The Chumby is an alarm clock and more for geeks. Is it a tool or a toy? While I do not own a Chumby, I can see how this device has real utility. It can serve as an alarm clock, calendar, news reader, stock ticker, sports caster, digital photo frame, radio or weather reporter. Since my mobile SmartPhone charges next to my bed at night I use it for most of these functions. If not for that this product is very tempting.