Suggestions for laptop GPS (Holux)
Well, I was planning on installing a carputer over the summer as a project for myself, not only for entertainment, but also for OBD-II and GPS. I just got a laptop though, and am going to use that for the OBD-II and GPS for now, as I need the money for college next year.
I am thinking of going with a bluetooth setup, as the laptop has built it bluetooth capabilites, and if I don't have to worry about wiring things (other than USB for power).
I was thinking of using a Holux GPSlim236 Wireless GPS Receiver, and then find some software to compliment it. I have a few questions about it though:
1. How is the battery life on it? Also, does it come with a USB cable (how long) so that the laptop can power it?
2. Has anyone had any issues with reception with this unit?
3. Would I be able to mount it to the roof of the car, probably in front of the sunroof, so that I could get the best reception, or would I be forced to mount it on the dash someplace? If it isn't already magnetic, I would be able to add a couple strong magnets onto the bottom of it to attach it to the roof?
And finally, any comments from people who have thie reciever, or anyone who considered it but chose something else?