Chumby8: World’s First Stand-Alone App Player


Have you heard of the chumby8? If you like apps and this is a product with which you’re not already familiar, you’re going to want to keep reading.

With a sleek modern industrial design, an 8-inch 800×600 LCD touchscreen, robust features, and over 1,500 free apps, the chumby8 is one of today’s hottest gadgets. This diverse device, which retails for $199, takes your favorite parts of the Internet and delivers them to you in a friendly, always-on, always-fresh format.

Chumby8 is a window into your online life that lives outside your desktop, so content like weather, photos, status updates, news headlines, music, and more has a readily accessible place to play away from your world of documents and spreadsheets.

Two USB ports, CF and SD slots, make it possible to upload pictures, music, and other personal media of your choosing, turning your chumby8 into a personalized digital photo frame and music player. It can also be used as an alarm clock or just a fun piece of background décor that delivers a personalized stream of your favorite apps.

Use it to fall asleep to your favorite music or news podcast after a long day with more than 10,000 Internet radio and podcast stations to choose from, including Napster, Pandora, SHOUTcast, iheartradio, Mediafly, New York Times, and CBS. Use chumby8 to consult your Google Calendar in the morning, check the weather, view your photo stream on Flickr, follow your friends on Twitter, update your status on Facebook, or get alerted to that great find on Craigslist you’ve been waiting for.

The chumby8 comes preloaded with ready-to-play themed channels showcasing the best Chumby apps in entertainment, news, humor, games, kids, and sport, among others. What’s more, Web browser support allows users to access links within apps, and chumby8’s share features make it easy to send photos, videos, and apps to friends and family.

Using the device couldn’t be easier. Just plug in your chumby8, connect to your network, and create a lineup of favorites from over 1,500 free apps in 29 categories, with new options being added regularly. Then let your chumby8 do its thing—streaming everything you like, from sports scores to stock quotes, from video clips to interactive games, and from photos to trivia. Content is available from well-known media sites including: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, MTV Networks, Groupon,, and many others. You can also create a customized chumby8 covers.

Learn more about this exceedingly able appliance online here.


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Merilee Kern

Merilee Kern, Executive Editor of “The Luxe List” International News Syndicate, is a lifestyle, leisure and consumer goods expert who reports on exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events and noteworthy products and services at all price points – from the highly affordable to the luxury extreme. She keeps her finger on the pulse of what’s trending across all leisure and lifestyle-related product, service and travel categories to inform, enlighten and entertain. Also owner of a thriving communications agency, Merilee is the very definition of a renaissance woman: a savvy entrepreneur, media personality, radio talk show host, author, journalist, publicist, health advocate and proud mother of two. She may be reached online at

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