First Look: Mio C220 GPS receiver
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First Look: Mio C220 GPS receiver

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The Mio C220 GPS receiver offers ease of use, accurate directions, and an affordable price tag, but its poor screen makes this in-car GPS device almost unusable.

[ background music ] >> Hi I'm Bonnie Cha, senior associate editor at CNET.com. And today we're taking a first look at the Mio C220 [assumed spelling]. This is a very, very basic GPS device that's ready to use out of the box. Very simple design, not a lot of buttons to fiddle with. I do wish it had volume buttons, it takes about like seven steps to get to the volume control. All the maps are preloaded on an SD card that comes in the box, so you don't have to fiddle with any PC transfers. As far as functions, it's just basic like I said, text and voice directions. The big drawback about this is the screen's barely readable in daylight. I was driving around trying to tweak the angel and everything, but it never was viewable. It's fine for night, but if you can't use it during the day it's not much use out of it. It's a shame because it's two hundred fifty dollars which is a really affordable price tag for these types of devices. [ background music ] But if you're looking for a entry level device go with the Tom Tom one or the Garman Street Pilot I series. I'm Bonnie Cha and this has been the Mio C220. ^M00:00:59 [ music ]

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