Microsoft Streets & Trips 2007 review: Microsoft Streets & Trips 2007

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CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.3
  • Setup and interface: 6.0
  • Features: 6.0
  • Service and support: 7.0
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The Good Microsoft Streets & Trips 2007 has a more powerful yet smaller GPS receiver; integrates with Windows Live Search.

The Bad Microsoft Streets & Trips 2007's voice directions don't announce street names.

The Bottom Line Microsoft Streets & Trips 2007 is a fine mapping program for charting family vacations and business road trips, but it's not easy to use while driving.

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Microsoft Streets & Trips 2007 with GPS Locator is the bargain alternative to pricey, PDA-size GPS navigators from Garmin International, Lowrance Electronics, and others. Streets & Trips runs on any Windows PC (ideally, a laptop), and its GPS receiver plugs into the USB port.

The 2007 edition has some helpful enhancements from the last version, including a smaller GPS device that's just 1.25 inches square and more sensitive, so it does a better job of detecting satellite signals. Our test receiver, for instance, worked fine when placed on our car's passenger seat. With previous versions, we had to place the receiver on the dashboard or window to get a signal. Another plus: If you don't want to use the supplied USB cable, you can plug the receiver directly into the USB port.


Streets & Trips 2007 integrates with Windows Live Search and displays businesses, schools, and other locations on a local map.

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Where to Buy

Microsoft Streets & Trips 2007

Part Number: ZV3-00006 Released: Oct. 11, 2006

MSRP: $99.95

See manufacturer website for availability.

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  • Release date Oct. 11, 2006
  • Category reference / data source
  • Compatibility PC