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    A simple GPS solution

    God bless the internet!

    I really didn't want a regular screened GPS like those from Garmin - I just wanted an antenna that could supply the appropriate output.

    Appears that this one just plugs into the USB port (and therefore has no other cabling requirements), and everything else is just software:

    http://www.laipac.com/products/gps/G10.htm

    Price is USD$125 (+ shipping)

    Is anyone else using one of these? Are they as simple as they look? How many seconds after getting it did you hit it with some paint to kill that nasty silver colour? :-)

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    i'm currently using the delorme gps - earthmate....its pretty good for about the same price, accept the supported software is a bit limited
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    Originally posted by spyhunter
    i'm currently using the delorme gps - earthmate....its pretty good for about the same price, accept the supported software is a bit limited
    I think the one that I linked above just outputs std NMEA sentences, and also collects its power from the USB port, which means no more masty batteries...

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    yup the earthmate sends in rockwell binary formatand a usb cable is available. the software is pretty good though. my car talks to me and tells me where to go
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    Originally posted by spyhunter
    yup the earthmate sends in rockwell binary formatand a usb cable is available. the software is pretty good though. my car talks to me and tells me where to go
    I don't need that; I'm married

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    DOH

    I hear you on that one C4M.

    They also have a serial version that uses a cigarette lighter plug for power. (Look at the spec chart to the right of the page.)

    Seems like it was designed specifically with car use in mind.

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    I bought one of these. It speaks standard NMEA etc. I know for a fact it talks to delorme. Very good deal at only 99$


    http://www.deluo.com/Merchant2/merch...tegory_Code=GR

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    Originally posted by jpainter99
    I bought one of these. It speaks standard NMEA etc. I know for a fact it talks to delorme. Very good deal at only 99$


    http://www.deluo.com/Merchant2/merch...tegory_Code=GR
    The specs on this one are pretty much the same as the one I linked above, and it's $30 cheaper. w00t! As if I needed any further persuasion, it's not silver!

    /me hopes that they ship outside the USA...

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    have you thought about maps? i couldn't find any for australia when i looked

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