My O2 Joggler – all pimped up and ready to go!

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A couple of years ago I wrote a review of the O2 Joggler, which I bought when O2 reduced the price to £50 for a while. For those who’ve never come across a Joggler, it’s a 7″ digital picture frame with extras, like a built in calendar, memos and internet radio.Iit’s a handy little device which O2 sadly decided not to support, and I believe it was withdrawn from sale not long after I bought mine.

Fortunately the story doesn’t stop there, for a lot of technically-minded people saw great potential in the Joggler and a community of Joggler users have hacked the device and written all sorts of funky apps for it and got Linux, Android and Windows XP running on it too. I’ve tried out quite a few and settled on PnP, which gave me extra radio stations and a BBC iPlayer app among other things. I was happy with the results, but the installation wasn’t the most straightforward thing to do and the Joggler itself became a little unstable, locking up at times. However, there is a new version of the app – P n P Mark II –

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O2 Joggler: touch-screen device to organise family life.

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O2 – O2 Joggler: touch-screen device to organise family life..

I have to say I’m quite tempted by the O2 Joggler. I’m not the most organised of people and tend to use the calendar on my phone a lot – but it’s not immediately in view and I’m hopeless at remembering which day my son needs to take PE kit or when I need to be sending birthday cards. The Joggler, with its built in calendar that every member of the family can access,  looks like the ideal device to help me organise myself, so long as I could find somewhere to put it where I’d actually remember to look at it! It would also take the place of the CD/radio in my kitchen, as it has radio and a music facility, and I could put some photos on there and have it as a digital photo frame. Add to that scrolling news and sport, traffic news, weather … sounds perfect. Continue reading