What you’re looking at is actually a “bluepeaker“, a bluetooth speaker with integrated GPS. What does this do you may ask. Here is the answer:
- provides serial GPS data via bluetooth for PDA’s, laptops, etc
- lets you stream audio from a phone, laptop, etc…
- and pairs up with your bluetooth enabled phone to let you take and make calls (even does voice dialing)
Bluepeaker seems like a convenient device since it can charge via any USB plug almost whether via your laptop, car charger, or wall cell phone charger. The 1200mAh (not bad for a small device) can get you about 200 hours stand by time and 10 hours of talk time.
The GPS receiver within is from SiRF, the speaker is rated 2W max, and it has a 80mm diameter.
We know this is quite new since it just made it through FCC and their site only has a fresh install page from Apache :)
Not sure how much Bluepeaker will cost but we’ll keep you updated once we find out.