Santa himself uses a bit more advanced version, but this should get you over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house with no problem. The Maestro 3100 is a basic portable GPS system, offered today at a 50 percent price reduction--and free shipping--at BuyDig. This unit's sleek simplicity is one of its best assets, since you'll do all your interface on the touch screen, never getting distracted from the road by trying to figure out which of several buttons to push. The 3.5-inch screen, though not the largest on the market, is crisp, bright, … Read more
When you think of GPS, what brand name comes to mind? Would it happen to be Garmin? Because according to a new study by marketing research firm BrandIntel, Garmin is the most discussed portable navigation system and holds the best overall sentiment score with consumers. But it shouldn't get too comfortable or complacent, because TomTom, Magellan, Mio, and Lowrance are hot on its heels.
Based on an analysis of search results from "online consumer communities" (i.e., blogs, forums, and so forth) across the Web during July 2006 to August 2007, BrandIntel's GPS Navigation Systems Report … Read more
Magellan is using SEMA 2007 to launch the latest portable navigation system in its RoadMate family. The RoadMate 1200 is a "budget-conscious" pocket-size GPS device that replaces the RoadMate 2000 at the bottom of the Magellan lineup. The RoadMate 1200 comes with a suggested retail price of $229 and features a 3.5-inch QVGA touch-screen display and a Centrality Atlas processor, which Magellan says provides "superior GPS performance and navigation." Based on our initial attempts to program a destination using the model on display here at SEMA, we're not too convinced that the processor works … Read more
We don't often list a refurbished gadget as a "Hot deal," but this one's an exception, since the price is so remarkably low.
When CNET News.com reporter Daniel Terdiman went on his 2006 Road Trip, the Magellan RoadMate 3000T is the Global Positioning System, or GPS, device he brought along.
Terdiman is not alone in feeling that the RoadMate 3000T is accurate and, with good resolution and responsive controls, easy to use. While it's not the sleekest or smallest GPS tool, being designed primarily for in-car use, its features set it apart from the … Read more
Magellan must be one happy camper, as the veteran GPS manufacturer has teamed up with National Geographic for its new line of outdoor handheld GPS devices. The Magellan Triton series includes five models--the Triton 300, 400, 500, 1500, and 2000--and are compatible with National Geographic's topographic maps. Prior to this, you could only download waypoints and routes to the company's other handheld GPS devices, but now you can get full-color maps. Just be aware that these are sold separately by National Geographic, though the Triton quintet comes preloaded with Magellan's topographic maps. Other highlights include touch-screen controls, … Read more
Car stereo-maker Dual is on the trail of the likes of Magellan, TomTom, and Garmin with the release of its second portable GPS navigation system. The XNAV3550 uses Navigon navigation software, features a 3.5 inch TFT touch screen display, and is preloaded with maps of the United States, including nearly 2 million points of interest. The unit, which will retail for $499, also comes with a range of multimedia playback options, including the ability to play MP3s and movies, and to view JPG photos. All navigation and media data is stored on the XNAV3550's 1GB SD media card, … Read more