Ranger NDS GPS System Review

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  1. Minox
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    [​IMG] Ranger NDS GPS System Review
    By Another World
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    Another World's review of the Ranger NDS GPS System is finally done. Will it pass or will it fail? Well I don't want to spoil it for you so go ahead and see for yourselves which one's the right answer.


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  2. Minox
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    And in case someone asks. I did not write this review, Another World did. I merely formatted his text, fixed the images & posted his review.
     
  3. Jakob95

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    He forgot to write

    -Another World

    In the end...
     
  4. Hatsu

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    Another World might convince me to buy this!
     
  5. Minox
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    How about you read it first before actually saying anything.
     
  6. geoflcl

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    Huh. Sounds pretty homely if you ask me. The bad outweighs the good by a lot.
     
  7. basher11

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    i read it. More negative and less positive.
     
  8. Another World

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    thanks for posting it up. i'm glad to see it up!

    anyways read the review!

    -another world
     
  9. dudereno

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    Likewise... I got the software running but could never get a decent sync with any GPS satellites. The curious thing was, I also tested the hardware via mini usb with a PC and it worked fine using a windows application. Its a real shame. I don't know what code dev kit was used to create the Caelitis application but I found it extremely fussy in regards to MIcroSD compatibility and very unstable regardless of what flash cart was used. I feel for Team Gbalpha as it seems their excellent hardware has been let down by the software.

    I didn't have the motivation to write a review after wrestling with the software for 2 days..

    Kudos to Another World for highlighting the many issues of Caelitis in his article.
     
  10. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    I got mine running, but showing my loacation by 500m and more wrong from where i am, is a not good.
    It works, but it is alot of work to do, just to navigate, i better buy a cheap tomtom and update it with latest maps with iq routes and lane guidance. Faster, cheaper and more trusty.

    I have a almost completed review, but like above, my motivation whent down after the bad software support and the stuff you need to do to get maps on it before you can use it, the wrong pinpointing of your loacation and other little things.

    Nice review Another World, i know mine will not be as good and won't be online till somewhere next year (if ever)
     
  11. shakirmoledina

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    i cant use it... we dont even have a GPS tower here cuz places are not too far and there is usually a single road
     
  12. soulx

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    Huh. GPS Tower. I though GPS enabled devices connected with the sattellites immediately. Not through a tower. Or is that only with phones.

    Care to educate me?
     
  13. Minox
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    It's connected to global GPS satellites.
     
  14. Jdbye

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    This has to be the most negative review on GBAtemp [​IMG]

    It sounded like it wasn't even worth the time it took to review it.
    Well, I'd never want anything that bulky in my DS, but if the software doesn't even work properly, it's just useless.

    That u-Blox support sounds like the best part of the device, but from the review it looks like that's the only thing that works. Being advertised as a GPS for DS, it's not much point if it only works properly on a PC [​IMG]

    But, let's look at the bright side: There's nothing wrong on the hardware side. This may be an opportunity for homebrewers [​IMG]
     
  15. arctic_flame

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    It was almost a given that this would suck. Decent GPS chipsets cost a lot more than one would be willing to spend on a DS accessory.
     
  16. dragon574444

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    That's too bad, I was kinda hoping this would be a decent GPS system.
     
  17. Another World

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    the whole idea was to have a working software for it and then to release the source so homebrew devs could add-on, update it, find new and exciting things to do with the hardware, etc. before posting the review i tried to contact the company with no response. i checked the development forum, which is not littered with adult related russian spam, i also tried to contact the 1 (yes single) dev behind the software but again got no response.

    so the way i see is that this device is dead. i'd be thrilled if they released a working software and/or the source but its been so long since they posted on their development forum i'm just assuming that they may have given up on it.

    i finally got the plug back on to the wire so i'm trying to use the device again. i might just give it to my buddy and let him do u-blox on his laptop.

    -another world
     
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    anyone think it would be cool if they brought the dsl tv tuner here like they have in japan?