GPS?

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 07:31
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Just found GPS USB Receiver for PC/Laptop/Notebook NR.
Item number: 57642164225765081992
Am looking to buy a GPS and already have Laptop.
I was planning to have it hooked to the laptop anyway.
Are these a worthwhile purchase?

This might be it?

iMusty

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Reply By: Utemad - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 07:54

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 07:54
I just bought a Holux CF GPS. Was going to buy one off this guy but ended up getting one from someone in Canberra. Take note that he charges 10% GST on top of the final price.

This can be used in a Laptop too with a PCMCIA converter which is another $5-10.

If it is all you need then go for it.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 09:53

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 09:53
Have you looked at these Mouse GPS's.
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Reply By: Jarrod - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 13:52

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 13:52
Hey iMusty,

I agree with the above about a CF card GPS. I have a garmin map 76 hand held as well as a Haicom 303s CF foldalble GPS. Now I only use the CF gps - in laptop via CF PCMCIA adaptor, as well as in my Ipaq pda, with all maps stored on the SD card.

I guess If you're sure never to get a PDA then USB might be the go. The other thing is, with a CF gps on the side of the Laptop, you need to run an Ext antenna. ...
Horses for courses...
Jarrod.
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Reply By: niikki - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 15:41

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 15:41
Hi All,
Answer to your question is Yes . I have a Garmin 60c GPS and use it every trip with my laptop, wouldnt have it any other way...What software do you intend to use ? NATMAP Raster Mosaic 1:250:000 scale is what i use along with oziexplorer, so far oziexplorer software tops the rasta in as i put it "Being user friendly".
Doug at Lake Macquarie Communication is the man i deal with when it comes to GPS navigation and communications.
Peace...
Niikki
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Reply By: Groove - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 16:44

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 16:44
I have the exact same one and I am extremely pleased with its performance. Its gets a lock MUCH faster than my Garmin 315.
When I first bought it I installed the drivers on my computer inside my house with the intension of carrying the computer outside once the drivers were installed. To my surprise the gps got a strong lock whilst sitting on my lounge, not even close to a window.

The only criticism I have heard of these units is that after a while they do suffer from water ingress. This does not worry most users as most mount them inside the car and still get good performance. Others who wanted to mount it outside dip the unit in Plastidip. This is a liquid rubber coating that completely waterproofs the unit.

I would highly recommend the unit for the price.

More info about these availalbe at www.mp3car.com

cheers
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