|Product||Chumby One||Chumby 8 (black)||Pioneer AVIC-X920BT||Insignia Infocast||Apple TV (fall 2010)|
|Price||$67.99||$99.95||$1,499.99||MSRP: $169.99||$79.99 to $269.00|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3 stars||2 stars||2 stars||4.5 stars||2.5 stars|
|Release date||November 11, 2009||April 11, 2011||Info unavailable||July 26, 2010||September 28, 2010|
|Bottom line|| |
It's hard to say if the Chumby One works better as an alarm clock, a photo frame, a news reader, or as an Internet radio, but for around $100, it's a great value in any incarnation.
The Chumby 8 is the best and biggest Chumby yet, but tablet and smartphone owners may find its features redundant and its speed lacking.
Pioneer's AVIC-X920BT not only addresses the core needs of most people, but also it's software is expandable to bring Internet radio into the car, harnesses your media library, and can help you get where you're going as economically as possible.
It won't slice or dice, brew your coffee, or fetch your slippers, but the Insignia Infocast's ability to put news, music, photos, calendars, and social networks at your fingertips makes it a worthy addition to today's digitally-enabled home.
The Apple TV is an excellent streaming video box, especially for Apple fans who will use AirPlay and the upcoming iTunes Match service, but it's missing a few key apps like Hulu Plus and Pandora.
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