Garmin Mobile PC and GPS 20x Dongle Turns Your Laptop into a Garmin GPS

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The Skinny: Garmin's Mobile PC, a software suite that provides Garmin's GPS capabilities on your laptop with any GPS receiver. It's available by itself for $59, but if you want a more integrated approach, you can buy it with the Garmin GPS 20x sensor (USB dongle) for $99. Both will be available in April. Both versions will give you free access to Garmin's online service that feeds you weather, flight status and hotel rates.

The Catch: Using a laptop as a GPS only won't get you killed if you have a passenger, or have something secure in your car to mount it with.

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Steel Anchor

actually I've been doing this for about two years now with microsoft streets and trips... which I bought at coscto on the cheap. The only problem is when tralveing in a car it is very difficult to hear the speakers.... unless U "rf" the speaker out or have a line in on your vehicles head unit