Pharos Tool Knows Where Its At

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2002-10-07 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recently, I took for a spin the Pocket GPS Portable Navigator, a GPS-enabling Pocket PC add-on from Pharos Science and Applications.

Recently, I took for a spin the Pocket GPS Portable Navigator, a GPS-enabling Pocket PC add-on from Pharos Science and Applications. What stood out immediately for me about the Portable Navigator was its CompactFlash connector—a couple of years ago, I tested a Pharos GPS product that hooked up to specific Casio handhelds across the synchronization port.

In fact, a great many makers of handheld device add-ons deliver products locked to a single type of device. In a space with as many design shifts as the PDA business, this seems like a recipe for user frustration and unsold units.

The $250 Portable Navigator comes with regional maps that I could load onto my test Toshiba e740 as needed. With a combo of turn-by-turn directions and voice prompts, the GPS receiver and mapping software made it easy for me to figure out how to reach destinations.

More information about the Portable Navigator can be obtained at www.pharosgps.com.

 
 
 
 
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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