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Maplock is Like a Steering Wheel Lock for Your GPS

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Considering how cheap and ubiquitous GPS devices have gotten, I'm not surprised that they're now the most commonly stolen item from vehicles. That's why Maplock caught my eye: it hooks onto your GPS and tethers it to your steering wheel.

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The simple, but clever anti-theft idea comes from Australian-based Who-Rae, and recently won Popular Mechanic's Editor's Choice award at the SEMA car show. No word yet on pricing or availability, but if you've ever been the victim of a smash and grab, it could be one to keep an eye out for. [Maplock and Popular Mechanics via CNET]

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They should make GPS's removable so you can take them down off your windshield and hide them or better yet make them small enough to take with you when you leave your car.