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    New Delorme?

    Anyone have any opinion on the new Delorme unit due out in april? Looks like a huge step in accuracy...

    http://www.delorme.com/earthmate/default.asp

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    I preordered one the other day. Said shipping late march so hopefully that means it will ship out this week. Seems to be a pretty good deal, but we will find out when I actually get it.
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    Not sure I like the idea of a 12V power source...

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    the USB one is powered by the USB port........
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    Originally posted by Lytheum
    the USB one is powered by the USB port........
    That's what one would think, but I thought I saw lighter for USB and a possible ps2 power source.

    Maybe I misread, sorry...

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    the serial port one requires a seperate power connector since it can't supply power.
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    2-5 meter accuracy looks pretty good.

    The Trip Nav TN-200 looks like almost the same device as the Earthmate, but in a different case. The specs are nearly identical in many aspects, but the accuracy rating of the TN-200 appears to be 10-15 meters.

    Compared to the other GPS receiver I was considering ( Royaltek ), which has a 5-25 meter accuracy, this 2-5 meter rating looks incredible!!

    Makes me wonder why the only place Delorme seems to publish this 2-5 meter spec is on the "What's New" page. I would think this would be boldly placed on the general information page.
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    Originally posted by Lytheum
    I preordered one the other day. Said shipping late march so hopefully that means it will ship out this week. Seems to be a pretty good deal, but we will find out when I actually get it.
    You'll have to let us know how it works, this seems like the best price for performance all in one kit that ive seen.
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    They changed the ship date from late march to early april now....Hopefully they will be shipping soon. My screen is dead, so it might be a while before I can test it out on the road.
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    Well its here and works. Takes a little long to lock satellites(2 min) but that is with it just stuck in the window of my house. I am waiting for my screen to come back and I will let you guys know how well it works.
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