Yeah, I’m not making it up. Remember those folks who invented the Spot Messenger? Last year, not sitting on their laurels, they rolled out a Garmin GPS that paired with a smaller, 2nd generation Spot Communicator, which finally allowed the user to type in custom check-in messages. A couple of weeks ago, they announced a new product at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. “SPOT Connect” turns your smartphone into a satellite communicator, using the Bluetooth connectivity between the two. This will be cool because it’ll cut down by one the number of gadgets you’ll have to carry (you already have your smartphone with you, right? :-) ). More news later; we’ll announce it here the moment it’s available for order.