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Is this a good deal? I want to have GPS with my HP iPAQ hx2495, so I found this solar (and battery)-powered one on a site I've been frequenting - it has a pretty good deal on it, at least to my untrained eye. I can't find anything close to its price with the-site-formerly-known-as-Froogle...and you get a free mounting kit with the purchase (which I need...and it's worth like, $10).

Should I opt for this deal (in the link below)? There is a sale, apparently. I really know nothing about GPS...all those numbers. The complex stuff is posted on the site is copied below. Please help this GPS noob!

* Chipset : SiRF Star III
* Channel : 20 Channel parallel satellite tracking
* Time to First Fix (TTFF) : < Average 2/36/37 sec. (Hot/Warm/Cold start)
* Antenna : Built-in active antenna with mmcx ext. antenna jack
* Output Message : NMEA 0183 (GGA, GSA, GSV, RMC)
* Accuracy : < 5M (WAAS enabled), 10M (2D RMS)
* Power Supply: 5V
* Power Consumption : 75mA; 60mA with solar panel
* Battery Life : 12 Hours with user replaceable Li-Ion Battery, 15 Hours when working with Solar Battery
* Dimension : 50 x 80 x 20 mm (W x L x H)

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hmm...fixed. It worked last night...this forum adds the "..." to the middle of links, but the actual link works...and then it doesn't.

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I would get it for a carputer but not worth it for anything else IMO. . . I dont know much about that gps though (as in compatibility w/ software etc)
 
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Well the point is that it's Bluetooth, so I can take it anywhere and still use it with my iPAQ.
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