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Bad Elf debuts GPS for Lightning Connector

Bad Elf has introduced its GPS for Lightning Connector ($130), a portable GPS device that connects to a Lightning connector to add instant GPS and GLONASS location support. Latitude, longitude, altitude, speed and tracking are provided, and the company claims accuracy to within 9 feet and support for altitudes up to 60,000 feet and speeds up to 1,000 mph.


Bad Elf’s GPS requires no Internet connection or monthly subscription, and enables Wi-Fi only devices to use full GPS-based location services, even in areas without Wi-Fi. The GPS is powered from the attached iOS device, and a micro-USB cable is included for passthrough charging. The GPS for Lightning Connector is expected to ship sometime in November.

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$130? You can buy a full featured Garmin or similar GPS device for less for your car. You can buy a full featured handheld for less as well. Good idea since Apple likes to skip out on including GPS with non-cellular hardware, but the pricing is ridiculous, particularly considering that the hardware to provide such functionality is a few dollars in cost (one of the reasons I find Apple’s refusal to add it to non-celluar devices such a crock).

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on October 30, 2013 at 4:02 PM (CDT)


Not only the cost, but that Lightning protrusion is just begging to be snapped off since there is no lateral support while connected the iOS device. Pass.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on October 30, 2013 at 7:24 PM (CDT)


This is obviously aimed at the aviation market, in which case $130 is peanuts.  All the apps worth using cost several hundred $$$.

Posted by Wiggity on October 30, 2013 at 7:45 PM (CDT)


@3: Well, if it were peanuts, why not just spend the $129 for a cellular equipped iPad and get the GPS included or use an iPhone. The only device you can’t get GPS on for $130 from Apple is the touch.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on October 31, 2013 at 8:24 PM (CDT)

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