Chumby Intros Chumby One – Now with More Bang for the Buck


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For the most part, the original Chumby was a success for being a fairly low-cost, network enabled infotainment device that anyone could develop for and/or add nifty widget apps to (1,500+ total). Now, Chumby has improved upon the “Classic” and is introducing Chumby “One” (Compare), which now offers a faster 454MHz processor, rechargeable battery, FM tuner, physical volume knob, 2GB microSD card, and a smaller footprint. Negatives: It has one less 1 USB port and currently only comes in white ABS plastic. MSRP on the Chumby One is $119.95 (Classic retails for $199.95) or $99.95 for limited time if you’re a “Chumby Insider” via the Chumby Store.

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  • http://twitter.com/paulwebster Paul Webster

    The number of apps is impressive for such a device (although not in the league of top name mobile phones) – and I guess reflects an initial audience with a high proportion of developers.
    Any idea how many of the original Chumby devices have sold? 50k perhaps (Chumby says tens of thousands)

    Presumably this lower spec, lower price model is to increase market penetration – but it remains a very niche area.

  • http://www.facebook.com/josh.dennis Josh Dennis

    Interesting. I am glad they ditched the leather, it never really appealed to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/josh.dennis Josh Dennis

    Brother this isn't a lower spec model it is an upgraded model, minus the leather and 1 usb port. The Proc is faster not slower. Niche none the less.

  • http://www.ehomeupgrade.com Alexander Grundner

    I don't mind the leather. It gave the “Classic” Chumby personality. I'd like to see some customization options for the new product like sticker skins or color options.

  • andrewmclaughlin

    Hate to say it, but the iTouch mounted in a simple mount with a widget mode would be far superior.

  • andrewmclaughlin

    Hate to say it, but the iTouch mounted in a simple mount with a widget mode would be far superior.