We like our alarm clocks smart and versatile, and this Insignia Infocast Internet Media Display would qualify if it weren't so damned expensive. Besides running the thousands of Chumby apps that can do everything from Facebook to live weather, it looks like it might have a few tricks of its own.
At $170, this bedside box's 8-inch 800 x 600-pixel touchscreen has higher resolution than the Chumby One hardware ($120), and it brings additional features to your nightstand, including a built-in microphone and a couple of gigabytes of onboard storage. Could this mean a voice-controlled alarm clock? Or Skyping from your nightstand? There's not much info available yet.
You might recognize that Insignia brand as belonging to Best Buy, and it's now showing up on that store's shelves as you read this. Best of all, its features might match up closely to the flawed Sony Dash at a price that's $30 cheaper.