Topic: Chumby Impressions & Requests
Ok - First off - THIS THING ROCKS!!! Lets make it perfect!!
Start up & getting running... fine - a tad technical... maybe;
* add a USB connection to connect to a PC to getting it configured and going using a cd plus a wizard - TEAMWORK!
* iPod compatibility - uh - you have a touch screen - create a screen LIKE the iPod Screen but SMALL, and remotely control the device directly - don't read the songs from it. Charge it etc... Don't try to access it like iTunes - which is why you can't read the new ones. Control it/Interface it a little. Be more compatible. If my wifes boom box is not complex, and can do it, why can't the Chumby?
Ok - ALARM notes;
* WHY IS THE DANG SNOOZE BUTTON ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN?!?! Dead Center is "Turn Off alarm" OUCH!!! Can we make a MAJORITY of the screen SNOOZE - if you're more awake (hey - consolation for making the snooze button the control panel!), click the CORNER to disable the alarm. Also - Something different from the backup alarm. Kinda like a "Make Sure I'm awake by 20 minutes after the hour or I'm going to get mad ..." or something. Also - can there be a "listen to radio!" button - once in a while, I want to listen to the radio while getting ready. My point, this is WAY more then a clock radio - we can make sure people are awake. How about key in "xxx" to stop BACKUP alarm - "123" 3 digit code to indicate that YOU'RE AWAKE (maybe...)
it DOES need a battery backup. How often does it set itself? Also my dang Internet was giving me grief (don't ask!) - so Chumby went into a little shock ASKING for internet connection - uh - how about a local network status channel in addition to the default clock? Kinda like a "hey - I'm sick - here's the symptoms"
I'll think of more...