Often when I find myself driving frantically through an unknown city, chased by unknown cars, I say to myself

‘Boy I wish I had some unknown dongle to plug into my iPad or iPod, and it would instantly give me GPS capabilities so I could find my way out of this mess.’

Only next time I’m in vehicle-induced trouble, things will be mighty different. I’ll just reach for the Bad Elf GPS dongle and voila, compatibility with any and all location-based iOS apps from the App Store.

Only problem is this matchbox sized device is power hungry and it doesn’t have an internal battery. For the iPad, not so bad, but it will deplete your iPod fast.

It has a 66-channel MTK GPS chipset, 10hz update rate, a micro-USB port. It works to a max speed of 1000mph – yeah, I think you’re covered there.