Bug Labs BUG
With BUG, you snap together parts to build any device you dream up. The system's brain is the BUGbase, a tiny Linux computer with four slots for plugging in a growing range of modules. Use the GPS receiver and camera modules, for example, to build a point-and-shoot that adds location tags to photos and posts them on the Web. Write custom software in Java, or download dozens of free applications that make the modules work together. BUGbase, $350; modules, from $60; buglabs.net
"...with four slots for plugging in a growing range of modules." They have the same 4 modules which they had about year ago. What's wrong with them? They had so many ideas from their users, but none was realized. I think this bug may be dead :(
Yeah I haven't seen much cool ideas for this product come to fruition. gps tagged pictures is about as cool or as useful as it get apparantly.
Maybe the reason they failed to improve and add more modules is because alot of people did not patronize their product. Maybe they just gave up on the R&D part and let the users think up of some ways to build something using the limited number of modules. But, creativity and imagination for some could only go so far and can be hampered since there are few modules that have been provided. But, it's cool the way they sorta allow you to mix and match things up, but to a certain point it becomes useless and you could only mix and match something good and useful only so many times until the person realizes that he's better off purchasing a better more specialized item that's cheaper.