Topic: Did I just buy a billboard?
I recently bought a new Chumby for myself, and I'm quite happy with the product. I was actually thinking about buying couple more as gifts. But there are though few issues which I'm surprised to see are present in a product that has been on the market for such a long time:
1. The Chumby isn't cheap. I've payed for a product which is useless w/o the online service, so making me "pay" again by pushing those "extra widgets" into my device is unfair IMHO, and tasteless. I will never buy anything I've seen advertised on Chumby, so please consider allowing customers to opt-out, if they feel the same. At least make it clear for potential customers that they are paying for a billboard. This really sucks.
You need to click 3-4 times to get in and out of any of the music services, and there's no way to switch them off from the main panel. It's quite unusable, in my opinion, even before we talk about why the streaming stops after a while, for no apparent reason.
3. I see no way to access and install widgets from the device. Even a basic "top widgets" list would be more useful then nothing at all. A Widget Store feature would be nice.