Return of the $99 GPS

Today only, you can snag the Holux GPSmile 52 Plus touchscreen GPS for $99 after a $35 mail-in rebate.


If you're a regular Cheapskate visitor (and my deep thanks if you are), you may recall the $99 GPS from earlier this month. It sold out fast, but now you have a second chance: The Holux GPSmile 52 Plus (known in some quarters as the GPSmile 53A) is available now from eCost for $99 (after a $35 mail-in rebate).

The GPSmile 52 Plus includes a 3.5-inch touchscreen, preloaded maps, a SirfstarIII chipset, and a windshield mount. You can even use it as an MP3 and video player (though I have to ask: Does anyone actually use those features?). Interestingly, because the GPS runs Windows CE, a little tweaking makes it possible to unlock the unit and install different mapping software (if you're into that sort of thing).

The GPSmile 52 Plus is new, not refurbished. The rebate deal expires today, so act fast!

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