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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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. Incoming search terms:webcam for [...]

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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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The Dogs got a mobile phone

February 19, 2007 by davidallen | Leave a Comment

It is every dog owners nightmare, you let the dog out into your garden, and five minutes later he has gone, where he has gone you do not know, because you got called away or had to do something, but like small children, it only takes a minutes for the worst to happen. So your [...]

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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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Haicom HI-505SD: Bluetooth GPS

February 4, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

Taiwanese company Haicom have announced a new 20 channel SiRF StarIII chip based GPS unit with Bluetooth connectivity and power via a MiniSD to SD converter. At first I had to think about this, but after consulting Haicoms product page it became more clear: you use a MiniSD to SD converter cable to connect the [...]

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Samsung STT-D370: Bluetooth DMB GPS SatNav

January 29, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

GPS navigation systems are being released nearly every day now and, to be honest, they don’t differ too much. Some offer more or lessmultimedia functionsthan others, but that really doesn’t make a device special. The Samsung STT-D370 (the Koreans seem to be really creative when it comes to product branding) is slightly different: [...]

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UPDATE: Asus P735 GPS PhoneNo GPS!

January 28, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

We featured an article about the new ASUS P735 because of it’s GPS module, which now it seems not to have. According to many forums and news articles, the ASUS news release did not mention any GPS module. Sadly, this phone lost one of main features that turned it from a very interesting gadget to [...]

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