Free chumbys here! (okay, they’re virtual, but still sort of cool)

November 21, 2006

The next real batch of chumby prototypes will be here in a few more weeks. And we will be giving some away — probably about 50 of them to some of the thousands of you who have requested one. So for a few of you anyway, it will be a Chumby Christmas. The rest of you will have to wait until next Spring (sorry, we really wish we could get you one immediately!)

In the meantime, get yourself a free “virtual chumby.” You can go to our site, register, click on the appropriate link if you don’t have a real chumby to register, and create a widget mix that you can then turn into a virtual chumby and post to your blog page, MySpace, or wherever.

Here’s my virtual chumby posted to my MySpace page.

And bunnie’s virtual chumby is here.

Hopefully this will give many of you who don’t have a real chumby yet some sense of the Chumby experience. Let us know what you like, or don’t like, about it. More cool widgets coming soon, so keep checking back.


8 Responses to “Free chumbys here! (okay, they’re virtual, but still sort of cool)”

  1. julian Says:

    It might just be me but every time I try to register I get “registration error
    There was a problem registering your chumby. Please call us at 1-619-886-6502 for help with your registration”.

  2. “It might just be me but every time I try to register I get ‚Äúregistration error””

    There is a single required field in the registration page that triggers this message – the description of the field notes that it’s important to provide “accurate” information. It’s not kidding. The reason the error is not more specific is because of the outcome of certain recent litigation.

  3. Jenn Says:

    Too bad I don’t have a cool idea for the Chumby cause I really want one. So, it’s going to come out sometime during spring?

  4. Jackson Says:

    A really awsome hardware extra for the chumby could be a built in web-cam, or coaxial port. Then it could turn into a portableish tv, or even stream tv to a computer with wifi. I’d sure as hell pay alot more for something like that.

    I don’t know anything about hardware, but perhaps you could make say 1 port (another for power), and sell adaptors. say, to ethernet, to coaxial, to USB, whatever. although I’m not even sure if this’s possible. that’d be awsome though.

  5. Actually, the chumby *has* an external USB port.

  6. Kenny Says:

    I wonder if you could get it to have a voice recognition program? That would enable you to type stuff up, use less hands to tell it to do things, and more importantly it would let you chat with people.

  7. […] Free chumbys here! (okay, they’re virtual, but still sort of cool) […]

  8. Trey Says:

    so there free right

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