Another Radar detector: Pogo Alert

March 6, 2007 by poeloq | 2 Comments

The Pogo Alert is another GPS enabled radar detector to help you save on speeding fines. It is a small device with a 1.8″ display and apart from GPS also features a infrared laser detector, that will warn you about mobile speed traps that the GPS database can not know about. If your countries law […]

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Samsung Helio Heat: Feature-loaded yet cheap

March 2, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

Samsung today released the new Samsung Helio HEAT handset, which is not only cheap at $150, but also feature-loaded. Boosting a clear 1.99QVGA display enables the Samsung Helio HEAT to make viewing videos, either stored on the 136MB internal memory or streamed over the 3G network, a pleasure. 136MB internal memory isn’t bad, but […]

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Sign: Do not follow Sat Nav

February 28, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment

This is the first sign in the UK warning drivers not to follow their Sat Nav’s instructions. The village of Exton in Hampshire has had some negative experiences with wide vehicles driving through the village, sometimes only waking the inhabitants at night and sometimes damaging stuff along the way. “Brian Thorpe-Tracey, whose property borders the […]

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GPSPrevent: Prevent getting caught speeding

February 27, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

This is one of the gadgets I wouldn’t want to get caught with in some European countries: French company GPSPrevent has created this little GPS receiver that will warn you about upcoming speed traps: fixed radars and mobile speed cameras and it will display the speed limit. It will also warn you about danger areas, […]

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Alpine NVE-N872

February 23, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

At $1700 you really need to be a serious frequent driver to even consider getting one of these. The Alpine NVE-N872 is a large GPS satnav unit (best placed in your boot/trunk), which features Navteq maps for the US and Canada and has 9 million POI (points-of-interest) stored on it’s DVD.

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CeBit Preview: Asus P526 PDA Phone

February 22, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment

And another from the CeBit previews: the Asus P526 PDA phone, which is to be released at the CeBit next month in Germany. The P526 will feature GSM, GPRS and EDGE for connectivity, a 2.665k color touchscreen and a 2 Megapixel camera for those all important snapshots. It also features built in GPS for […]

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3DLabs: 3D Satnav

February 21, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

3DLabs showed the 3GSM audience in Barcelona what their product was capable of: 3D navigation. 3DLabs used TeleAtlas maps for the demonstration and both Navigadget and their source, French site Mobinaute, claim that a 3D model of Paris was used. Indeed, the user interface is in French, I am pretty sure that the pictures and […]

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CeBit Preview: GPS HUD Speed Meter

February 19, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment

The GPS HUD Speed Meter will be presented by GlobalTOP at this years CeBit. It is a GPS receiver that will project your speed and direction on your windscreen, effectively functioning as a head up display (explaining the HUD in the name). It will also offer Bluetooth, so you can use it with your PDA […]

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NokiaThe communicator

February 12, 2007 by davidallen | 2 Comments

Its back, the Nokia Communicator, one of the best mobile phones ever, this phone did everything that you could have ever wanted, even the communicator two, was just as good especially with the better graphics and the faster connection to the internet. But now we are looking at the Nokia E90 Communicator, what different about […]

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New u-Blox GPS chip: Fast, strong, power-saving and Galileo support!

February 6, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment

The Swiss chip manufacturer u-blox is going to present a GPS chip with very fast Time To First Fix (TTFF), claiming to be under one second! The popular SirF StarIII chip needs roughly 35 seconds. As well as being very fast and only consuming 50mW of power, which will make it suitable for most mobile […]

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Acer P630: Finally available in Europe

February 6, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

The Acer P630 was announced by Acer quite some time ago and is now, according to Navigadget, available in Europe from several online shops, starting as low as 290Euros. The Acer P630 is a bulky looking GPS navigator from Acer’s P600 series and is another SiRF StarIII chipset based GPS navigator. It offers a 4″ […]

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Ricoh 500SE Digital Camera with GPS

February 6, 2007 by poeloq | 3 Comments

Rico Corporation have release a new GPS-enabled camera for taking pictures with location information (for example for Flickr’s Geotagging): the Ricoh 500SE. It really isn’t the prettiest thing I have ever seen, but the features aren’t too bad: The bad looks result due to it’s waterproof and shock-resistant shell. The camera takes pictures with up […]

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Altina A680: GPS Navigator with 2 Megapixel camera

February 5, 2007 by poeloq | 2 Comments

The Altina A680 is a SirF StarIII chipset GPS navigator with a twist: it also has a 2 Megapixel camera. It’s screen is also slightly larger than it’s competitors at 3″ (Color LCD, 480×272) and it has typical multimedia features such as MP3 and MP4 playback, plus a FM transmitter for hearing the navigation instructions […]

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