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Dangling Dongle Brings GPS to The iPhone

June 3, 2008 by Sean R.  
Filed under Cellphones, GPS, Handhelds, Wireless

Dangling Dongle Brings GPS to The iPhone

This rather clunky-looking Apple iPhone add-on brings real GPS to the soon-to-be-obsolete original iPhone.
Consisting a Holux M1000b GPS unit, a custom dock-connector cable and some software which requires a jailbroken iPhone to run.
Here’s a demo video below in which the GPS seems to work fine, updating your position on the iPhone’s built in Google Maps application every second or so:

What it also shows is that you’ll need a minimum of three hands to use it. Darn. I only have two… har har.
You can check out some screenshots over at the company’s blog that show the software turning the …read more

Sanyo NVA-MS1280DT and NVA-MS1180DT GPS Devices

May 29, 2008 by colbert low  
Filed under Announcements, GPS

Sanyo NVA-MS1280DT and NVA-MS1180DT GPS Devices

Back in the days when GPS Devices could only show you around the backyard, this bricks were pretty boring as some of them had green or grey screens. Nowadays, vendors are slapping on plenty of cool features on them to bring the cash. This new Sanyo NVA-MS1280DT and NVA-MS1180DT GPS Devices can even now play movies with DTS or Dolby Sound, play music, and let you watch digital mobile TV. How cool is that ? An all in one GPS gadget that lets you find your way and entertain your guests too. Ha
The NVA-MS1280DT model comes with a 7-inch QVGA …read more

BlackLine GPS location-based service

May 14, 2008 by colbert low  
Filed under Announcements, GPS

BlackLine GPS location-based service

BlackLine GPS Inc. has just announced LonerMobile, an application for GPS-enabled BlackBerry smartphones. Its a software that can report on mobile worker’s safety via connection monitoring, confirmation of worker awareness, and location through GPS reporting.
When a user working in the field does not check-in or their communication line is lost, a GPS location history enables the employer to quickly determine the mobile worker’s most recent location.
I would think this is pretty useful even in the city area as awful things can happen anytime, just like the recent earthquake in China.
 

Dash Express the first Internet-connected GPS device ships out

March 27, 2008 by colbert low  
Filed under GPS

Dash Express the first Internet-connected GPS device ships out

Its not everyday you can find a GPS device that connects to the internet. Today, Dash Navigation and Amazon.com announced that Dash Express is now shipping to consumers. Dash Express is the first Internet-connected GPS device. With its two-way connectivity, Dash delivers the most accurate traffic information, provided by the Dash Driver Network, and up-to-date destination information to consumers in their cars everyday. The Dash Express is available now at Amazon.com for $399.99.
Dash approaches traffic in an entirely different way – by collecting information from other people driving real commute routes, during real commute times. Each Dash Express anonymously …read more

Intellitrac GPS tracking system

January 31, 2008 by colbert low  
Filed under GPS

Intellitrac GPS tracking system

OK, this Intellitrac GPS tracking system should be installed in every car in Kuala Lumpur as the car jacking stats are going crazy. It ain’t safe driving anywhere nowadays, that’s why I have not change my old junk in the past 7 years. Just in case you get sentimental to your old car like me, you’d want to pick up the Intellitrac GPS tracking system to do some GPS/GSM tracking in case it goes missing. It will log your mileage on your field trips around the country and even do some wiretapping in case you wanna know what your kids …read more

iRiver M20 has GPS navigator

January 14, 2008 by colbert low  
Filed under Announcements, CES, GPS

iRiver M20 has GPS navigator

iRiver introduced a new gadget at CES 2008 last week dubbed the iRiver M20 which is also a PND (portable navigation device). Its got a 7-inch screen , uses SD cards , has FM tuner and DMB receiver functions.
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Mio C620 and C620t GPS models now available

December 24, 2007 by colbert low  
Filed under GPS, Home Entertainment

Mio C620 and C620t GPS models now available

Mio’s 2 high-end 3D mapping devices – the C620 and C620t, are now available to gadget freaks. While this devices were shown at the recent IFA consumer electronics show in August 2007, they garnered a lot of interest with their 3D maps. The new Mio 2008 mapping software is able to provide the motorist with a true 3D view of the road ahead on this 4.3″ wide screen devices. Someday you might even have a 3D rendered Paris Hilton guide you to the nearest spa.
The Mio C620 and C620t feature the very latest Tele Atlas maps (2007.7) as well as …read more

Viewranger the GPS mapping software for trail seekers

November 21, 2007 by colbert low  
Filed under Announcements, GPS

Viewranger the GPS mapping software for trail seekers

   
There maybe plenty of GPS software and hardware out in the market, but if you are looking for one that breaks from the norm, then have a look at Viewranger. Viewranger is perfect for walkers, cyclists, ramblers and anyone who likes to stray off the normal roads into the wilderness. You can add points like that red tree or big boulder on that map. With the Buddy Beacon Tracker, you can track your buddy so you know where they are at all times.
Viewranger also allows you to record your trip, and ‘share your experiences’ in the wild. Sounds like …read more

Freedom Keychain GPS SiRF III Receiver is small

September 19, 2007 by colbert low  
Filed under GPS, Misc. Gadgets

Freedom Keychain GPS SiRF III Receiver is small

   

The Freedom Keychain GPS SiRF III Receiver is really small, so small I could lose it in a jiffy. Instead of carrying bulky GPS receivers around like the Holux GR-239 GPS Receiver, the Freedom Keychain GPS SiRF III Receiver is heaven-sent.
The Freedom Keychain GPS SiRF Receiver is currently the world’s most compact and neatest GPS receiver available, and is capable of connecting simultaneously to up to up to 20 satellite channels, as well as having a solid working time of 10hrs. Get the Freedom Keychain GPS SiRF III Receiver for $129.95
Specs for the Freedom Keychain GPS SiRF III Receiver …read more

GPS and SIM cards

April 30, 2007 by colbert low  
Filed under GPS

GPS and SIM cards

People today dislike carrying a large number of devices around even though they need it. BlueSky has develop a technology that embeds Assisted Global Positioning Systems in a SIM card with minimal impact on the signal strength and battery life. It is marketing this technology to reduce location identification time and increase accuracy especially in buildings and dense populated areas. It is possible to react faster to emergency situations in case there is a need to because of its more accurate location due to this new device. Consumers may feel that their privacy is being violated but according to …read more

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