Gadget of the Day – GlobalSat TR-101

Thanks to sat-nav, getting lost is becoming harder and harder these days. Now, it seems, deliberately hiding is getting a whole lot more difficult too

Thanks to sat-nav, getting lost is becoming harder and harder these days. Now, it seems, deliberately hiding is getting a whole lot more difficult too.Potentially ruining simple games of hide and seek for good, this personal GPS tracker can be automatically set to send SMS text messages back to base with its co-ordinates.Use it to allow others to find you or attach it to anything else you'd like to track: cars, children, a puffin, errant partners. So long as you, they or it stays in phone signal range, you'll be able to plot their path.Naturally it needs a SIM card to send the texts, which can also be used for making calls. Three speed dial buttons allow the pocket snooper to double as a pretty limited mobile phone.That makes it ideal for use in emergencies – or for someone with few friends. Let's see, Mum, the local takeaway and the Big Brother vote line. Perfect.

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GlobalSat TR-101 Price: £200 On sale: Now Contact: Maplin Electronics Related stories: Instant Expert: GPS