Navigate from here to there, the sequel: Magellan 4040 widescreen GPS, $99.99 shipped

Finally, a widescreen GPS for under $100. It's a refurb, but it's also loaded with nav-tastic features.

Hang on, hang on, hold the phone! I thought yesterday's TomTom GO 510 GPS was a sweet deal at $124.99 (plus shipping and after rebate), but just blew that outta the water: You can get a refurbished Magellan 4040 widescreen GPS for just $99.99 shipped, no rebates required.

If memory serves, this is the first widescreen GPS I've seen below the $100 mark. Specifically, it's a 4.3-inch touchscreen, which is way easier on the eyes than the typical 3.5-incher. The Magellan 4040 also features text-to-speech (it announces actual street names), a Bluetooth speakerphone (for hands-free calling), and integrated AAA TourBook travel information. Plus, as with the TomTom, you can add an optional traffic kit to get real-time traffic data.

Caveats? In addition to the 90-day warranty (fairly typical for a refurb), CNET's review of the Magellan 4040 notes that the unit is slow to recalculate routes, and many of the user reviews agree. Keep in mind, though, that you're paying $100, not the $500 list price of just one year ago. I'll come right out and say it: This is the best GPS deal I've found yet. (If you bought a TomTom yesterday, don't sweat it: You still got a killer deal.)


Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET


Mac running slow?

Boost your computer with these five useful tips that will clean up the clutter.