bluetooth gps receiver

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 12:47
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Just bought a bluetooth gps unit ( solar powered !! ) from a chap in Hong Kong - thru E-bay ... took 1 week to arrive and works a treat - connects to my Nokia N95 and laptop with a few connection errors first .. Now just brilliant - sits on the dash in full sun and sends out that GPS stuff ... When its not locked onto tha laptop or N95 it closes down and charges up - you then have to switch it back on and away you go .. beats the old USB G-Mouse i used to have hanging out the window..

Just thought I'd pass the info on - Cost me $73.00 including postage to Melbourne ..

Cheers

Steve ( aka Mandrake.)
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Reply By: Member - Algee (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 13:27

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 13:27
When you write about these things could you include a link so we can go have a look. Ta
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Reply By: ben_gv3 - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 14:50

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 14:50
Doesn't your Nokia N95 already have an internal GPS?

Why do you need an another GPS for it?
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Reply By: Mandrake - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 15:33

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 15:33
Sorry all - didn't think about a website for you all...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/SOLAR-Bluetooth-GPS-Receiver-for-TOMTOM-Nokia-Sony-Er_W0QQitemZ310038657151QQihZ021QQcategoryZ156955QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

Thats awefully big but should work ...

Answering the why ? Nokia N95 has a receiver but doesn't work all that well inside the Jeep...This receiver does PLUS it connects to my laptop without a cable stranglin the missus !!

Rgds

Steve
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Reply By: garrycol - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 19:47

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 19:47
I also bought one too - still picks up the satellites but the blutooth side has died after 2 days use - just after feedback provided - no use for anything now and the chinese seller from Hong Kong could not care less.

Buy O/S and you have no real recourse if something goes wrong.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 18:55

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 18:55
Are u sure its died or just become unpaired.
Ive had a Globalstar BT338 for over a year and it works 99% of the time.
Sometimes it has a fit and needs to be paired with either the lappy or my Nokia N70 with TOMTOM.
Also find it needs to be turned on before I start Copilot up on the Lappy or the progam cant find it.
Is a minor problem with the software for the dongle I use in the lappy.
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Reply By: Mandrake - Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 13:26

Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 13:26
Just received this email from the guy I bought from ...

Hi,

Sorry for misunderstanding.

We provide 1 year warranty. Please e-mail us for any problems.

Warranty & Return Policy

* All the consumer electronics products sold by us carry a Full One-Year Manufacturer
Warranty.
* If the item is defective, contact us within 14 days and we will replace defective items
with an item of equal or greater functionality and no refund will be issued. Buyer is
responsible for all return charges and we are responsible charges incurred in returning the
goods. If the returned item is not faulty, buyer also have to pay for the shipping and
handling fees for returning the goods.
* If the replacement is not available, a refund will be issued in the form of the original
payment method. Shipping, insurance and handling charges are not refundable.


Thanks,
ecplatform
( email ecplatform@yahoo.com)
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