Remember Chumby, the huggable, widget-powered alarm clock that everyone wanted but just couldn’t figure out what to do with? Well it’s back and it wants to mate with your TV. The NeTV is a Chumby that sits inline with your TV and powers a Webkit browser and RSS/social media feed right on your screen. The device is powered by a small remote or an Android phone and it works with most Android photo apps.
The tiny device runs an 800MHz CPU and it connects to your network via Wi-Fi. The open source device is under development right now (availability is up in the air) but it really points to some interesting work being done on a device that, at least in terms of hype, has fallen into a trough of interest.
HD-resolution (480p, 720p & 1080p24 “True Cinema”) support
Compatible with most HD video sources
800 MHz Marvell CPU
Power via micro USB
Easy to use 7-button IR remote
You can watch a video of the device here and we’ll let you know when it’s available.