InTheMail | Voltlog #350

Welcome to a new InTheMail, the series that will touch both your passion for electronics and your bank account at the same time. This will be a great year hopefully, I’ll make sure to do my part and provide you with the best mailbag videos on YouTube. We’re going to start with this innocent looking but potentially dangerous module, this is a very small GPS tracker which measures just 13x22mm if you leave out this USB connection.

I discovered this guy a while ago when i saw some images on twitter of this particular tracker being implemented inside an iPhone X, it was mostly a hobby type job because of how it looked and also because if any serious agency would want to spy on you they wouldn’t need to implant something like this into your phone, they will just do it through other methods like a man in the middle attack or tap your calls straight from the operator network but nonetheless this looked interesting and as far as I have seen so far this seems to be the smallest tracker that you can easily buy online.

Same as other trackers shown on this channel this is designed to connect to a Chinese cloud service for tracking, it uses the same website as the other ones which is and it probably comes with the same set of problems or limitations as I have shown in previous videos. So this module can do GPS based tracking and report back via 2G network connectivity, the short wire is a GPS antenna while the long wire is the GSM antenna.