It won't slice or dice, brew your coffee, or fetch your slippers, but the Insignia Infocast's ability to put news, music, photos, calendars, and social networks at your fingertips makes it a worthy addition to today's digitally-enabled home.
The Infocast weaves Web apps, digital photos, and streaming audio and video into an affordable, tablet-style superscreen.
Insignia officially announces its Infocast touch-screen Internet viewer, based around the Chumby Network of open-source widgets. The device competes directly with the Sony Dash.
Take a closer look at the Insignia Infocast, a touch-screen media viewer based around the Chumby widget platform.
CNET's Donald Bell reviews the Insignia Infocast, an Internet-connected touch-screen microcomputer running a scaled-up version of the Chumby apps platform. The screen measures 8 inches diagonally and the price is hard to beat at $169.
The Ambient Umbrella, which automatically receives weather data from Accuweather.com via Ambient's Infocast Network, has made some appearances on blogs--but it's now an official product with an official price tag of $125.
The Chumby hardware makes a comeback, besting the Sony Dash with an 8-inch screen and full Web browser.
The biggest incarnation of the Internet-connected Chumby touch screen has arrived, and CNET's Donald Bell gives it his full attention.
Chumby Industries releases its Chumby app for Android, bringing Chumby's unique ecosystem of Web widgets.
The Chumby 8 is the best and biggest Chumby yet, but tablet and smartphone owners may find its features redundant and its speed lacking.
Pricing not available