Audrey: Cute, But No Raving Beauty

3Com's Ergo Audrey, a Net appliance for those who already own a PC, is a work in progress

The Ergo Audrey's name makes me think of the blood-sucking plant in Little Shop of Horrors. And its 1950s retro-futuristic design makes it look like something left behind by the Jetsons. But once you get past these odd popular-culture associations, Audrey turns out to be an interesting entry in the burgeoning market for consumer Internet appliances.

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