what kind of "upgrades have you done to your mio, im kind of interested now lol!
I've done what is known as the 3.3 Lite upgrade from http://c230.wordpress.com/
. I only wanted the bare bones upgrade as I have no need to play games, listen to music or other **** with my GPS. I just want it to preform like a more expensive unit.
I've upgraded my maps in the states that I will be likely to travel in and added Canada to my unit. A 2gb SD card makes this all possible. I've also added around 6 or 7 new voices, but we still only have the one Text To Speech voice (Samantha) to choose from. I either want a Samual L. Jackson TTS or a proper UK English TTS voice, but until they are released I'll wait.
Here are the complete specs from the Hack website I use. It lists the specs including what it can do with "upgrades". http://c230.wordpress.com/c230-specifications/
I'm still working on the mounting for this creature using a Ram mount kit I purchased. I purchased a Ram Mount PD2 http://asp.ram-mount.com/rammount/pr...er=RAM-HOL-PD2
mounting base that I have on a medium Ram arm on a ball mount. This should work quite nicely. I am adding some additional support to keep the GPS from vibrating out, but so far I think that this would work even without the extra support. Getting the power to the unit is proving more difficult then I planned as I'm having trouble finding a minu-usb plug that I can splice into my power supply. This unit does take 5v dc.
But with 6 more inches of snow on the ground, I think that I have some time before I have to get this unit operational on the bike.
One thing to keep in mind... The Mio units and the non-motorcycle Garmin GPS units are NOT waterproof. At the first sign of bad weather, I will be pulling over to stow gear. Even though the Nomad's hardbags are weather-proof, I'm looking at finding a watertight storage box for the GPS and my Sat radio for when they are in the bags during Noah's Ark rain.
Ram Mount is offering waterproof enclosures now that might fit these style GPS units, but I have yet to see one in person and don't know how the sound will be outside the box. Time will tell...
Here is the thing about the Mio C230. Out of the box, iti s a good barebones GPS unit. Nothing fancy about it except the TTS and the size. Now, if you are a tech geek like who has to fark with it, then it is a Damn Fine GPS on par with units costing $250 more. But be advised, you could seriously mess this unit by hacking it. Word of advice - back everything up every time before you do any hacking so you can reset it if necessary. For someone like me, I like it and would modify a unit for friends any time. But it is not a Garmin and does not act like one.