I got the receiver with my GPS and it is black. It is the same shape as a computer mouse and slightly smaller in size. I mounted mine under the side deck of the boat. It worked on Uncle Toys boat so hopefully I will have the same results. I sure wouldn't want to mount it where it will be visible on top of the deck somewhere. I finally got the drive painted up and put back on the boat this past weekend. I just need to fill it with gear lube and it will be time to try it out. Hopefully the weather is decent this weekend.