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Add GPS & Bluetooth to All Your Portable Devices

Universal Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver

Portable devices such as iPods, iPads, and smartphones have really become a staple in our everyday lives. Two of the most popular and sought after features on many of these devices are GPS and Bluetooth, some may already have those built-in and some may not. If you have one of those portable devices that does not include GPS or Bluetooth, Dual has come to your rescue with their XGPS150.

The Dual XGPS150 is a universal wireless Bluetooth GPS receiver that allows you to add GPS & Bluetooth functionality to your iOS devices such as iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone, or any Bluetooth enabled device. With this receiver, you can now use apps that require GPS information like marine navigation, aviation, golfing, geocoaching, hiking, GPS tracking, running, and other fitness apps. Dual offers a free app that provides you with satellite signal strength, longitude & latitude coordinates, and altitude coordinates anywhere you may be. The Bluetooth auto-discovery feature makes the XGPS150 very easy to pair with other devices, in most cases taking less than one minute. It boasts a 33 foot Bluetooth signal range that allows it to be positioned in a prime location with the best view of the sky for ultimate signal strength. This Bluetooth GPS receiver is equipped with its own rechargeable battery that will last up to 8 hours, eliminating the worry of battery drain on your portable device.

Dual’s XGPS150 features an easy to use interface mounted in a square box that measures 2.2” wide and tall. The red metal circle has four icon logos for Bluetooth, battery indicator, GPS signal indicator, and power. Located on the very top of this receiver is a Mini USB port for charging, and a mode switch for pairing (Right is for iPad/iPod/iPhone, Left is for all other devices). This receiver comes with an anti-slip rubber pad for mounting, adjustable arm-band strap for outdoor and fitness applications, USB cable for power and charging, and a 12V car charger.

The Dual XGPS150 will enhance the features of your portable devices and provide you with a reliable source of GPS and Bluetooth.


Nextar Z3 Portable GPS Navigation

Nextar Z3

By Chelsey P – Sonic Electronix Writer

Today’s portable navigation systems have more features than ever to help get you from point A to point B quickly and safely. Some of these features may include text-to-speech, spoken street names, and points-of-interest search ability. Many of the navigation devices we have seen come with a large screen and if mounted on your dash can become more of a hazard to the driver. Now, we have an awesome GPS device that will give you map information and you won’t have to worry about removing it when it’s not in use.

The Nextar Z3 is a 3.5” Portable GPS system that is mounted to your dash for easy visibility. This unique navigation system has text-to-speech, 3D Map view, and 6 million points-of-interest. The text-to-speech option pronounces street names and instructions while driving. This is helpful since you do not have to take your eyes off the road to look at your route. The 3D Junction view provides the user with lane level guidance and an image of the approaching intersection. Traffic lane guidance informs the driver of which lane they should be in at any given time for a freeway exit or necessary turn. The Z3 comes with a pre-loaded SD Card with maps of the USA and Canada, with over 6 million points-of-interest. You will never have to worry again when leaving on a road trip since you will always be able to find hotels, gas stations and restaurants. Finding a nice hotel and your-soon-to-be favorite restaurant isn’t all this navigation can find. When visiting friends or relatives in other cities or states, shopping is going to be inevitable and this compact device can show you were to go. Don’t forget when going on a trip, to look at your trip information when you arrive at the location. This will inform you of your average speed, distance traveled and keep track of your mileage.

Have you ever missed a turn or exit with the GPS device you’re using now? The Z3 automatically recalculates the route if you miss either one. So instead of back-tracking, it will provide you with updated information on how to get to your original destination. The Nextar Z3 is a reliable, portable navigation system sure to meet anyone’s needs when it comes to size, map coverage and ease of use.