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Bracketron launches Nav-Mat II

Posted in GPS by Shane McGlaun on December 8th, 2009

navmat2-sgI like my GPS device when I am going on long trips, but I am not a big fan of the windshield mounting. My car has a deep dash and steep windshield, which means the GPS is a long way from me. The suction cup won’t stick to my dash though.

Bracketron has announced a new GPS accessory called the Nav-Mat II that is designed to sit on your dash and hold you GPS device. The mat is flexible and uses something called TemporBond to stay in place.

RoadPilot announces RoadPilot Mobile

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on December 3rd, 2009

RoadPilot announces GPS PhonesDrivers who want to stay away from the long arm of the law as far as speeding goes can now download a camera locator application direct to their mobile phone from RoadPilot. RoadPilot Mobile will be available on an annual subscription basis, though the price is yet to be revealed.

To celebrate the launch, RoadPilot is offering RoadPilot Mobile with a no-strings-attached free trial until February 28th 2010. In addition to fixed cameras, it offers a real-time alert facility, which lets users notify other members of the RoadPilot Mobile user community if specific mobile speed camera sites are active.

Sprint turned over users data to authorities 8 million times last year

Posted in Sprint by Conner Flynn on December 2nd, 2009

Sprint turned over users data to authorities 8 million times last yearYes you read that correctly. Just in the last year alone, Sprint turned over users GPS data to authorities 8 million times. Now maybe that number turns out to be grossly inflated. Maybe it’s really 4 million times, or 1 million. Even if it’s under a thousand users, this news is scary.

There are legitimate reasons for law enforcement agencies to have access to location data. We could all understand the need when it comes to missing person cases, kidnappings and wanted fugitives. We all want lives to be saved. But there must be some guidelines, because this is truly scary stuff below:

TomTom unveils XXL 540S World Traveler Edition GPS device

Posted in TomTom by Shane McGlaun on November 25th, 2009

tomtom-xl-340TomTom has a bunch of GPS devices that cover different needs and price ranges. A couple of its new units will be on sale at discounted prices Friday at Walmart for those on a budget. If your budget is larger and you need something with maps for different countries, TomTom has unveiled the new XXL 540S World Traveler Edition.

The device is just like the XXL 540S with the addition of preloaded maps of the US, Canada and Europe. Features of the device include IQ Routes, Map Share, Help Me menu, Fold and Go EasyPort mount, TomTom home and 4GB of storage.

TomTom offers details on Walmart exclusive GPS devices for Black Friday

Posted in TomTom by Shane McGlaun on November 24th, 2009

tomtom1-125-sgBlack Friday is this week and shoppers are already gearing up to storm retail stores early to get the best deals before they sell out. Two GPS from TomTom are being offered at Walmart including the TomTom One 125 SE and the TomTom XL 325 SE.

The units have many of the same features including TomTom Map Share technology, 30-day maps guarantee, Help Me menu and both are ready for optional services like traffic and fuel prices. The two differ in screen size with the 125 SE using a 3.5-inch touchscreen and the 325 SE offering a 4.3-inch touchscreen.

Mio Hammer V700 GPS Navigation System

Posted in GPS by Conner Flynn on November 12th, 2009

Mio Hammer V700 GPS Navigation SystemMio Technology has introduced the Hammer V700 GPS navigation system which comes with a long windshield mount for ease of use. It’s the longest we’ve ever seen. It will be available starting today.

The GPS navigator features a 7-inch LCD display at 800 x 480 resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio and can track up to 64 satellites simultaneously while receiving traffic updates via its TPEG receiver.The 4GB and 8GB models retail for $285 and $310.

iPod touch gets GPS navigation for first time

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Shane McGlaun on November 12th, 2009

gfiipodtouchOne of the big reasons many users of the first generation iPhone upgraded to the iPhone 3G and then the 3GS was to get GPS capability. The problem for those that use the first generation iPhone or the iPod touch is that the devices lack a GPS receiver.

A new software and hardware system has been unveiled called G-Fi with Navmii software that allows turn-by-turn navigation on the iPod touch and the original iPhone. The hardware portion is called the G-Fi and is a device that acts sort of like a router and can support up to 200 Apple devices in range.

Cheetah C50 GPS Speed Camera Detector

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2009

Cheetah C50 GPS Speed Camera DetectorThe Cheetah C50 is a small GPS speed camera detector with 65 unique spoken voice alerts that cover various types of threats. The device can identify different types of cameras for speed, red light, speed-on-green, and also is capable of telling you if the camera is on a freeway, a highway, an exit ramp, a frontage road, etc. It will give you an edge while speeding away.

The Cheetah C50 has a speedometer, compass, and directional intelligence, so you won’t be caught off guard by false alarms for cameras on the other side of the freeway. At $100 it will hopefully save you some money on speeding tickets.

Phototrackr Mini geotagging solution debuts

Posted in GPS by Shane McGlaun on October 26th, 2009

phototrackrmini-sbOne of the things that I have never felt compelled to do is geotag images that I take with my digital camera. I am not a big world traveler and if I take pictures, they are usually within a 30-mile radius of my home and I can remember where they were taken.

If you like to geotag your images GiSTEQ has announce a new device called the PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900 that is smaller and faster than the original PhotoTrackr. The new device is about the size of a flash drive and adds new software features to the mix.

GPS Puzzle Box will only open in a specific location

Posted in GPS by Conner Flynn on October 19th, 2009

GPS Puzzle Box will only opens in a specific locationSay you’re a bad guy. A villain. The Joker maybe. You want to taunt Batman, but you need a new gimmick. Aha. Tell Batboy that there’s a bomb in this GPS Puzzle Box that will go off in exactly one hour. But here’s the catch Batbrain, you can only disable it by opening the box. And the box will only open at a specific location. So after Batman gets the box and zips to the location in the nick of time, he’s able to open the box. Inside he finds not a bomb, but a pop-up Joker face. Meanwhile, you’ve been gassing Gotham city, which is now yours.

Well, you could use this Puzzle box like that. It was built as a wedding gift by Mikal Hart. It only opens when it’s in a specific location, and the puzzle involves discovering just where that location is. There’s a button and an LCD display on the lid. When you press the button, the display shows you how far, in kilometers, you are from the goal location. It doesn’t give you directions, so you need to triangulate and you can only press the button 50 times.

KDDI and SECOM anti-kidnapping phones for children

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on October 19th, 2009

KDDI and SECOM anti-kidnapping phones for childrenIn this country we don’t generally let small kids walk the streets alone, but in Japan it’s common to see children of say 6 or 7 seven years-old walking the streets by themselves, so it’s good news that they have KDDI’s child safety device called the Mamorino.

KDDI has teamed up with security firm SECOM and designed the phones to prevent kids from being abducted. The unit features a GPS system that lets parents keep track of their children, while at the same time getting them into mobile phone culture at an early age.

TomTom announces XL 335S GPS device

Posted in TomTom by Shane McGlaun on October 13th, 2009

tomtom-logo-sbTomTom has unveiled a new GPS device today that is aimed at the lower end of the market. The device is called the XL 335S and it will sell for $239.95. Many of TomTom’s offerings sell for much more than that amount.

Despite its entry-level price the navigation device has a slew of features that you expect from TomTom. Things like IQ routes that use real speed measurements to plan the fastest routes on the maps. MapShare is also features allowing users to update the maps as they need to.

TomTom Car Kit for iPhone ships in Europe

Posted in TomTom by Shane McGlaun on October 12th, 2009

tomtomcarkitOne of the big improvements of the iPhone 3G and 3GS compared to the original iPhone was the inclusion of GPS allowing for navigation capabilities in the device. The problem is that the iPhone GPS receiver is prone to having issues at times if you are near large trees or tall buildings.

TomTom has announced that its Car Kit for iPhone is now available for users to purchase in Europe. The kit includes a secure mount dock that charges and holds the iPhone while it works as a PND. The dock allows the iPhone to be in portrait or landscape mode.

New Zealand law makes satnav phones illegal then takes it back

Posted in Mobile Phones by Shane McGlaun on September 28th, 2009

newzealandMany states here in America have hands free laws in effect that only allow the user to their phone with a Bluetooth device. We can still use our phones for navigation and as a music player though. In New Zealand, a new law at first made using the phone as a satnav device illegal.

The new law is called the Road User Amendment Rule 2009 and it reads in part, “You can use a mobile phone held in a cradle while driving, but only to make, receive or terminate a phone call. You cannot use them in any other way, such as reading a GPS map, reading email, or consulting an electronic diary.”

TomTom unveils XL 340S Live GPS unit with connected services

Posted in TomTom by Shane McGlaun on September 28th, 2009

tomtom-xl-340GPS units have evolved from devices that were mostly of help on long road trips to items that commuters can use on the route that they drive each day as a way to get out of traffic. TomTom announced a new GPS device today with connected services via AT&T.

The device is called the TomTom XL 340S Live and has AT&T 3G connectivity built-in. The AT&T connectivity allows the GPS unit to perform local search for gas stations, restaurants and more. Connectivity also allows the GPS device to get real-time traffic info.