LOOKET Sat Nav reduced again to only £49.98
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LOOKET Sat Nav reduced again to only £49.98

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Found 25th Jun 2008Made hot 26th Jun 2008
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

DOES ANYONE ALREADY OWN THIS? CAN YOU TELL ME IF IT'S ANY GOOD. PRICE SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

26 Comments

SIRF star III is good for that money, dunno about the software but quality GPS is a good start

This seems like a good price, has anyone bought one? and if so can they offer any feedback?

Stick with the Navigo on Ebuyer for same price ! :thumbsup:

Mecoconuts;2392646

Stick with the Navigo on Ebuyer for same price ! :thumbsup:



Second that, Navigo would be a better choice.

plus £3.99 postage

Here is an update for the Looket G8. Seems to use the Sygic Drive software.

http://www.sysonchip.co.kr/eng/index.html

I have bought this one and the ebuyer one. They are pretty much the same ...the Misco Looket seems to acquire a signal much faster though. You can load tomtom on both also.

This device is also WinCE 5 based means that whatever you can do to the Navigo (ooo-err) means you can do the same on this one (eg load up Tomtom and other navigation software etc) :thumbsup:

this one doesn't have a USB port on it, as far as i can see. that's why i went for the ebuyer one.

Grrr bought this for a tenner more a few days ago.

circuit;2393947

this one doesn't have a USB port on it, as far as i can see. that's why i … this one doesn't have a USB port on it, as far as i can see. that's why i went for the ebuyer one.



According to the specs it does have a USB port on it.

Anyway, front view...

http://img.misco.co.uk/images/uploadedimages/Gallery/large/200804011539391.jpg

narcist;2393064

plus £3.99 postage

How much is Tom Tom software?

good find

blakester;2394498

How much is Tom Tom software?



Free, you can just download it.

really? from the TOMTOM site?

Original Poster

daz200;2393732

I have bought this one and the ebuyer one. They are pretty much the same … I have bought this one and the ebuyer one. They are pretty much the same ...the Misco Looket seems to acquire a signal much faster though. You can load tomtom on both also.




How do you get TomTom software? And once you get it how do you use it? Just put it on a SDcard and insert it in the SatNav machine?

Original Poster

Why has this been expired? It's still £50

Original Poster

smicer07;2398933

All the TomTom stuff is here




Thanks! I've given you +ive feedback.

Are you still looking for Table Tennis? It's £5 or less at Comet shops.

Their site (sysonchip.co.kr/eng…tml) says, "External Ports Mini USB Connector for Active Sync & Battery Charging " for the G7 and "External Ports RS232 Serial Port " for the G8. Des.

got this last week, very impressed with it

love to load tomtom onto it if anyone has the links?

a pm would be nice

thanks


ps why is this expired

Just got mine hacked to to the underlying WinCE

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/1923/display1iv1.jpg

This device seems to load windows files directly from ROM image. This makes permanent hacking to WinCE difficult as a hard reset will put it back to the a virgin factory condition. Any registry changes which have made or installed software will be lost in a hard reset. The advantage is that it will be impossible to brick the unit :thumbsup:

I used mortscript the freeware scripting utility with the following script:

if procExists G8MAIN.exe
kill G8MAIN.exe
Endif
sleep 200
if procExists NK.exe
kill NK.exe
Endif
sleep 1000
run explorer.exe


Essentially all this is doing is shutting down the customised system loader allowing the underlying OS to be seen. I just managed to do and have yet to see how complete the system OS is. In principle it should be possible to write use mortscript to install software as well so a complete windows reinstall could be quicly redone from even a hard reset

I see the Looket G8 is back at £49.98(inc vat) on Misco, don't know how long for though !

This is a excellent unit. Got tomtom running on it

Hi,

what version of the tomtom map u using on the looket? Could you give me instructions on how to make it work on the sat nav please?

Thanks
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