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  1. XCore Keyboard PC Teardown - CES 2010

    by , 01-10-2010 at 07:51 PM

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    There are currently two working prototypes of the XCore Keyboard PC. This pc is will have a retail cost of $100. Xcore agreed to open the prototype up for mp3Car right on the CES 2010 Showfloor. You can see that a ribbon cable connects the keyboard to the circuit board. A metal plate acts as an EFI shielding as well as taking the heat form the chips and moving it to the exterior of the keyboard which allows the PC to be fan-less and decreases power consumption. The computer is exposed and the processor is visible. The computer module is easily accessible and swap-able, so that the pc can be easily upgraded, leaving the rest in place. An internal usb port holds the wifi, a connector for the SATA hard drive, and a connector for your 3G, GSM or CDMA card.
  2. XCore Keyboard PC $100 - CES 2010

    by , 01-10-2010 at 07:49 PM

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    The Keyboard PC has 1gh XCore processor, up to 1gb ram, usb, serial, and sd outputs, wireless connections, VGA output, takes 5 volts in at 1.5a and an ethernet port.
  3. Garmin Eco Route HD Module - CES 2010

    by , 01-10-2010 at 07:41 PM

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    Garmin has created a product to improve your driving efficiency and provide more engine diagnostic information. The product is a plug that fits into your existing for $149 Nuvi. The plug goes into your obd2 port for all cars that are 1996 and newer. It communicates wirelessly to your Nuvi to help improve your driving habits in terms of gas mileage and efficiency. The unit learns how you drive and provides preferred routing as well as scores you from 1-100 for efficiency. There are also 5 gauge pages that can be modified to provide real time information as well as read 4,000 trouble codes. The Nuvi 1260T, under $200, is the lowest cost Nuvi that will allow you to use the Eco Route.
  4. US GlobalSat TR600 - CES 2010

    by , 01-10-2010 at 07:13 PM

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    Larry Liang from US GlobalSat provides an overview of the TR600. It is a vehicle tracking devices with a total of 9 i/os (3 ins, 5 outs, analog and serial). There is a built in accelerometer and GPS. The retail cost will be roughly $300 in around 3 months. Also of note, the TR600 takes12-24volts, powered by a vehicle. The parasitic load is 2mas when it is in stand by mode and when transmitting it only gets as high as 200mas. It can also be used as a stand alone device to control relays in the vehicle as well as be used to wake up more power intensive systems such as a carpc.
  5. Garmin Mileage Reporter in Eco Route - CES 2010

    by , 01-10-2010 at 07:07 PM

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    One service that Garmin offers as a part of their Eco Route software is a Mileage Report. This program turns your routes into an excel spreadsheet, which can be transferred to your pc and allows for easier mileage reporting for you or your employees.