Sunday, 27 January 2013

How to turn your old iPod touch into a satnav!

 

How to turn your old iPod touch into a satnav!

Wondering what to do with that old iPod touch that’s just sitting in your drawer? Plug in the Bad Elf GPS dongle and your old media player or Wi-Fi-only iPad transforms into a full satnav.

The tiny coin-sized Bad Elf GPS slots straight into the dock connector of your data-less iOS device, giving it an extra lease of life, and comes bundled with CoPilot GPS software, which lets you store maps on the device, unlike Google Maps.

That means it can turn your Wi-Fi only iPad or iPod touch into a mean GPS for around $99 (£62) and does a lot more than a fussy dedicated satnav with an unresponsive screen. The Bad Elf also has a USB port underneath so it can pass through juice from an in-car charger, keeping your iPad or iPod alive while you drive or just to sync.

It doesn’t just work with CoPilot, mind: it can also be used with different navigation apps, like Navigon, Garmin or TomTom’s iOS software. The CoPilot bundle is only available in the US right now, but the Bad Elf itself is available over here.

Fancy turning your old iPod touch into a handy satnav, or are you sticking to your standard GPS? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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