Bad Elf GPS (for Apple Lightning Connector)

$99.99
$99.99

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 5786A

Tiny plug-in GPS specifically made for Apple devices

Now you can add accurate, reliable GPS information to your favorite aviation apps with this tiny GPS. Just plug it into the bottom of your iPad or iPhone—the Bad Elf locks on fast and keeps itself charged.

Features:

  • 66-channel WAAS GPS and GLONASS for excellent accuracy
  • Uses the iOS device's standard lightning connector, so it won't interfere with most cases (not compatible with 30 pin connectors)
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Tiny plug-in GPS specifically made for Apple devices

Now you can add accurate, reliable GPS information to your favorite aviation apps with this tiny GPS. Just plug it into the bottom of your iPad or iPhone—the Bad Elf locks on fast and keeps itself charged.

Features:

  • 66-channel WAAS GPS and GLONASS for excellent accuracy
  • Uses the iOS device's standard lightning connector, so it won't interfere with most cases (not compatible with 30 pin connectors)
  • Micro USB port allows you to charge and sync your iPad while using the Bad Elf
  • Free app (available in the iTunes App Store) allows for firmware updates
  • Includes detachable lanyard and micro USB cable

Works with iPad Pro 9.7"/10.5"/12.9", iPad Air 1-2, iPad Mini 1-4, and iPhone 5-8 (including S). 

Tip: don't want the Bad Elf sticking out the bottom of your iPad? Flip your iPad 180 degrees, let the iPad screen rotate, and the Bad Elf will be pointing up.

 

Reviews
4.2 / 5.0
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4.7 / 5
Value
4.2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (7)
No (1)
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great wifi only IPad addition
We've been using a wifi only IPad for Pokemon Go and GPS would be very bad in certain areas. Bad Elf fixed the GPS problem immediately. As documented elsewhere: as long as the Bad Elf application is open the GPS is working correctly. Sometimes after closing the cover one needs to foreground the Bad Elf application first, make sure velocity/position show up (and are not just dashes) then switch to PokemonGo and GPS position is updated.
June 2, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Had to return it. I got the better bad elf. It cost more but I am happy with it. Sportys has always come through with my personal airplane.
March 20, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
2 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Very Disappointed.
This is just a toy that I had high hopes for. The accuracy is terrible compared to other items on the market. While driving down the road it shows me off to the side of the road.The lag on the MPH is slow. While turning it on it seems to take forever to find the satellites to start functioning. It really is just for entertainment.
February 21, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Bad elf is a good elf
I've only used it twice but in both instances it work perfectly. It acquired a signal within seconds. Durability, I don't know yet.
February 8, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
simple to use and well worth the cost
I like that no charging is needed and that it is hard wired to the ipad. Some extra care is needed not to damage it as it protrudes from the connector.
January 25, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Works as advertised. I should have purchased my I pad with an internal gps. Seems kind of flimsy.
August 8, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great gadget
Great little product never have any issues. The only drawback is it plugs into your power connection so if your flight is long or if your iPad is low on power it could be an issue. Just recently purchased from Amazon a connector that allowed me to Y off to the Bad elf unit and then also go into the power connection.
July 31, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Does what it says. Purchased it to run ozrunways on my wifi only iPad Air. Works well, reliable, no complaints here
July 15, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Bad Elf Good Elf
I use Bad Elf gps for my iPad with WingXPro. The external gps attaches to the iPad (and iPhone) and stays there. Previously, I used Bad Elf with an older iPad, and, the connection wasn't very secure. The new connection is significantly better than the old version of the product. This gps is extremely accurate and reliable. It can be attached to a charger while in use (cable provided in the box). So, you never need to worry about battery availability during a long flight. It's a good Elf!
March 22, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Bad Elf connector
performed as expected
February 19, 2017
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I assume this works with an iPad pro 9.7". True?
A shopper on Feb 15, 2017
I'm thinking about buying this for Pokemon go since the gps on my phone isn't the best at the moment, will this enhance the accuracy of my gps?
A shopper on Jul 17, 2016
What GPS software besides aviation apps can the bad Elf be used with? I'm looking for software that can be used for ground travel in a motorhome.
D A on Aug 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: From the Bad-Elf Web Site.

Apps galore. The Bad GPS Pro meets all requirements under Apple's MFi program, and works great with any location-based app in the App Store. To simplify your search for great apps, we've categorized many apps that we know work well with the Bad Elf GPS Pro by your favorite activities. We've tested the GPS Pro with all the major flight planning and aviation chart apps as well as many marine, fitness, car navigation, and golf apps.
is it compatible with iPad Pro using 10.3.3 software?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have an iPad pro with 10.3.3. I just went outside and checked and Bad Elf works fine. I was picking up 6 satellites very quickly. I haven't tried this combo in my plane yet because I use a mini 4 with Bad Elf and that works well. Good luck.
How is this better than the GPS on my iPad and iPhone?
Charles on Aug 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The big difference is that it has GPS WAAS connection. This means it has multiple satellites connecting to the device to provide more accurate positioning data. I am not too sure of the GPS capabilities on iPads and iPhones, but my research show that is has a better connection and accuracy.
Does it work with iPad mini 4?
Daniel boi on Jul 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can work on any IOS device with a lightning connector running any most versions of IOS befor IOS11. There is currently no 64-bit version of the Bad Elf app.
Will this work with a basic ForeFlight subscription, or will I have to go to ForeFlight Pro?
Michael K on Jul 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the basic subscription. The basic subscription is all I currently require and the Bad Elf Lightning Connector offers a very affective GPS with it. It worked well with my cross country from Indiana to Utah.
Can I use a lightning extension chord out of the ipad so that the antenna can be put in a window?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use the "elf" directly in an ipad under a hardtop boat flying bridge and get all sats. I don't see why you can't use a lightning extension but the "elf" is very sensitive.
does this device allow you to plot a course to your destination from your current location as per the standard 'goggle maps', 'navman' etc. or is it simply a location finder?
Leigh F on Jan 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello Leigh, No the-is is just a GPS receiver - I purchased it as my old iPad Mini is a non-3G model, and didn't contain a GPS circuit as sold. The Bad Elf enables software such as AirNav or Mach7 (in my case) to receive GPS signals and do all your Navigation chores. Hope this helped - BTW - great product, worked out of the bow - I thoroughly recommend it.
Lance DIXON
It works with iPhone X?
Guglielmo D on Jun 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes.
I am returning to flying under basic med and am interested in using my new I-Pad Pro 256gb with an I-FlyGPS app subscription and a plug in Bad Elf for GPS accuracy. Does this sound like a cost effective way to begin using my I-Pad for VFR flying as a back up to my paper sectional and TCA chart?
Fred M on Jun 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this will provide a GPS signal to the iPad.
Will this work with navionics app?
A shopper on Dec 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It should as it supplies the GPS data to the iPad.
Will this work with the mini 4?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the mini 4.
Will this work with IPad mini 2?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the iPad mini 2.
Can i use this with JeppFD Pro?
Wxman on Jun 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use mine with an iPad Mini and it works fine.
does it work with wifi only module !?
A shopper on Dec 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does.
What are the dimensions? I'm thinking of using this with the iPro Aviator Kneeboard. Will it fit through the slot at the bottom of the aluminum casing?
A shopper on Oct 4, 2016
Bad Elf GPS (for Apple Lightning Connector)
Bad Elf GPS (for Apple Lightning Connector)
iPro Aviator Kneeboard for iPad Mini 4
iPro Aviator Kneeboard for iPad Mini 4
BEST ANSWER: The width of the bad elf gps on the bottom where the lighting
Connector is located is one and a quarter inch (1 1/4 in) long and thickness is 3/8 th
What is a "lightening connector". I have a an IPad 3. Does it plug into the power/ charge connector?
Thanks
A shopper on Aug 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Lightning connector is Apple's new plug style. If you have an iPad 3, it will not fit - you have the 30-pin connector. You would need this one: http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/bad-elf-ipad-gps-30-pin.html
Will Bad Elf fit with the Pivot case on my iPad mini?
A shopper on Apr 23, 2017
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