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    The problem that I run into is even when plugged in, if I'm using my phone with GPS, screen on, etc. my battery life decreases. That's with a cell signal and plugged into a 120 wall outlet.

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    Time for a tablet!

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    Now I just have to convince the wife she really wants the kindle she bought me.
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    Acer A200.

    Cheapest 10" I can find with GPS. Works great in the Jeep. I use everytrail pro, with all the funtreks trail guides downloaded on it. Very happy with it, and it cost me under $200 with the newest android as of 6 months ago.

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    Chris previously posted:
    "It has GPS capabilities by triangulation while the 3G version has Assisted GPS. Basically you download the trails before leaving home and you're fine Max."

    I looked into it a little more. I'm directing this at you Chris since you already have this setup. I read you can buy an external "dongle" or a bluetooth receiver that will give a Wifi iPad GPS capabilities. Some units will only work for jailbroken iPads too.

    What mount do you use for your 4Runner and how do you plug it in?

    Thanks!

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    I've heard that too Max but since I have a 3G version haven't lookedinto it. The mounting system I use is very sophisticated: http://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/...ign-iPad-Mount

    The 4Runner has a 115v plug so I just use that. Not much help, sorry.

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    Yeah I remember seeing your bungee cord. Do you remember who has the stainless steel or aluminum cradle?

    I see that you can use external GPS receivers from Garmin, Bad Elf, and Dual for the iPad natively.

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    I think that was ColoDisco

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    I use my phone, but that may not be an option in this case. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Samsung dubbed it a "phablet". It has a 5.5" screen 4G and every possible app that I could need for backcountry stuff including topo maps and GPS. It also has a quad-core processor and 2 gigs of RAM, so it has no issue handling multiple programs.

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    Max previously posted:
    "Do you remember who has the stainless steel or aluminum cradle?"

    It was the guy with a red Jeep in Littleton. I dont believe he is on the forum anymore
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    He left when a few members were going away last year
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    Rick previously posted:
    "It was the guy with a red Jeep in Littleton. I dont believe he is on the forum anymore"

    Stephen was his name. http://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/...-Krawler/page3
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    BlackRubi previously posted:
    "I use my phone, but that may not be an option in this case. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Samsung dubbed it a "phablet". It has a 5.5" screen 4G and every possible app that I could need for backcountry stuff including topo maps and GPS. It also has a quad-core processor and 2 gigs of RAM, so it has no issue handling multiple programs."

    I want a Note II bad but I'm on unlimited data with Verizon and don't want to lose it so I'm having to wait until used prices come down before I pick one up.

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