Bluetooth GPS Speaker BGS-100/200

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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.

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Holux M-1000C Bluetooth GPS Logger

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It’s only got one button but it does the job. The Holux M-1000C Bluetooth GPS Logger allows you to trek around town or in the mountains and then show your adventures on Google Maps or Earth. The Holux M-1000C only has a power button so all the configuration is done via the included Holux ezTour software. You can configure the device for Car, Bike, Hike or running mode.

Overview & Features

  • Built in MTK MT3329 Low power consumption GPS chipset.
  • 66 parallel satellite-tracking channels for fast acquisition and reacquisition.
  • Built-in WAAS/ EGNPS Demodulator without additional any hardware.
  • Compatible with Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP) completely.
  • Small, sleek, and lightweight design easily fits in your hand.
  • Built-in rechargeable and changeable Lithium-ion battery lasts for 20 hours
  • Comes with Cigarette adapter and USB cable for charging/syncing.
  • Auto Power Saving Mode
  • Physical Size : 62.5 × 41 × 17.1 mm Weight: < 53 g
  • LED Functions
    • Orange: GPS status
    • Blue: Indicate Bluetooth status
    • Green/Red: Battery Status and Battery charging status.

The software is the same as another Holux device the GPSport 245 I reviewed back in January

To summarize, you can bring up your treks in the built-in Google Maps window. And with the Google Earth Plug-In you can view your voyage & pictures on Google Earth as well.

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There are different screens that allow you to browse your pictures, movies or show you a summary of your Speed & Altitude for each journey.

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As a lot of the current GPS Logger’s software allows you to do, the Holux M-1000C ezTour software lets you upload your pictures to your Flickr or Locr account.

The Holux M-1000C Software is easy to use, and with one button the device is pretty self explanatory. If you are using it for tracking photography trips, you can put a tie on one corner and attach to your camera or bag. There are definitely more complex devices out there that have the same features but for $40-$50 the M-1000C is a good option that as the size information above shows isn’t bulky.

-by Gautam Khattak

Freedom Keychain GPS 2000

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Do you only need a bluetooth GPS receiver and nothing else? Guys at Freedom Input wanted to make it easy for you: Freedom Keychain GPS 2000. This device comes with no software, no data logging capability, or anything.

Keychain GPS 2000 from Freedom Input will cost you about $70. It uses the MTK GPS chipset which is capable of connecting simultaneously to 51 satellites and can last up to 10 hours. Thanks to the bluetooth connectivity module GPS 2000 can pair up with whatever mobile device you may have with you and if combined with GPS navigation software it can provide turn by turn directions.

In the box you’ll receive the Freedom Keychain GPS 2000 which measures 46x32x14.5mm, and weighs 22gr., 12/24v car charger cable, USB home charger cable, key link, and a quick start guide.

MG-950D winner is…

random-winnnerOur winner for MG-950D is #13, Adam David who said:

looks interesting…

Adam we’ll get in touch with you to get your shipping address.

garmin nüvi 865T

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Garmin also unveiled nuvi 865T today, however did not accompany it with a press release as it did for nuvi 885T we talked about couple of hours ago.

Different from 885T, 865T excludes enhanced MSN Direct services so the price should a bit down from the $800, we’ll guess $750.

We’re guessing there will also be a version without the T; just nuvi 865. We’ll guess that’ll go for $650…

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qstarz bt-q1300 winner


We have a winner for our QStarz BT-Q1300 GPS logger! Out of 46 entries we randomly picked commenter #10 Oliver as the winner. Oliver said:

Subscribed – happy Christmas to me?!!

If you still haven’t won anything do not worry. We have more stuff to giveaway.

Columbus V-900 GPS data logger


Columbus V-900 is the new bluetooth enabled GPS data logger from the same people that brought you V-700 back in 2006. Both devices are quite sleek and to get a side by side comparison check out the manufacturer’s site. The main advantage with V-900 is that it can accept microSD cards to log your data on – and with enough memory you can probably log years worth of data provided you keep the battery charged.

If things turn out the same for V-900 as it did for V-700 you probably won’t find this bluetooth GPS receiver at retail stores but may be able to pick it from select online stores…

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QStarz BT-Q818 eXtreme

QStarz recently announced a new bluetooth GPS receiver which they claim is world’s most powerful. The specs on the BT-Q818 eXtreme is pretty impressive; such as the 51 channel MTK chipset, and the 32 hours of use time thanks to the low power consumption hardware. However what makes the difference is the adjustable update rate which can be somewhere between 1 and 5Hz. Hz is cycles per second so when you move it up to 5Hz you can get position updates 5 times every second making this suitable for application where timing is crucial.

We’ll let you know when BT-Q818 eXtreme becomes available at online retailers.

Nolan Bluetooth GPS Receiver

Nolan is a new bluetooth GPS receiver that made an appearance on Semsons recently. There’s nothing too special about this bluetooth GPS receiver except the good price which is currently going for $43.

The specs are pretty standard. SiRF Star III GPS receiver capable of 20 channel satellite tracking, Bluetooth V2.0 + EDR transceiver, and battery that can last up to 10 hours.

It comes with a car charger and USB charging cable. Oh and if anybody owns the Nolan bluetooth GPS receiver please let us know what you think of it.

don’t forget our BT-Q1000P giveaway

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We’re giving away a BT-Q1000P today. All you need to do go here, then leave a comment and subscribe to our feed.