Spark Fun’s GPS Data Logger

Engadget alerted me to this GPS data logger from Spark Fun Electronics.

The device records up to 440 hours of data to a 256MB SD card in either a simple text file or KML-compatible format that you can display in Google Earth.

I like it, I want one (actually, I want three, and I’ll eventually post about why), but the ad copy tweaked me a bit:

Pull the SD card, insert it into a card reader, […] and wammo–you can see what Casey did over lunch with a satellite image overlay. Take a look at the example screen shot. You can see what lane Casey was in! When he stopped at the light, his data points piled up. Fancy. Real fancy. Speed is also datalogged – it’s like Big Brother in the palm of your hand…

Go Get Yer Podcast On

<a href="" title="Alesis FireWire and USB Podcasting Kits - Gizmodo">Gizmodo pointed out</a> these <a href="" title="Alesis :: USB Podcasting Kit">USB</a> and <a href="" title="Alesis :: FireWire Podcasting Kit">FireWire podcasting kits</a> from Alesis. The package gets you a (hopefully not sucky) microphone with desktop stand, headphones, a carrying case, podcast production software, Cubase LE recording and editing software, and a digital mixer that plugs directly into the computer via USB or FireWire (duh). The US$400 <a href="">USB version</a> does two channels of 16bit/44.1 KHz audio while the US$600 <a href="">FireWire model</a> cranks eight channels of 24bit/48KHz sound. » about 100 words