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  • Are USB GPS"mouse" receivers good?

    Hi,
    on ebay I saw multiple cheap GPS receivers called GPS mouse.
    What do I have to pay attention for when i wanna buy one ?
    (technical characteristics etc)
    Are those receivers working good in general and what happens when they are placed behind (tinted) glass ?
    What's about compatibility with Software? Are there any standarts to pay attention on when buying ?

    My favorite would be a real stand alone GPS but they are too expensive for me.



    Many thanks for answers

    Regards Felix
    =>> Carpc Version2 -- Epia M 10K based<<=
    ::Epia M10k,7"VGA/40GB2.5",GPS,Opus90W ::
    ::trying to build second low cost carpc::
    ::Automp3.de :: CAR= Renault Clio2 - 2 seats 1.9D

  • #2
    GPS mouse returned 0 results on eBay. I'm not sure what you're talking about.
    www.arbybean.com

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    • #3
      I think he's referring to one of these http://www.deluo.com/Merchant2/merch...tegory_Code=GR

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      • #4
        Wow, that's actually pretty nice. I need usb because my touchscreen takes up my only serial port.

        Searching for "USB GPS" reveals about 50 of these.
        www.arbybean.com

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        • #5
          Sorry thought that in US it's also called GPS Mouse but
          Yes ddt you are right - thats the GPS 's I'm talking about.
          Here in Germnay on ebay - I could get them for 100(Euro's) = ~ 100$.

          Felix
          =>> Carpc Version2 -- Epia M 10K based<<=
          ::Epia M10k,7"VGA/40GB2.5",GPS,Opus90W ::
          ::trying to build second low cost carpc::
          ::Automp3.de :: CAR= Renault Clio2 - 2 seats 1.9D

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          • #6
            Has anyone tried one of these?
            BossTone74

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            • #7
              I should have one in on Monday or Tuesday.

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              • #8
                I'we tried one.. the driver installation was kinda tricky... i couldnt have any other USB devices connected when I connected the USB GPS.. the mouse would act all funny

                anyway... the one I got.. was faulty.. so I never got to actually test the reciever part )

                USB GPS worked for me im just waiting for new one from GPS WAREHOUSE in Great Britain ... it cost'd me 89 (with Reciver and Route 66 Europe Map)

                Gpsw.co.uk

                Regards
                Richard
                NORWAY
                "If A equals success, then the formula is: A=X+Y+Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut."
                Albert Einstein

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                • #9
                  If it is the Holux GM-200-USB receiver, then it works. You need to build the pl2303 USB-Serial driver into the Linux kernel, or as a module. If you persist that it be a USB GPS receiver, the best idea is to make sure that it uses the pl2303 for the USB => Serial conversion. The Holux GM-200-USB is what I am using with GPSDrive. Good Luck!
                  Regards,

                  Todd E. Johnson
                  http://www.groomlakelabs.com/grandamp/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ddt
                    I should have one in on Monday or Tuesday.
                    ddt,

                    Any news?

                    Where did you buy yours from?

                    C!
                    http://carpc.riposte.net
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                    • #11
                      Sorry... I bought mine @ deluo.com. So far the thing works beautifully. I don't have a complaint as of yet.

                      ... and it's tiny.

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