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Niall Magennis

By Niall Magennis



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O2 Joggler


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Despite the feast of features, there's still room for improvement. Although there's an icon on the main screen for Internet radio, this hasn't been implemented yet. This is a shame as we think it's a key feature that would greatly enhance the usefulness of the Joggler - anyone fancy an Internet radio alarm clock for the bedroom?

It also would have been nice to have an SD card slot so you could view pictures directly from your digital camera's SD card rather than having to load them over the network or via the USB port. The stereo speakers are a bit on the tinny side too - think kitchen radio rather than mini Hi-Fi quality, but then again at least there is a mini jack stereo output on the rear so you can connect it to powered speakers if you like.

Furthermore, there's a distinct feeling that the Joggler can do even more than what O2 has so far unleashed. Especially as the Joggler is really a re-branded and re-jigged version of Open Peak's OpenFrame, and from what we can tell from OpenPeak's website, the original has a wider selection of preloaded apps.


Given the range of features on offer, the Joggler is surprisingly cheap. You can buy it from O2 for £150 or if you're already an O2 customer you can get it for free if you forgo an impending handset upgrade. Certainly, the device has its failings, but overall we couldn't help liking it a lot. It's just so easy to use and has such a neat line-up of features that it really grows on you over time.

Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • Value 8
  • Features 9
  • Design 9


July 1, 2009, 3:29 pm

My wife is badgering me into getting her one of these. With 4 kids she thinks she'd find it useful to keep track of football training, dance lessons, doctors appointments etc. I'm holding out because of the lack of integration with google calender. I'd find it a lot more useful if I could pick my iPod Touch up in the morning and be able to check my calender to find out who I need to ship where and at what time. I have a tendency to think that buying a netbook for a similar price may offer all these features (albeit without the fancy touchscreen interface) with a lot more besides.


July 1, 2009, 4:09 pm

So what are the hacking capabilities like?

Can you, for example, put your own OS on it?

Would be cool to use as a home automation controller, or even a sat nav device in the car.


July 1, 2009, 7:26 pm

If this is the same thing as the openpeak openframe device - is it possible to install openpeak applications on it? I notice that they have applications that sync with google calendar. Also.. anyone know how easy it is to write apps for the openpeak platform?


July 1, 2009, 8:46 pm

Ah - a bit of googling reveals... http://hackthejoggler.co.uk/


July 1, 2009, 9:03 pm

I'm wondering what would be your advice? i'm looking for something in the livingroom that would function like a calendar and all the other stuff this thing has. But I'm not sure if it would be better to just get a netbook? I would appreciate your advice. (and I won't sue you ;) )

BTW, nice review!




July 1, 2009, 9:11 pm

O yes, I forgot to ask if it is possible to use it in the Netherlands? or would the text messages be cancelled?


February 9, 2010, 6:26 pm

Hi there

Need some advice, I am after something like the Joggler, but am on the Three network, and was hoping to get one under the OPenpeak brand but cannot find anywhere which sells them. Any ideas???



March 31, 2010, 11:36 pm

From April 2nd O2 are slashing the price (for 2 weeks) to £49.. Going to get one or two myself.

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