The Dual XGPS300 GPS Navigation & Battery Cradle is a double-purpose iPod Touch accessory, but its dual nature doesn't stop with its functionalities. For every pro that we found with the device, there was an equal and opposite con. Like flipping a coin, we kept coming up 50/50.
We liked that the XGPS300 increases the functionality of the iPod Touch by adding GPS and battery extender capabilities, but we weren't fans of the fact that the device makes users manually switch between those modes. We also liked that its battery extender makes the device useful even when … Read more
Any iPod Touch owners who want to use your devices as GPS navigators (just like iPhone 3G or 3GS owners can), your wishes have just come true.
Dual Electronics announced Friday the availability of the its GPS Navigation & Battery Cradle for iPod Touch (model XGPS300). The cradle, which resembles a battery case in size and weight, provides a full-featured and portable GPS navigation solution for the iPod Touch. It includes:
A cradle with a built-in GPS receiver, a rechargeable battery to power the GPS or recharge the iPod, an amplified speaker for voice prompts, a microphone, a 3.5mm … Read more
Every so often there is an app in the jailbroken market that reminds us about the limitations of the App Store. xGPS is one of those apps. It brings turn-by-turn navigation to jailbroken iPhones. This type of navigation is something that non-jailbroken iPhone users have been demanding for a long time.
We covered this topic several times in the past and even noted changes to the iPhone OS that could readily support turn-by-direction directions and outside vendor development of apps providing these kinds of directions here, here and here.
xGPS takes advantage of the iPhone access to Google's map … Read more