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    GPS Mouses....$30 to $200?

    What's the difference between a $30 GPS mouse and a $200 GPS mouse?

    Will I, running a carPC based GPS system, notice any difference between the two? Will the $30 option suit my purposes as a normal driver just fine?

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    brand names would help greatly for an accurate comparision

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    I have the same question. I believe the $30 units he refers to are the ones that "gps4evyone" sells on ebay. I believe the brandname is ratida or something like that. I was going to buy the earthmate unit, but after seeing these I was considering one of these. A quick search on ebay for "gps usb mouse" will return tons of results for gps units that go for $30-$50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoples
    I have the same question. I believe the $30 units he refers to are the ones that "gps4everyone" sells on ebay.
    This is all you need - I bought mine off that guy and it works fine !

    love it ...most of the differences are the "cold start time" ...in other words how long from when it first gets power until it gets a lock on some sats ....

    if you are plugging it into a ATX mobo ..then it will alwyas have/lock anyway (even if the car is off)

    ......Rikaline GPS 6010 that GPS4evrone (sp?) sells on ebay are just FINE !!!
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    I would recomend the Rikaline 6010, cheap and work great... whichever gps you choose make sure that it is waas enabled

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    I like my earthmate. Has very good cold-start times.

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    I use to use earthmate, but didn't work out well for me... My car requires my receiver to be outside and the earhtmate will leak in every which way... The cable connection on it is designed poorly in my opinion also... I also like running serial instead of usb for a gps... 25 extra bucks for that earthmate calbe, putting you sometimes around the range of a total of $140.00. I just went with a Holux GM-210... Lots cheaper than the earthmate and lots better... Very rugid solid design, sealed every which way... All weather proof for mounting outside in any condition... Great cable system with every type of cable you can image, most time you get to choose which one you want for free.. Also the base is super magnetic for sticking to the roof of your car... It comes with an interneral battery to keep the signal locked to increase lock time speed... I paid 60 bucks for my GM-210, which ran circles around my earthmate in every way... I just wish I would have researched before I bought my earthmate, which now sits in a closest...

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    You can get a used earthmate like me.. I got one that was weatherproof (rubberized) for $60 shipped, and another that was basically new for $75.

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    i have an Earthmate, and a Rikaline 6010 i have to say, that the rikaline is way better than the earthmate... earthmate: $80-$90. 6010: $40-$60.
    Lower price, beter service. go with the rikaline. I bought 3 of these (darn christmas season. hehe) from gps4everyone on ebay. best deals, and seller by far.

    go with the 6010, you will be satisfied...

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skipjacks
    What's the difference between a $30 GPS mouse and a $200 GPS mouse?
    about $170.

    seriously though, cold boot times dont bother me because the 30-45 seconds it takes my computer to boot up, its already locked on at least 4 satelites. (the gps receiver locks independently from the computer. as long as its getting power, it'll lock)
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