Looket 3.5" GPS Sat Nav £64.67 Delivered! + 4% quidco!
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Looket 3.5" GPS Sat Nav £64.67 Delivered! + 4% quidco!

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Found 12th May 2008
Not a bad deal, I think it's OK for the price!

Quidco is £51.05 x 0.04 = £2.

Looket 3.5 Inch Touchscreen Sat Nav with UK + Ireland Maps/ MP3/ Digital Photo Frame
A rapid reacting GPS system in a slim and compact housing, the Looket G8 is the powerful navigation system backed by a 400MHz CPU. The Windows CE.NET 5.0 operating system is on board to ensure you get voice and visual guidance, so you reach your destination with ease thanks to turn-by-turn voice directions.

Get the Looket G8 installed in under two minutes, and you're set up for fast and efficient navigation from the beautiful 3.5 inch TFT screen. Truly portable thanks to a sleek compact design, and delivering a touch of style thanks to a vibrant colour casing, the Looket G8 is a welcome companion in your vehicle.



Features
3.5" GPS Portable Car Navigation Device
Samsung 400 MHz Samsung Processor
SiRF star III GPS Chipset
16.5 Million Colour High Resolution LCD Display
Fully built-in GPS antenna
MP3 Music Player
Multiple Language Support
Rechargeable Battery
Compact & Slim Design
UK & Ireland Maps
POI- Points of Interest
One Year Warranty


* For Map Update Instructions please click here

6 Comments

Original Poster

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Seems hackable to put TomTom on it.

Just noticed the processor is 30MHz faster than the ebuyer Navigo one and also has a 16M colour screen

Its a good price - and HOT - but I suspect the price of these will plummet by the end of the year.

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ibiza;2086185

Its a good price - and HOT - but I suspect the price of these will … Its a good price - and HOT - but I suspect the price of these will plummet by the end of the year.



To be honest, it is not the best deal in the world - however I DO have a Navigo that I got off ebuyer - it has a 64k colour screen, so it's not the best screen in the world!

However for a 16 million colour screen this i definitely worth the extra £12! If I needed one I would seriously consider buying this - my N95 8Gb has a 16M colour screen, so you can just imagine it will actually be quite sharp and clear.

I have the Navigo too....

When Ebuyer first had the Navigo it was advertised as "Samsung Processor 400MHz"... I suspect the difference in processor between the Navigo and this is minimal.

However, having had a look at the photos on the Misco site it does have a removable battery which is a bonus over the Navigo. The batteries are easily and cheaply available...though in reality I guess it is only a major benefit if you can put Memory Map on it and use it for walking.

I'd be interested in real experience of this unit and whether you can put TomTom on as easily as the Navigo.

rash;2087137

To be honest, it is not the best deal in the world - however I DO have a … To be honest, it is not the best deal in the world - however I DO have a Navigo that I got off ebuyer - it has a 64k colour screen, so it's not the best screen in the world!However for a 16 million colour screen this i definitely worth the extra £12! If I needed one I would seriously consider buying this - my N95 8Gb has a 16M colour screen, so you can just imagine it will actually be quite sharp and clear.



I would suspect the main issue with the screen would be brightness.

For maps, which for the non virtual type, invariably use less than ten colours. So 65536 or 16777216 colours is largely overkill.

However, it would make a difference when looking at pictures/videos (if the Looket plays videos, which there is a small chance it might from the link on the Misco page - or alternately if a program such as CORE (if it still exists - I use Linux now) was added to its software.

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Original Poster

I'm pretty confident it can be hacked, so yes for videos the 16M colours would be much better. Plus with the slightly better processor it might be able to play them much better than the Navigo one.
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