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    Is this GPS mouse good enough?

    Hi,
    I found this GPS mouse for selling in the spanish Ebay, do you think is it good? will it work with Mapsonic?
    have a look here:
    http://cgi.es.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI....&category=3666

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    yes that should be fine. just got one to replace the one I had which stopped working. seems a lot more sensitive than the one I had.

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    I donīt know but it seems cheap and not ugly, but I still donīt have the carputer neither the GPS software

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    I have the same unit and it works great, water proof, with a strong builtin magnet for the roof of the vehicle, drivers weren't a issue. Also, no problems with Routis, nor Street Atlas.

    This forum is a big help, thanks.

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    how much is that gps in USD I am looking for a new one I had my stolen thay thot is was a xm antena

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    Has anyone used this unit, or something very similar (as some are on ebay, unless they are just labeled differently) inside the car, or in the trunk, ect... Basically, not mounted externally.

    Or how about even on the bottom of the car, outside of course... possibly in the grill area? It would sort of hide it, especially if inside, but how will it affect reception?

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    Having metal between the GPS and the satellites will block their abillity to get signals. The GPS signals are very, very, very weak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kupop
    Has anyone used this unit, or something very similar (as some are on ebay, unless they are just labeled differently) inside the car, or in the trunk, ect... Basically, not mounted externally.

    Or how about even on the bottom of the car, outside of course... possibly in the grill area? It would sort of hide it, especially if inside, but how will it affect reception?

    Mine is mounted internally in the back glass of the car and it works great..havent NOT had a signal yet..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairboy
    Having metal between the GPS and the satellites will block their abillity to get signals. The GPS signals are very, very, very weak.
    I agree metal will block Satelite signals (GPS and XM), well I don't know that for a fact, but it sounds reasonable and have seen it stated many times.....

    Now how about Fiberglass? I drive a Corvette and and getting really close to final install of my second carputer.... Will have XM-PCR and this same mouse GPS in the system.... Computer will be completely in the dash so I am planning on running the XM and GPS antenna straight up and mounting on the dash under the windshield.....

    They will have a good line of sight most of the time, due to the steep slope of the widshield, until a point when the Sats might be behind the car, then the signals would have to go through the fiberglass roof....

    I have heard that fiberglass is invisbale to satellite signals? Can anybody confirm this from first hand experience?

    Thanks in adavance.

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    For J81Bird 1 Euro is 1.20249 USD just today
    Check it on http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html
    That means itīs better to buy in USA for an european that the opposite with this rates.

    I donīt know anything about fiberglass, but I donīt trust on leaving the gps unit outside of the car, no no no, my city is not safe enough
    But I trust on you telling me that this is a good receiver unit.

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