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Le Chal Haptic Feedback Shoe for the Blind

on Monday, March 12th, 2012

Anirudh Sharma, a student of Informatics Engineering at the Rajasthan Technical University, has designed Le Chal (Hindi for ‘Take Along”) to assist the blind and visually impaired to navigate around.  By pairing Le Chal with an Android smartphone with GPS, the user can speak a destination into Google maps and then manoeuvre via Google’s navigation. Four small vibration motors Read More…

The OBD port under the dash of my car.

LiveViewGPS Live Trac EZ Real-Time GPS Vehicle Tracking Review

on Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, Reviews

So you read our previous review of the LandAirSea SilverCloud GPS real-time tracking unit (see related posts at the bottom of this review), and you want something SMALLER and easier without the hassle of recharging batteries?  Say hello to the Live Trac EZ from LiveViewGPS.

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LandAirSea SilverCloud Real-Time GPS Tracking System Review

on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, Reviews

I’ve been playing with several different kinds of GPS tracking devices for a while, including the nu.m8 GPS Child Locator Watch. The nu.m8 GPS tracking system used a GPS receiver to determine location, and would “report” it’s location when “pinged” via SMS or computer to give the latest position.  So for the most part, it Read More…

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Tagg the Pet Tracker Review

on Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Posted in: GPS, Pet Gadgets, Reviews

For most people, the four legged furry beings that live with them are not just pets, but are part of the family. That means we worry about them just like we do our children. With kids and other loved ones, we can call them on the phone when we want to check up on them. Read More…

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Stay Protected at Home or On the Go with 5Star Urgent Response

on Thursday, November 17th, 2011

This personal safety device from GreatCall gives you immediate access to trained personnel who can summon emergency services and notify your family.  The 5Star Urgent Response device fits on your keychain or can be clipped to a bag or backpack.  A single button push will connect you with highly-trained certified response agents who have access Read More…

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c:geo Geocaching App for Android Review

on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

On May 2 2000  the US Government under Bill Clinton change the status of Selective Availability on their Global Positioning System  (GPS)  and overnight twenty-four satellites around the globe instantly gave GPS technology an increase in accuracy of  approximately  10 fold. Previously a high quality signal was used for military purposes while a lower quality signal Read More…

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Get-Back Mini GPS Review

on Monday, October 31st, 2011
Posted in: GPS, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

My wife tells me I suffer from early onset C.R.S., so when the opportunity arose to review the Get-Back Mini GPS from Brunton, I jumped at it.  Here’s a device that should keep me from getting lost in parking lots and in the back woods of our summer home.  Now I won’t have to rely upon my Read More…

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GTX GPS Shoes Can Protect Alzheimers Patients

on Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Every few weeks, I’ll see a Silver Alert news story about an Alzheimers patient or otherwise vulnerable adult who has wandered away.  That’s just in my area, so imagine how many of these at-risk people there are in the country and how many of them could be missing at any given time.  GTX has developed Read More…

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Tracking with the Garmin GTU 10

on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Posted in: GPS, News

Ever wanted to know where your teenager is taking the car?  Or want to track if they are really going to school or not?  Or maybe you just want to see if your husband is really out playing golf with the guys.  The Garmin GTU 10 is the perfect tracking device for you. The Garmin Read More…

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Brunton helps you find your way back from your next hike

on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Posted in: GPS, News, Outdoor Gear

The Get-Back GPS from Brunton is a small keychain sized GPS device that gives you the fastest way back to your starting point. Charge it via a free USB port and you’re ready to go hiking. All you do is set up to 3 waypoints and then the Get-Back will point the way to get Read More…

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Timex Ironman Global Trainer w/GPS Technology Review

on Sunday, August 7th, 2011

In my efforts to prepare for my wife’s 40th birthday wish of us running the DisneyWorld Marathon in January 2012, not only have I been training but looking for tech gadgets to help me do so more effectively and efficiently. The first in this gadget-fitness series was the Sennheiser/Adidas MX 680i Sports earbuds which continue Read More…

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Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM GPS with Free Map Updates

on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, News

The RoadMate 9055-LM from Magellan has a large monitor and a unique retractable mounting arm that makes it ideal for use in larger SUVs and RVs, trucks, and minivans, but it works equally well for drivers with smaller vehicles.  The 7″ touchscreen makes navigation easy with Magellan’s OneTouch user interface.  You’ll also get traffic information Read More…

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Away put your map! Star Wars voices for TomTom

on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, News

A GPS navicomputer can be a powerful ally when eating up highway miles in your beat-up old freighter.  But the stock voices can get a bit stale.  Oh dear!  Spice it up with Star Wars voices for TomTom.  The strikingly spot-on voices can be downloaded directly to your TomTom device via home desktop software.  Listen Read More…

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Real time GPS for Alpine Skiers – Recon-Zeal Transcend Goggles

on Friday, October 1st, 2010
Posted in: GPS, News, Outdoor Gear

My idea of a perfect cold activity is to stay INSIDE where it is warm, curl up on the couch and read a good book. If you are prefer a more extreme activities like alpine sking or snow boarding, you might like to check out the Recon-Zeal Transcend goggles. These are the world’s first googles with a built in GPS enabled  head-mounted display Read More…

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App Spotlight – Magellan RoadMate GPS and Fluid FX for iPhone

on Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Today I want to give you a quick look at two iPhone apps: Magellan RoadMate GPS for US and Canada and Autodesk Fluid FX. The first one is a GPS and the second one is a funky graphic app. Let’s take a look.

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Magellan Launches Rugged, WaterProof ToughCase for iPhone & iPod Touch

on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Magellan has announced their new rugged and waterproof ToughCase for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The case meets IPX-7 waterproof standards which enables your device to be submerged at a depth of 1-meter for up to 30 minutes. The integrated 1840 mAh battery will double battery life and the built-in high sensitivity SiRFstar III GPS Read More…

It’s Road Trip Season – Make Sure your GPS has the Latest Maps

on Sunday, June 13th, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, News

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NAVTEQ. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s almost the middle of June, which means most, if not all kids are out of school for the summer and it’s time for an epic family vacation. If your family is planning to spend any part of Read More…

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QSTARZ launches a new GPS Travel Recorder

on Monday, May 24th, 2010
Posted in: GPS, News

The QSTARZ BT-Q1000XT is a travel logger / geotagger on steroids. This power efficient GPS trip logging device is able to turn on and off based on vibration. Allowing it to collect data for up to 42hrs per charge. It can get a fix on satellites in about 15 seconds and can help you avoid Read More…

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The GPS Angel can save you from a speeding ticket

on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, News

Speeding tickets are no fun. I know this from experience as I got one late last year. I was only going 11 miles over the speed limit and had to pay over $100 in fines. Maybe if I had the GPS Angel on my dash, I would have been saved… The GPS Angel V4 Red Read More…

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QSTARZ SR-Q2100 Super 10-in-1 Outdoor GPS

on Thursday, April 1st, 2010
Posted in: GPS, News

QSTARZ has released its SR-Q2100 Super 10-in-1 Outdoor GPS.  A handheld, sport-ready device for hiking, cycling, or travel, it includes Sport GPS, Location Back and Route Plan modes, each with multiple features.  Also includes the software QPlanner for route planning, QSports for health management and QTravel for travel logging and geotagging.  Tons of additional features, Read More…

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New budget Garmin Forerunner unveiled

on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Posted in: GPS, News

The brand new Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS watch, designed primarily for joggers has recently been unveiled.  It’s sleak, small and packed to the hilt with features.  Garmin have also said it will be priced reasonably too. The 110 Forerunner will be Garmin’s latest entry-level watch however, don’t be fooled as just because it’ll be its cheapest model, it’ll still pack a punch when it comes to fetaures.   Firstly, Read More…

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MobileAction i-gotU USB GPS Travel & Sports Logger Review

on Sunday, March 21st, 2010

The MobileAction i-gotU is a small, on-the-go geo-tagging device may look like a tiny paperweight, but it packs a whole lot of feature and comes with three pieces of distinct software (@trip, Where am I and Sports Analyzer) for various utilizations. Whip this plastic box out while traveling to get accurate satellite tagging of your location for photos, Read More…

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nu.m8 GPS Child Locator Watch Review

on Friday, March 19th, 2010
Posted in: GPS, Kid Gadgets, Reviews

I first learned about the LOK8U nu.m8 GPS locator from a Gadgeteer post earlier this year.  I was intrigued. I’ve had friends who have lost track of their children in crowded places.  While it’s never happened to my 4-year old son yet, and I consider myself an attentive parent, I want all the help I Read More…

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Never lose your car again!

on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, News

If you do what I do everytime you go out and forget where you’ve parked your car, or have major trouble in finding your way back to your hotel, then worry no longer.   The ECCO GPS Keychain will help to show you the way. This staggeringly small GPS system is set to revolutionise the way you find your way back to…well, wherever it Read More…

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Find Your Lost Pet with PAW and the Spotlight GPS Pet Locator App for iPhone

on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

A company named Positioning Animals Worldwide, Inc. (PAW), partnered with The American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery program, already has a method of tracking the location of your cat or dog.  You purchase a small GPS location unit that attaches to your animal’s collar, and a paid monthly service lets you see where your dog (or Read More…