More than a year ago, I blogged about the cute and squishable Chumby, an internet gadget that seemed to just be a widget display showing you things like the weather, email and suchlike. I never bought one because at first it wasn’t available in the UK, then the option to ship it internationally became available but the gadget was just that little bit too expensive.
Now they have come out with the Chumby One, which is the next generation of Chumby. Firstly, the name makes me think of those campaigns to get innocent people out of jail. “Free the Chumby One!” That could just be me, though.
Aside from the name, they have completely ruined the Chumby. It is not squishy! Why would you buy a gadget that wasn’t squishy?
As a side note, the original Chumby is still available, now called the Chumby Classic. Maybe it will get cheaper.