screenless gps navigation system is for minimalists


French company Kapsys will soon launch a mini portable GPS navigation called Kapten. What’s interesting with Kapten is that it does not have a screen. Not even a small one. All interface is done with voice recognition and text-to-speech feature.

Even though the manufacturer claims that it can be used in your car, it is rather intended for use in pedestrian mode. It will easily fit on a key-ring as it only weighs 50g and measures 74x44x13 mm.

This model will be delivered with the map information of France provided by TeleAtlas however additional cities could be obtained from the manufacturer’s site. It uses SiRF Star III GPS receiver and has 4GB of internal memory.

But it is not all, since it has other functionalities such as the hands free Bluetooth capabillity, MP3 player, and the FM radio.

Kapten will be marketed starting from mid-September for approximately 150 €… via

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  14. Brian Stephens Says:

    Greetings from New Zealand. I am blind. Is this GPS available here in N.Z. or Australia with the necessary Tele/Atlas for Auckland NZ. If so please provide details. Thanks Brian.


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