While laptops with integrated GPS are still a somewhat rare breed, USB devices that add GPS capabilities to plain old laptops are definitely not, with I-O Data only the latest to offer a product that does just that. From the looks of it, the company's Navi Clip device should get the job done nicely, with a standard SiFR Star III chipset concealed in its tiny 2 x 1 x 0.4-inch casing. You'll also get a USB extension cable (apparently to let you position it for better reception), and some "Supper Mapple" mapping software, which we're guessing will be of little use anywhere outside of Japan (or outside of Windows). If that suits you just fine, you'll be able to pick one up early next month for ¥24,200, or just over $200.

[Via Akihabara News]

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I-O Data intros Navi Clip USB GPS device