That fancy GPS unit you just got for Xmas isn’t going to do you a whole lot of good in the woods if its battery dies. No, sadly, you’re to be eaten by a bear. And who wants to lug a handful of AAAs around whilst camping? That’s prime Girl Scout stalking time.
You need a solar-powered GPS receiver. It’s just what it sounds like: a GPS receiver powered by the sun. It has built-in Bluetooth to communicate with your PDA and even features a low-power mode, so it only takes the satellites’ pings when needed, saving you precious battery time.
Now if you can cook up a solar charger for your Treo or Pocket PC while on the trail, you’ve got a tasty combo. It’s also great for those who want to live “off the grid,” so the FBI won’t find you. You know I’m talking about you, Jeb.
Solar GPS [TransSystem]