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The smallest GPS device

  1. Apr 7, 2009 #1
    Is there anyone who knows of a tracking device small enough to install inside a notebook/laptop. Apart from RFID tags which only track within a given range. A GPS device that would track an asset as it were a car
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  3. Apr 7, 2009 #2


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    The smallest chip I have seen is about 1/8in square, the patch antennae is about the size of a postage stamp. Most new cell phones already contain GPS

    The laptop would also need some way of phoning home. If it did this over the net than it can be tracked anyway by the IP address of the connection, so you don't need GPS
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