I'm not quite sure how she engineered it - feminine wiles, I'll bet - but Julie Strietelmeier over at The Gadgeteer managed to get onto the very, very
exclusive list of pre-release buyers of the endearing Chumby
alarm-clock-cum-web-appliance, and she's been busy reviewing the little fella. In case you've forgotten, the Chumby is a compact touchscreen and Freescale processor with a couple of USB ports and a WiFi 'g' connection; in its most basic mode it works as an alarm clock, but delve deeper and you can use it for all sorts of real-time information. Think something like Ambient Devices
range of wireless info-devices, only using WiFi.