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Title: VK-172 GPS Mouse from China?!
Post by: Lord of nothing on November 18, 2017, 02:23:48 pm
Hi
I found a ton of VK-172 on Ebay.  :o
The claim to use Ublox7 Chipset. The cheapest i could found is EUR 6,25.  :-DD
Does anyone here have experience with?
Is this genuine?
Thanks

EDIT: Some people pre-fare the older Vk-162 one.
Title: Re: VK-172 GPS Mouse from China?!
Post by: rstofer on November 18, 2017, 06:12:43 pm
According to the description on the US Amazon site, these may not work well indoors.  Somehow they expect me to boost the satellite signals (probably not happening) or work out in the yard.  Even then, the trees probably block most of the satellites.

My cell phone won't get a GPS lock inside the house, I'm pretty sure the dongle won't do any better.
Title: Re: VK-172 GPS Mouse from China?!
Post by: Cyberdragon on November 18, 2017, 07:24:16 pm
It's just a USB GPS, why is it called a "mouse"? A GPS computer mouse would be a terrible idea!
Title: Re: VK-172 GPS Mouse from China?!
Post by: Mjolinor on November 18, 2017, 07:40:28 pm
It's just a USB GPS, why is it called a "mouse"? A GPS computer mouse would be a terrible idea!

The mind boggles:

Take the next available turning on the left.
Take the next available turning on the left.
Take the next available turning on the left.
Take the next available turning on the left.
Do a U turn at the next available opportunity.
Title: Re: VK-172 GPS Mouse from China?!
Post by: Lord of nothing on November 18, 2017, 09:08:06 pm
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According to the description on the US Amazon site
I never use something like that.
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inside the house
depend on the construction and Material of the Glas and who is coated with.
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why is it called a "mouse"
oke oke this is a GPS Dongle not a Mouse.  :-+
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A GPS computer mouse would be a terrible idea!
Why? Mine worked ok.
Title: Re: VK-172 GPS Mouse from China?!
Post by: rvalente on March 30, 2020, 03:16:23 pm
Does this device work as a serial adapter? If I plug in and open a terminal, will it send data similar to NMEA protocol?
Title: Re: VK-172 GPS Mouse from China?!
Post by: NiHaoMike on March 30, 2020, 10:42:48 pm
It's just a USB GPS, why is it called a "mouse"? A GPS computer mouse would be a terrible idea!

The mind boggles:

Take the next available turning on the left.
Take the next available turning on the left.
Take the next available turning on the left.
Take the next available turning on the left.
Do a U turn at the next available opportunity.
Not GPS, but something like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDSEpjjavhY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDSEpjjavhY)

That said, prior to the availability of affordable smartphones, a GPS receiver and mouse combo would actually be quite good for travel use.