My Latest Toy

My latest toy, soon to be hooked up to the iBook: a Garmin Geko 201 GPS. This thing is insanely tiny – about the same size as my Sony/Ericsson T226 cellphone.

6 thoughts on “My Latest Toy

  1. Oh yeah. Wardriving here you come…It gets addicitive, let me tell ya. Cruising your neighborhood at midnight doing 5 M.P.H. so you can grab those ever elusive signals.

  2. Gotta order the PC connection cable though.. but we tested the GPS out on a weekend trip to Cracker Barrel on Saturday for breakfast. Its amazing that something the size of my cellphone is accurate to 15 feet. It was even discerning lane changes on I-35.

  3. I’ve got a USB>Serial cable you can borrow for a few weeks if you like. I’m not currently using it. Once I get my new GPS though I’ll want it back. 🙂

  4. I tried the IOGear and could never get it to work reliably with my iBook. My Keyspan works with no problem. I liked the IOGear because it was more compact though.

  5. I’ve not tried it with the iBook yet, but i’ve never had a problem using it with the PowerMac. The only thing I didn’t like about the IOGear/ATen is that it just installs the drivers – and doesn’t tell you that it created /dev/tty.usbserial0 and /dev/cu.usbserial0 🙂 I guess they expect Mac users to be a little more technical.

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