The chumby is a compact device that displays useful and entertaining information from the web. Always on, it shows — nonstop — what's online that matters to you.
I like to call it a snuggly beanbag computer.
(I chose the black one)
Many moons ago, I found out about Chumby through Make, Boing Boing or maybe even Engadget. And today I got an email that I'm "special" and can order one. They're not publicly available yet, so you have to wait for yours.
They look like a lot of fun, and for $179.95 (free shipping) I plan on doing a lot of fun things with it. I might even write a widget for it, or something. I'll leave the hardware hacking to my boyfriend, though.