Get GPS Navigation On Your DS Lite: Never Get Lost Again

Get GPS Navigation On Your DS Lite: Never Get Lost Again

Range Govindan
Apr 20, 2009

If you thought that GPS navigation was only for these GPS devices that you fit you in your car, you've got another thing coming. Nowadays, phones, watches, PSPs and other mobile devices have access to GPS functions. It was only a matter of time before the Nintendo DS also got GPS. Instead of being a distraction in the car, your DS can now help you navigate around.

This little add-on module was designed by China's Fab Chain. The so-called Ranger is an extra module for your DS Lite. It's plugged into the accessory port in the front of the DS, and it will provide directions using Google Maps integration. The Ranger can display maps in both 2D and 3D, and has automatic day/night mode.

The Ranger has its own rechargeable batteries, so it won't drain your DS' power. What's really cool is that you can plug the Ranger into your PC, netbook or PDA and use it as a GPS on those devices as well. Neither price nor release date have been announced, though it makes sense to purchase a sort of add-on module to an existing device instead of a whole new gadget. [via Technabob]

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