125Views7Replies

Author Options:

Neo1973 or Chumby Answered

Picture of

Hi
I need your advice. I have been looking at the neo1973 phone for a while. It is an open source phone that allows you to do a lot. It has a touch screen,gsm,gps,2 accelerometers,and wifi. It is open source so there is infinite number of applications available. It costs about $400.
Just recently I have been looking at the chumby. The chumby is an open source linux based mini computer. It has on 3.5 in touch screen, 2usb ports, wifi, and built in speakers. You can do a lot with its widgets (rss,weather,youtube,music,movies,flickr,facebook...ect) It cost $180.
So I was wondering which one would you get and/or if you have any experience with one or both of the products.
Thanks

7 Replies

user
LinuxH4x0r (author)2007-11-09

NEO! *drools on keyboard*

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Weissensteinburg (author)2007-11-08

Zachninme has a chumby, so ask him any questions about it (and make sure to spam his inbox =-p )

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user

Thanks. Will do (SPAM inbox) jk

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
canida (author)2007-11-08

We've got a chumby, and the widgets enable it to sit on a desk and flash distracting things. We ended up turning it off to avoid distraction at work. That said, Bunny (Chumby founder) is awesome, and a really smart guy. (Not sure how that should affect purchasing decisions, though.) No info for you on the neo.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
joejoerowley (author)canida2007-11-08

Did you develop any instructables widgets? There are probably not a lot of instructables chumby users so it might just be a waste of your time but it would cool. What did you think of the size. Was it smaller or bigger than you expected? Thanks Joe

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
Juklop (author)2007-11-08

The Chumby seems cool and has an awesome name.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
joejoerowley (author)Juklop2007-11-08

Yeah, it is pretty cool. It would sit by my bed as an alarm clock and/or at the breakfast table for rss feed reading.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer