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TrackStick GPS Data Logger

TrackStick GPS Data Logger (Image courtesy ThinkGeek)By Andrew Liszewski

While this may look like your run-of-the-mill USB drive (albeit a bit big) the TrackStick is actually far more useful, especially for the wanna-be spys among us.

The unit actually houses a GPS receiver and will autonomously keep track of its location including time, date, speed, direction and altitude and store this data in its memory. The recorded information can then be downloaded to your computer VIA the USB connection and be integrated with Mapquest, Google Earth, Google Maps or Virtual Earth to give you a visual plot of where the TrackStick has travelled. Most of the unit’s size can probably be attributed to the fact it runs on 2 AAA batteries which will power it for about 5 to 7 days of ‘typical operation’ which amounts to about 4,000 records.

Unfortunately the life of a spy does not come cheap. The Trackstick is available from ThinkGeek for $249.99 which will probably make you think twice about who to secretly plant this on.

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5 responses to “TrackStick GPS Data Logger”

  1. […] Here?s another item for my arsenal of ultra-cool spy gear. The TrackStick GPS data logger looks like a USB flash drive, but it is way cooler. It has a GPS receiver inside. Wherever it goes, it records the time, date, speed, location and direction of its movement. That means you can stick it anywhere and find out where it went. As long as you can get it back, of course. When you have collected the data, you just stick the USB connector into your computer and it downloads right onto your PC. You can then integrate it into Mapquest, Google Earth, Google Maps or Virtual Earth to have a visual look at the route of your prey. So cool. (Oh Gizmo!) […]

  2. Mech says:

    Does this require a subscription?

  3. trackstickmini says:

    Tracksticks do not require a subscription, no monthly fees to pay. The only cost you would have is changing batteries (you can use rechargeable ones as well of course) or you can choose for the latest version, the Trackstick Mini with an internal rechargeable lithium battery

  4. trackstickmini says:

    Tracksticks do not require a subscription, no monthly fees to pay. The only cost you would have is changing batteries (you can use rechargeable ones as well of course) or you can choose for the latest version, the Trackstick Mini with an internal rechargeable lithium battery