December 8, 2006

Emtac Mini-S3 Bluetooth GPS Receiver

There's a new tiny GPS bluetooth GPS receiver on the market, and it's pretty darn small, it's the new Emtac Mini-S3 Bluetooth GPS receiver. No you won't need a brick-sized GPS module hanging around on a cable anymore; this thing is small enough to fit in your hand and with its rubberized surface, it won't be sliding all over the place either. The SiRF star III chipset will certainly help you pull in a satellite signal, and make it a lot more convenient to carry. I have found that when you are using a SiRF star III chipset powered GPS, you don't have to be as careful about where you put the thing; you can carry the unit where it's convenient, not where it has the perfect view of the sky. Price should be around $99 list.

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Nearly a third smaller than its predecessor, the mini-S3 easily fits into a pocket or purse and is perfect for almost any application. From hiking and geocaching to vehicle and marine navigation, the mini-S3 shines in nearly any setting. The mini-S3 is powered by the SiRFstarIII chipset for fast acquisition times and the ability to maintain a GPS fix, even in tough conditions.

Weighing in at 60 grams and measuring a mere 67 x 48 x 18 mm, the mini-S3 is a high performance, low power consumption, and very small Bluetooth GPS designed to compliment Smartphones and other Bluetooth enabled handheld devices. Its rubberized, non-slip coating keeps it from sliding around on the dash or slipping out of your hands.

Compatible with Bluetooth enabled PDAs, SmartPhones, Handheld PCs, Notebook PCs and other Bluetooth enabled mobile devices, the mini-S3 allows you to receive GPS data wirelessly. By transmitting GPS position data via Bluetooth, the user can position the receiver for the best possible reception.. The SiRFstarIII chipset provides superior sensitivity, enabling the user to enjoy clear reception in difficult environments like urban canyons, in the mountains, or under dense foliage.

The user replaceable, Lithium-Ion battery allows for eight hours of continuous use and is easily powered and recharged by the included home & car chargers. Recharging takes only one hour and the mini-S3 can be used while charging. Plus, the mini-S3 utilizes a mini-USB charging plug, eliminating the need for multiple charging systems and making it possible to charge the unit practically anywhere.

The EMTAC Bluetooth mini-S3 receiver is available through EMTAC resellers worldwide at a suggested retail price of $99.99 USD. For additional information, visit or

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Posted by Scott Martin at December 8, 2006 8:44 AM

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