SANSUI GPS 35, f35 or gps 43
A few weeks ago to market for only 49 euro I found this great GPS unit, Sansui GPS35 some in some advertising as Sansui F35 but it’s the exact same model. Not long ago we also released a new model, the gps43 identical in features and software, but with slightly larger display of 4.3 inches.
Considering the price and because he had already made a friend and I noticed the updated maps and a perfect operation I decided to take it. Besides giving a tribute also to the suction cup car,, USB cable and the charger also has 2GB of internal flash in well over 800 free POI (points of interest such as restaurants and distributors) and the camera already included, as well as a reader for microSD up to 4GB, light sensor, and a nice display, it seems only do not know the sansui televisions and appliances, not bad at all!
Here are the features:
- - ARM9 cpu cpu MStar msb2501
- – 3.5 TFT screen
- – 400 MHz processor – ARM9 core – 266 MHz detected by real SO
- - 400 MHz DDR2 SDRAM 64mb
- - player mini sd
- - WinCE 5.0 operating system complete
- - sensitivity-161dbm
- - Channel 20
- – player mp3, wma, wav, mp4, wmv, avi, mpg, bmp, jpg, gif
- - Built-in speaker
- - USB 2.0
- - igo8 map europe 09.06.2009
- - Light sensor
- - Lithium battery for long battery life (4 hours or more real)
- - standby time pretty high right now, I realized to have forgotten for over 3 days (evidence ResInfo) standby. I remember it was 100% charged, and now I found it at 57%! I would say that then has a range of at least a week real.
- - touchscreen
- - the suction mount and car charger, mini USB cable for PC
The light sensor automatically manages the display brightness according to ambient light, increases when outside, and vice versa, so the visibility will always be perfect, of course, like all LCDs in the world in full sun becomes a little difficult to read.
The navigation software seems quite advanced (iGO8), the processor is very fast and you do not notice even the slightest slowdown in 3D visualization. The route calculation is fast and precise maps to date and very well done, only the POI in my area are almost useless. The location update is very fast and the movement of-smooth maps, zooming in the 3D display than we have in practice a true replica of what you see from the windshield, so that I can be very useful even in case of fog, of course with due caution. The voice prompts seem accurate and always lead you to your destination without you ever need to look at the screen, and items are easily updated.
The battery lasts about 3 / 4 hours or more, depending on the use and display brightness, so after unlocking it may very well be used as a cheap handheld GPS equipped, however.
But the beauty is that going around on the internet to find some information I have later discovered that this trinket works on a real operating system (WinCE) and that even in contrast to many other more famous and expensive is not the only core is therefore not limited but has it all, taskbar, control panel, resource management and even internet explorer to unlock is sufficient to run a small file cedesktop.exe (you can download it here by clicking on the name) to be loaded into memory and wherever you like start menu / system map of the route.
Without this we will have our hands a real handheld also features a pretty fast as ARM9 400MHz, and now you can indulge winCE for installing all the software you want and even more than other navigation software already installed IGO8, such as the famous tomtom, route66, or MyNav mountain / OziExplorer but if you want to use with topographic maps in our hikes.
What’s more around, there is a free little program that allows you to create GUI-style touchscreen very easy to replace the original one, so we can launch games, software and utilities simply using the fingers without looking crazy individual files to the disk and launch them manually. I found one of these that gui seems to be made (almost) just for this browser, now I’m changing to fit the best and delete the software that this browser will not work, I’ll post when I am satisfied with everything including software, so you can simply install the folder on the internal memory and launch it with the usual (system / location map).
After several tests I finally managed to install OziExplorer with the 1:25000 topographic maps of the Italy IGM, it was a big job but now I can safely use even in the country and even in the navigation in the whole Mediterranean sea maps that I found, the All of course you can easily select the new desktop;) Find the article on how to install it below.
HOW TO UNLOCK ?!?!?
As mentioned in the introduction, the release as opposed to other more famous navigators is very simple, and has the great advantage of having a winch as stated in contrast to the only complete core of so many others, as you can see very well from the pictures we have the control panel, the taskbar, Windows Explorer, etc., so much of the software for which there is around and will work perfectly for those difficult parts usually enough to find the missing DLL’s and simply copy the folder / windows the handheld “.
Yes, but as the release! I said it’s easy, do not worry:)
- First download CeDesktop.exe
- We turn on the navigation system and press go button, scroll down until you find the usb button and hit us ensure that USB is selected and not ActiveSync, and then insert the cable in the box found on the gps and then the other end to the PC.
- Open file manager on the pc and display the internal disk gps, now create a folder called “adds” or like, so if you happen to have to bring in assistance just delete it instantly. Now copy CeDesktop file into.
- Now go back on the menu navigation system, scroll down until you find the button (location map), press and a window will open where you can select the file to be loaded by pressing the Navigation main menu, or by selecting the box Auto Software on boot will load the gps. To unlock then just press the small icon in the bottom right and go find our CeDesktop file, then choose if you start when you press the button or just NAVIGATION.
Without this you will unlock your taskbar, and then from there you can access all the menus available including control panel! If you then once you load the tray, press the button again will open the resource management on the fly;)
Obviously, in this case is not as easy to use with your fingers and you better get a pen from your handheld. If you then want to use as a navigator, it becomes a break to go every time to find the file by hand and run igo8, which is why I am now using the new desktop, I immediately turned the car and if I start with two fingerprints the navigator, if I’m walking with another software startup icon topographic, to play or listen to music just two fingerp
rints and if I need to hack I have already prepared the icon for the CeDesktop and many generic software utility, is now almost perfect:)
I apologize for having waited so long, commitments are many and the time for these amusements is unfortunately little. For now, I have prepared a draft version, say a beta is almost over, but there may be little bugs that I have found, however, is usable, waiting to finish it at all if you want to try find it on the forum, also available for gps43.
If you try it, are very popular impressions, tips and suggestions for improvement.
HOW TO CHARGE THE BATTERY?
Known from the research you put in so many big problems on how to reload the device, from electronic sounds like a really weird question but it is logical that a layman will find a moment lost.
So the package you find a car charger, you do not have problems with this course.
But at home? At home you can use the cable for PC and reload it with that, or if you have a motorola charger with mini-USB connection you can use very well what I use it and charge much faster than the PC. Or any usb charger wall will be just fine.
How / when / how to reload?
First of all, forget the usual recommendation mega ignorant of the clerks in department stores, “reload at least for the first time all night.” Great millstone born at the time of the batteries for cell Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) and now devoid of any use to those of lithium. In fact, in those NiCd recommendation needed to ensure that all cells were charged, it is long to explain, but in practice those already overloaded office giving time to the less loaded with the same level, at the time it did not exist and was not appropriate circuits leveling of the package. The battery is useless, if only because of the charging circuits require very precise voltage is (a tenth of a V) and current, swelling or pain even flames emitted from the battery, so once it reaches full charge the controller stops immediately loaded even with a transformer.
Scodatevi also the recommendation, even if someone tells you, waiting to be completely empty, even in this case the battery is not necessary, if not once every 20-30 uses a discharge / full charge may promote the lasting accumulator.
Thus, the power attached to your PC or plug whenever you want, you will see the battery icon blinking, it means that it just stops loading, the internal circuit charge management, now very advanced in the case of lithium, and automatically stop with high precision the charge if necessary.
If you forget to detach attached, nothing happens by itself, if you disconnect the charger before it runs out you have to leave because nothing happens if I miss everything you download this: D So this is a special electronic circuit with thousands of securities, is not a atomic bomb or a magic box: D
Unfortunately this model does not show the final charge on the display, the icon continues to flash even if I load, so that should leave about 2 hours in office. In any case, while charging a moment you can unplug the cable and make sure all the cleats are full. To precisely control the value, use CeDesktop and go to Control Panel / power, and you’ll see a window with detailed statistics of the battery, complete with an indication of charge and discharge and charge a percentage, this is an indication more accurate that I found so far, some small programs a little bit wrong.
Wrapped it happens that you download everything and if it starts to load, nothing happens, do not worry, leave it a while to load and after a while you’ll see a picture of a battery being charged.
Then apply the usual recommendations, keep in mind that the new battery to normally needs several cycles of charge / full discharge before entering the scheme, usually after about a dozen you can already evaluate the duration, not before because you have bogus values or too high or too low compared to reality. I also remember that the batteries are made from organic polymers and have an expiration date, usually 3 / 4 years maximum 5 after this should or could have a residual capacity less than 80% and are therefore considered to be replaced, this is not normally is a problem because today’s electronic devices such as mobile phones and the like are replaced before this deadline. Obviously if you have them treated well, not making temperatures too high or too low, loading them regularly, not leaving much time to spare fully charged, you make regular cycles of charge / discharge complete, you’ll be fine and you can use them for many years before of having to replace.
INSTALL THE TOM TOM
After several casinos, they are then able to install tomtom. More than anything it was a test, I read a lot around the fact that the iGO8 is much higher but since I found it and the software is small, yet have 1.5 GB on the SD I still wanted to install it.
Well ….. What is rumored is true, has far fewer features and is much less intuitive dell’iGO8. For example, while browsing you can not navigate on the map or turn, you can simply increase or decrease the zoom but with small buttons and awkward small and is not as easy as iGO8 change between different views, such as between 3D and 2D. The options are few and optional in all payments, such as cameras or later, rumors and everything else should be downloaded from their website, and not as easy as igo where just copy the files to a different folder, the maps are quite IG identical, but if you want nell’igo8 3D maps just look for a file. DEM as derived from NASA data are free while the
TomTom is purchased a special map at a great price …
The interface is then fixed, there is nothing to do but for most geeks change the entire main file and change only the color miserably, while the original nell’iGO8 sansui different menus are free and ready You can easily change the color and layout of all the information on the screen. The recalculation of the route, it seems you can not order it manually, for example, after an amendment to a prohibition of access but it only does the opening of the software or use change, while nell’igo simply press the appropriate button. There is not even able to save the tracks of the route.
I mean I do not like anything, it is probably easier because he has so little stuff that is impossible to get lost in the menus, and for those who are allergic to technology and to fully exploit the device that has bought, is perhaps the best compromise but really not for me and would not recommend it to anyone, much better than the original unnecessary spending more money because tomtom looks more like a supermarket for an optional pay-navigation software.
If you really want to try the net I found this special package that says for gps35: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MACDH1MU inside you will find the installation instructions and maps.
I believe it all, if you have specific questions or to share some information please visit the forum.