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dbowden
post Feb 20 2006, 08:24 AM
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Geeks.com currently has two USB receivers for $39.00
Here's a link to the CF version:
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=FG...1&cpc=SCH&srm=0
Here's a link to the USB version:
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=US...0&cpc=SCH&srm=0
Oops -- the USB version's on sale today (until Weds) for $34.00. You can save an extra $1!

I bought the USB version last week, threw in a CAT5 crimp tool and a cheap USB mouse and paid $8 for the cheapest shipping option. I used the coupon code DEALNEWS for 10% off non-sale items (thus the $35 in the topic title).

I live near Detroit. I placed the order on Tuesday, and it arrived Friday or Saturday (I don't remember which. I had no time to look at it until this morning).

I plugged the USB version into my SL-C1000 (running pdaXrom) this morning, fired up gpsd and verified the connection, started roadmap, (waited 10 minutes), (moved the antenna to the top of my bookshelf), and it found my current location, from inside my office building. The console lists 10 satellites currently in view, and varies from a lock on 6 to none, but that's still pretty impressive for inside a building. It's a lot better than the 1st gen handheld which was the last GPS device I used. It took 10 minutes to find 1 satellite standing next to a window (I can almost see a window from where I'm sitting now), and I eventually had to move outdoors to get it to work.

The USB version I have has a 6 foot cable, and a magnetic base, so you could stick it to the top of the car, but the magnet isn't particularly strong, so I don't know whether I'd trust it at highway speeds.

I'll try it in the car later, and see how it tracks.

I know nothing about the CF version, except that it's about the same price.

David
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dbowden   Gps For $35 + S&h   Feb 20 2006, 08:24 AM
xjqian   Thanks. Haven't bought anything for a while, g...   Feb 21 2006, 05:03 AM
ceffyl   QUOTE(xjqian @ Feb 21 2006, 01:03 PM)Hopefull...   Feb 22 2006, 08:42 AM
xamindar   just a quick question before I buy it. Does this ...   Feb 22 2006, 09:32 AM
xjqian   QUOTE(xamindar @ Feb 22 2006, 12:32 PM)EDIT: ...   Feb 25 2006, 07:35 AM
xjqian   A quick update. Got my shipment today. The CF GPS,...   Feb 24 2006, 01:34 PM
xjqian   update: both CF GPS and USB GPS works pretty well....   Feb 25 2006, 04:44 AM
tombraider   Got the USB version and can't get it to work w...   Feb 26 2006, 06:36 AM
xjqian   QUOTE(tombraider @ Feb 26 2006, 09:36 AM)Got ...   Feb 26 2006, 11:47 PM
tombraider   Heh, sorry, my fault there...misread the postings...   Feb 27 2006, 06:24 AM
xjqian   QUOTE(tombraider @ Feb 27 2006, 09:24 AM)Edit...   Feb 27 2006, 02:34 PM
tombraider   xjqian, I used the files posted here but thanks a...   Feb 27 2006, 03:23 PM
xjqian   update: usb ethernet adaptor worked This is ADMte...   Feb 25 2006, 06:14 AM
xjqian   update: Keyboard and misc Kyeyboard: 87 Key, 25m...   Feb 25 2006, 06:50 AM
Jon_J   A bit off topic. Have you used this GPS CF card? I...   Feb 25 2006, 09:06 AM
xjqian   QUOTE(Jon_J @ Feb 25 2006, 12:06 PM)A bit off...   Feb 25 2006, 09:21 AM
xamindar   Looks like these are all sold out now. I ordered ...   Feb 27 2006, 02:38 PM
nick88   I just got a notice that they're back in stock...   Mar 28 2006, 07:32 PM
the_oak   xjqian and adf: Thanks so much for the pegasus dr...   Mar 29 2006, 05:59 AM


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