Topic: USB Relay
Ok, I realize that I'm probably dreaming here, but I've got a feature request that would substantially improve the chumby from my perspective. I have an iPhone. I plug the cradle into my chumby on my nightstand, and charge my iPhone on that cradle every night. Every few days, I have to remember to manually pull out the USB cable and plug it into my laptop to sync in the new podcasts and such.
So, the feature I want is a USB relay. I envision this as a pair of processes, one on my Macbook Pro, and the other on the Chumby. The chumby side would encapsulate the USB data and transport it over to the MBP. On the MBP side, it would look like another USB port, and thus iTunes would see it as a locally connected iPhone. There seems to be a project at http://usbip.sourceforge.net/ that certainly heads in the right direction.
I could see this as being generally useful, beyond just iPhone/iPod/etc to iTunes connectivity. Opinions anyone?