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Spectec adds GPS functionality via SD card slot

There are countless Bluetooth GPS receivers on the market, but not every laptop or PDA comes equipped with that kind of connectivity. By contrast, many handhelds pack in SD expansion slots, so why not make use of that instead? That was the line of thought behind the Spectec SDG-810, an SDIO card that adds GPS functionality to just about any PDA or laptop. What’s more, it’s got a built-in microSD slot of its own, meaning that you don’t need to sacrifice your external storage. After all, you’ll need that microSD slot to stash all those maps and such anyways.

The antenna is omni directional, but you do get the latest in GPS technology thanks to the SiRF Star III receiver found within. This peripheral supports 20-channel all-in-view tracking accuracy and is compatible with a variety of operating systems, including Pocket PC 2002/2003, Windows CE 5.0, and Palm 4.X and 5.X.

They don’t have any current plans to ship the Spectec SDG-810 to the United States any time soon, but we’ll keep you posted if anything pops up.

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