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Alpine Portable GPS

2007 Editors' choice Top 40 products by E-Gear

Introducing the Alpine Blackbird! The newest portable navigation device (PND) available, the Alpine Blackbird (PMD-B100) is small, portable, and offers more than just standard navigation. Easily move your Blackbird from car-to-car! Its sleek black aluminum design is small enough to fit in your jacket pocket! Plus you can connect Blackbird to a docking station, PMD-DOK1, allowing it to be fully controlled through an Alpine 2006 touch screen AV head unit, such as the IVA-D310. Use the Blackbird alone, or use it through your AV head unit – it’s up to you!

  • Free 90 Day Traffic Subscription Trial
  • Turn-by-turn GPS navigation system
  • Maps of USA(including Hawaii and Alaska) and Canada
  • 6 Million Point of Interest (POI) locations
  • Mounting cradle with built-in FM modulator and amplified speaker
  • USB 2.0 Connection for map database updates
  • MP3 and WMA Playback

See more at Alpine

Alpine suggested reatil price $550

Portable Smart GPS Navigation

Pioneer AVIC-S2

Compact, Versatile, and Easy-to-Use The pocket-sized portable navigation system provides reliable route guidance with a host of advanced functions for superb convenience and ease of use. Stylishly thin, it is easy to move from car-to-car or to take with on trips. The built-in SiRF Star III GPS and antenna provide fast and accurate positioning, and the rechargeable battery can run 6 hours between charges.

Simple and Intuitive Operation Design The AVIC-S1 is designed for ease of use. The Touch Panel provides convenient and intuitive control. The innovative "Scroll Wheel" allows you to adjust the voice guidance sound level or to scroll through menu icons quickly, and the "Map" and "Menu" buttons provide easy access to the most commonly used features. Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Hands-free talking on a compatible cellular phone is available. The built-in microphone and speaker allow you to make and receive phone calls handsfree while you drive

The 2GB Flash Memory contains the map data of the U.S. (48 continental states) and Canada. Just unpack and use it — no PC connection is needed for startup. Future map data updates will be available by SD card — just load into the built-in SD card slot and the update will begin.

Quickly set a destination by address, zip code, destination history, and more. Search for a gas station, restaurant or coffee shop using the POI Search — destinations are sorted into categories for short-cut searches, or use the touch screen to type in the name.

Maps and menus are easy-to-read on the large, anti-glare 3.5" LCD. The "3D map view" provides a clear picture of your location and the route ahead, and you can easily zoom in or out as needed.

Route directions on the display are enhanced with the clear Voice Guidance provided through the built-in speaker. Select from English, Spanish or French as needed.

GPS and Travel Assistant


Garmin nüvi 660

Answer the call to adventure with nüvi 660, a sleek navigator and Personal Travel Assistant. This preloaded navigator brings a colorful widescreen display to the nüvi family and features hands-free calling, included traffic alerts, an FM transmitter and more.

Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 660 includes many “must have” entertainment and travel tools including MP3 player, audio book player (subscription to Audible.com required), JPEG picture viewer, currency converters and more. With nüvi 660's wireless FM transmitter*, you can hear audio, including voice prompts, MP3s and audio books, through your vehicle's stereo. It also comes with Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature, and configurable vehicle icons that let you select car-shaped graphics to show your location on the map. Optional software on plug-and-play SD cards for language translation, detailed travel guide and savings program allows you to customize your nüvi for your travel needs.

nüvi 660 features a super-bright 4.3" widescreen display for improved map viewing, POI lookup and MP3/audio book playback. This landscape display has white backlight and a touchscreen for easy use.

nüvi 660 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator® NT street maps, including a hefty points of interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. Simply touch the sunlight-readable color screen to enter a destination, and nüvi takes you there with 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. In addition, nüvi 660 accepts custom points of interest, such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. The European version even includes a preloaded safety camera database containing the location of safety cameras for parts of Europe.

All in One Navigation System

TomTom 910 is a all-in-one car navigation system which includes all the detailed maps for North America and Europe pre-installed. Tom Tom has 20 GB built in to the GO 910 so there is plenty of storage for maps as well as MP3’s and digital photos. The 910 is equiped with a 4” touch screen display. The TomTom 910’s display has a resolution of 480 x 272 with 64,000 colors giving excellent visibility, even in direct sunlight. The TomTom 910 has SiRF Star 3 GPS receiver and a Li-Ion battery that will power the unit for up to 4 hours of use. The SiRF Star 3 GPS receiver will ensure a quick and accurate GPS fix to get you on your way.

The TomTom GO 910 also features iPod control, which will allow you to connect your iPod to the GO 910. You can also store MP3 files right to the 20GB hard drive. You can listen to your MP3’s through the high-quality built in speakers or use an included audio cable to send the songs through your car stereo speakers. Other features include a home dock, which will allow easy updating of your Tom Tom GO 910, Speed alert to alert you when you have exceeded a designated speed, a light sensor to automatically adjust the units display for any lighting condition, and the ability to view digital photos right on the 4” display. Unit Size: 3.1"H x 4.2"W x 2.5"D, Display Size 4" diagonal, Weight: 10.5 Ounces. Two Year Warranty.

Smart extras:

  • Built-in Mp3 player
  • 20 Gb (12 Gb free) of hard disk, enough for 1000’s of songs and pictures
  • remote control and much more.
  • Clear spoken instructions, including street and place names: TomTom GO 910 speaks 36 languages in over 50 different voices and can even announce street and place names.
  • Complete maps of the US, Canada, and Europe on hard disk: Door-to-door navigation across the US, Canada, and Europe.
  • Easy to use: Extra wide 4” LCD touchscreen gives you smart design and easy to use navigation literally at your fingertips.
  • Hands-free calling: Doubles as a hands-free car kit using Bluetooth® technology. So you can make & receive calls as you drive with just a touch of the screen.

Complete features and phone compatability lists at TomTom

Suggested retail $499.99

Available at most local electonic stores

The Ultimate GPS with 2-way Radio for the Trail

Garmin Rino 530HCx

Know exactly where you are at all times with Rino 530HCx and the precision of high-sensitivity GPS. This waterproof FRS/GMRS radio plus GPS navigator adds a barometric altimeter, electronic compass and NOAA weather radio in addition to the popular features of the Rino 520HCx — 5 watts of transmit power, a microSD card slot, brilliant color display and a high-sensitivity GPS receiver — so you’ll never be lost again. Other Rino 530HCx features: Barometric altimeter pinpoints your precise elevation. Electronic compass tells you what direction you’re headed, even when you're standing still. Bold color TFT display makes it easy to see and navigate to family or friends at an amusement park, lake or other outdoor group activity. microSD card slot accepts preloaded MapSource® data cards with detailed maps. Automatic routing and turn-by-turn directions with alert tones let you find an address or point of interest and drive there (with optional MapSource map data). Rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 14 hours of outdoor use.

Pinpoint Your Position With its high-sensitivity GPS receiver, Rino 530HCx locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The advantage is clear — whether you’re in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on Rino 530HCx to help you find your way when you need it the most.

Find Your Friends Like the rest of the Rino series, Rino 530HCx offers a unique Position Reporting feature. Position Reporting lets you send your exact location to other Rino users in your group so that everyone can see your position on the map page. And, because Rino is a standard FRS/GMRS radio, you can use it to communicate with any other conventional FRS/GMRS radio around.

Transmit with Power Rino 530HCx boasts a whopping 5 watts of transmit power (GMRS), which lets you contact others from up to 14 miles away (line of sight). In Canada, you can transmit at 2 watts over GMRS with a range of up to 8 miles.

Optional suction cup, bike and rail mounts available.

Additional maps are available if you plan to travel by car or hike to other countries

Suggested retail $535.70


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