New gadget for $199. Seems to have a lot of potential but needs more development. Still needs to be plugged-in for power. Yet, there is a power compartment for a “to-be-developed” battery. You do need access to a WIFI network.
Right now, I see it as a replacement for your room clock/radio/weather station. Whats nice is that you can read the latest news or YouTube videos just before bed or upon wake-up. Some of the widgets are intriguing. Being open architecture ensures a continual stream of new useful (as some off-the-wall) ones.
To purchase, visit the manufacturers site http://www.chumby.com/
If you want to save $100, you can build one from a kit http://www.boingboing.net/2009/09/17/chumby-kits-for-sale.html