Nokia LD-4W review: Nokia LD-4W

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The Good Great slim design. Single button sits flush. Great accessories bundled.

The Bad No Nokia wall charger in box.

The Bottom Line A well designed GPS bluetooth receiver with accessories that make lugging it about a breeze.

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Nokia LD-4W Bluetooth GPS Module is exactly that and nothing else. Pairing the LD-4W to a Bluetooth compatible device with navigation software -- such as a mobile phone -- is nearly automatic.

The LD-4W operates on a SiRF Star III chipset, which is pretty standard these days. During our tests we paired the LD-4W with a Nokia handset running TomTom mobile version 6 and found we had GPS lock, on average, between three and four minutes after switching the device on. Again, this is standard.

Where the LD-4W really shines is in its design. The unit is slim and small enough to carry in your pocket with your mobile phone, however the inclusion of a keyring, belt clip, and windscreen suction pad means you'll have no worries carrying the LD-4W anyway that suits you best.

There are no switches or buttons on the unit with the exception of the power button, which sits flush on the top. Under the front's piano black finish are three coloured lights that indicate power, Bluetooth connectivity, and GPS reception. The port for connecting to a charger is at the bottom of the unit, under a cover that likewise sits flush.

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