Nextar 43LT GPS Unboxing

nextar 43ltWhile I was searching for info about iGo Amigo, I cam across this Nextar 43LT GPS. It’s the first GPS in North America with iGo Amigo and it also comes with lifetime live traffic update(in selected markets) .  Nextar 43LT is only available at Best Buy.

It was on sale last week for $129.99 with free shipping. The price is just right for a 4.3″ widescreen GPS with Text-To-Speech and lifetime traffic subscription. I went ahead and ordered it right away.The shipping took about 2 business days.

Here are some of the photos that I took.







Some of you might ask “Is this GPS unlockable?”. You bet. I have looked at the files and it’s easy to figure out what to change to run external programs. iGo Amigo also was designed to work with other programs, so there is an exit button to quit the program gracefully. The programs I am having now are that the screen size is different from the Mio C230 and Navigon 2100 and the directory structure is different. There are some significant changes that are needed to use my previous unlock package. I’ll keep everyone posted when I have a working package available.

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  1. It’s not difficult to unlock it. If you connect the unit to a computer, you can see a drive called “TFAT”. There is a file called MSHELL.INI in the \DShell directory. You can modify the file to run any program you like.

  2. Can you tell me how is the performance of this GPS. How is the TTS in this device? Did you manage to run any other software on it? Also, will you recommend it to others? Please please do reply!

    • The performance of this GPS is quite good. It gets a fix with the satellites pretty quickly. TTS is good and it’s not very difficult to change it. I only tried to run the media player on it. The only thing that I do not like about this GPS is the battery. It cannot hold a charge and it can last only a few minutes on it’s own. I would recommend it only if you can get it cheap.

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