While not as expensive as similar handheld units, the Cobra GPS 500 suffers from a weak receiver and a few design flaws.
Style and ease of use mark this basic portable navigation and multimedia device, but the Harman Kardon Guide + Play GPS-500 doesn't offer the same smooth performance and efficiency of competing products.
The Harman Kardon Guide + Play GPS-500 features a stylish design and a wide screen.
Photos of navigation device
Harman Kardon is best known in the automotive world for its audio equipment, but the company has taken a leap into the crowded world of portable GPS devices with the unveiling of its Guide + Play GPS-500. In addition to its wayfaring duties, the GPS-500 can be used as a multimedia player, with support for a range of digital audio and video formats.
Harman Kardon unveils the Guide + Play GPS-500 portable navigation device at CES.