it sits on your counter and scrolls through all sorts of neat things on the Internet. You go on the Chumby.com site to tell it which widgets (aka web applications) you want to show up on the screen - and it can be anything: check weather, get Facebook status updates, watch YouTube videos, play games, listen to music, get alerts when you have e-mail, show off photos... there are more than 500 widgets for this. Check out some of the features in the video below, or read my review in today's Miami Herald.

The fact that people are making new widgets for this is what makes it great, because there's always something new you can put on the screen. It's easy to use and understand, even for the non-techy person, and it's not too pricey at $180. It makes more sense to put this in a room where the computer isn't in, like a kitchen or in the living room.

Click here to read the full review or see what it looks like in the video below.


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