If you’re bored with your standard beeping alarm clock or want to get a cool gift for your friend or family, get the Chumby. It’s a clock that’s connected to your wireless network. It has a 3.5 LCD screen that displays streaming radio stations, videos, news, entertainment, and weather. You can have it pull up MTV, CBS, The Weather Channel, AOL’s Shoutcast, Scripps Networks, and MySpace. So, you can set this alarm clock to wake you up at 6AM with the weather forecast of the day in video, or get moving with MTV videos . You may also set it up to view your own photos and videos.
Another feature the Chumby provides is the ability to create widgets through a pre-set gallery. You may display your Gmail, daily horoscope, Facebook updates, sports scores, latest news clips, stock quotes, eBay auction updates, and more. Overall, it is a nice way to stay up to date right when you wake up and without having to wake up your sleeping partner. This little device is also a nice way to view your online info where your computer typically doesn’t go (i.e. bathroom, small kitchen, etc.). And don’t worry, you don’t have to be a computer technician to figure out how to set it up!