Self-Tracker

December 20, 2007

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Smack in the middle of the arena of self-surveillence is this tiny flash-stick-sized location tracker, the Trackstick. It is tiny. Gets lost in your coat pocket, or backpack. You carry it around wherever you go. Once a month you download its records from its built in USB port and plot your course on an online mapping service, like Google Earth.

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The device has no display and its small AAA batteries are cheap — but they will last only one week.  You can find a Trackstick II for about $180 at Google Earth store.  I have not used one, so can’t verify how well it picks up satellites in your pocket.

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