I picked up a couple Juiceboxes and MP3/picture kits a few months ago when they were on clearance at WalMart. A few days ago I noticed they were on clearance now at Target (you can get both the unit and the MP3/picture kit for a total of $24 plus tax) and I posted to the linux-hacker forums that Target had them on clearance now. Today, there is a slashdot post about them. Hopefully now someone will figure out how to make it play our own videos.
Poking around online, I found this post talking about using it as an e-book reader. I hadn’t thought of that! So, since I had some lying around, I tried it. In about 10 minutes I was reading text on my Juicebox. Here’s how I did it:
- Download and install JPEGBook
- Set the size in JPEGBook to be 240×160
- Run JPEGBook on a text file
- Use the Juicebox software to import the new book jpgs to your Juicebox.
- Read and enjoy!
Here is the JPG that I put on the Juicebox:
Here is a picture of the Juicebox displaying the text image (click to enlarge – it’s readable!). It looks much better in person – the screenshot looks a bit blue and washed out:
UPDATE: Here is a Flickr photo showing the button functions (point at the buttons):