Seasoned travellers fed up with lugging about more and more components and chargers may warm to Deluo’s ingenious GPSMouse, which – as the name suggests – cunningly combines a GPS receiver and a travel mouse into one product.
The silver and grey unit packs all the usual features of a USB-powered travel-sized laptop mouse, with a lightweight form factor, optical sensor and handy built-in retractable cable to avoid getting the wire snagged in your seat/headphone cable/travelling companion’s beard.
It may look like a common or garden mouse, but lurking on the underside is a switch that transforms it into a GPS receiver, which connects to your computer through the USB cable (we guess that adding GPS this way rather than via Bluetooth should help increase battery life on the move).
For a few shekels more, the MouseGPS can also come packaged with Microsoft Streets and Trips 2008.
The Deluo GPSMouse is now available for order through Amazon, retailing for $100 alone or around $130 with the Microsoft software bundle, with shipments expected “in four to six weeks.”
Receiver Atmel ATR0635 (ANTARIS 4) with SuperSense®
Accuracy 2.5m CEP (2D, Stand Alone), 0.1m/s Average (without SA imposed), Time: 1µ sec
Dynamics Altitude: 18,000 meters (60,000 feet) max
Velocity: 515 meters/second (1000 knots) max
Acceleration: 4G (Max.)
Sensitivity Acquisition: -142 dBm
Tracking: -158 dBm
Navigation update rate Once per second
Protocol NMEA0183 v2.2
NMEA Messages NMEA-0183 (GLL, GGA, RMC, VTG, GSA, GSV)
Coordinate Datum WGS-84
Baud Rate: 4800bps
Operating Temperature -10°C to 70°C
Operating Humidity 5% ~ 95%
Connector USB only