So the supercool little wi-fi enabled, fully-hackable Chumby is in limited "Insiders" release right now. I'm not sure when it'll be generally available, but it looks cool. I remember getting all excited a couple years back at the 'hack your Audrey' movement that grew out of 3Com's failed Internet appliance. (Yes, I'm a nerd. I had two of them.) But the Chumby looks so much more gratifying in the hackability department—designed from the ground up, in fact, to be hacked. I first heard about them at Yahoo!, where a couple of the early alphas were floating around our Hackday community.
This is extra-cool: they've even opened up the sewing patterns for the fabric side-panels to ease custom fabric hacks. Now how cool is that? I expect (indeed, hope for) a robust market in Chumby customizers to erupt soon on Etsy. I want some blue-camouflage panels to match my allysonhill car litter bag!