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TomTom Ease GPS navigatorThe TomTom Ease features a greatly simplified menu structure and an entry-level price, but still manages to pack in advanced features such as text-to-speech.
>> What's up? This is Antuan Goodwin with cnet.com taking a first look at the TomTom Ease the United States Edition. The EASE is TomTom's new entry-level GPS device that slots in below the One series. While both devices feature a small 3.5-inch touch screen -- look at them. They're just so cute. Wait. What was I saying? Oh, while both devices feature the same size screen, the EASE features an integrated EasyPort mount for a slimmer profile at the cost of a little bit of flexibility. The EASE comes in three colors as of now: black, white, and red. But TomTom will be offering interchangeable shells in a variety of colors. To change a shell, simply pop off the EasyPort mount and slide the housing off. An interesting thing we noticed with the EASE's shell removed is the lithium ion battery is removal and user serviceable although we're not sure if or when TomTom will offer replacements. However, the most notable change for the EASE is where the finger meets the screen. TomTom's interface has been seriously overhauled with a much simpler home screen that features two main options and a handful of sub-options. TomTom says that this reorganization makes the EASE easier for its first time GPS navigators. Frankly, we think it's a very Garminesk layout. But we like the Garmin's interface so that's a good thing. The EASE also benefits from a handful of advanced features such as text-to-speech and TomTom's Map Share. To find out about these features and more check out our full review of this little guy at cnet.com. Until then, I'm Antuan Goodwin, and this has been your first look at the TomTom EASE.