The V7 comes with an AC power Adapter, a car power adapter, a suction cup vehicle mount, a CD with manuals and various data files, and a 1GB SD card (loaded with software and maps).
Other than access to a PC and to a SD Card reader, no additional hardware is required. In addition, the modifications presented here do not
require any hardware modification. There is already a pretty good tutorial for adding a USB port to the device available here
This instructable will cover the following steps:
Accessing Windows Explorer
Fixing the M button "bug"
Speeding up "Fly Over" mode
Accessing the Operating System
Much of the information presented here is not my own work. It is a result of collecting info from various sources across the internet, most of which is targeted at similar devices from other manufacturers. The techniques have been adapted to the specific environment of the V7 1000 device and to my personal preferences. The GPSpassion
forum is a great resource for more information.