This topic is not totally new to me. I think 2 or 3 years ago I found this list from the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) but then I lost the topic. I recovered it while reading about printed documents being used in a lawsuit as a demonstration on origin finding with imprinted tracking dots, more common know as watermarks. The EFF still features this list of printers which do or do not imprint those tracking stuff.
So if you need to print some really private documents you should get your hands on one of those printers first.
Some models are available at eBay for a fair deal.
After some time of thinking I got my GARMIN ForeRunner 205 – a GPS based training device for walking, hiking and biking with support for navigation and route tracking.
The first test seems promising, a short track around Ilmenau looks like this :
Short track around Ilmenau
A little part of the route is missing and right now I´m not quite sure if I did something wrong or the device did. But I´ll find out in the future.
What really sucks is the GARMIN Training Center Software, totally unprofessional designed (installing in a non-selectable path – C:\Garmin, adding a service without asking, only worked after downloading the newest version from the website).
But the 3D Route Builder – http://www.HybridGeoTools.com really helped me through – and the basic version is free for personal use.
So expect a very cool bike trail in a few days (and some pics of the device).