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Leadtek was founded 1986 in Taipei, Taiwan and is specialised in computer graphic cards. Since 1997 it also manufactures GPS devices.
|Leadtek LR 9553/9553X/9559X|
|GNSS||32 channels, SiRFstar III (WAAS, hdop)|
|Memory||Flash: . External: ? no.|
- Price: Around €90-100
- Trackpoints: 0 points
- Battery life: 3-4 hours (9553), 6 hours (9553X), 8-10
If you always carry around your PDA or notebook to get traces, this is a very good GPS receiver for a fair price.
|Leadtek LR 5993D|
|GNSS||20 channels, (WAAS; EGNOS, no)|
|Memory||Flash: 4Mb (60.000 max logging). External: ? no.|
- Price: Around US$70
- Trackpoints: 60,000 points
- Connection: Bluetooth, USB
- Chipset: SiRFstarIII LP
- Good things
- Good quality build
- Very long battery life (SiRFstarIII Low Power chip)
- Both USB and Bluetooth are bidirectional port (can access to SiRF chip with SirfDemo)
- Recognized as (pseudo) Ultra Mass Storage (as an USB drive) to get log file
- Bad things
- I said pseudo Ultra Mass Storage because to set the logging interval and erase the log file it (their software) sends nasty USB commands.
- Erasing the log only works by formatting the device under Windows. The device recognizes a special USB sentence to know it's being formatted. This doesn't work under linux (mkdosfs), meanning it's impossible to erase the log file.
- LEDs are difficult to see.
- A really great GPS, perfect for Windows users.