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3. STREETFINDER DELUXE FOR
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5. Rand McNally Laminated Wall Map,
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6. Rand McNally StreetFinder Deluxe
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7. Rand McNally StreetFinder Deluxe
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8. Rand McNally 2003 Digital Edition

1. Rand McNally Laminated Wall Map, US, 32 x 50

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Asin: B0006BB9EY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Rand McNally
Sales Rank: 3963
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2. Rand McNally Laminated Wall Map, World, 32 x 50

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Asin: B0006I59E8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Rand McNally
Sales Rank: 4271
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3. STREETFINDER DELUXE FOR
list price: $179.99
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Asin: B00004T2GW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Rand McNally
Sales Rank: 29559
Average Customer Review: 2.31 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Take the inconvenience, frustration, and discord out of long trips and everyday travel with Rand McNally's StreetFinder Deluxe GPS navigation system. Because the lightweight StreetFinder global positioning systemreceiver clicks on to your Palm III series organizer, you can see your location and follow your progress on the StreetFinder map wherever you go.

With the StreetFinder, you access address-to-address directions via the Internet, and then can download customized maps from your Mac or PC to your Palm III. Travel becomes a delight as you track your progress along reliable Rand McNally maps with the global positioning system accessory designed specifically for the Palm III platform.

The Rand McNally StreetFinder Deluxe GPS for Palm III configuration is so compact and portable that you can attach it to your dashboard or take it along on a walk. The receiver comes with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and a 110-volt battery recharger, Rand McNally's StreetFinder Deluxe GPS 2000 software, in-car cigarette lighter charger, a mount for easy use in the car, and carrying bag. The Rand McNally StreetFinder Deluxe GPS for Palm III may not give you new direction in life, but you may never have to ask for directions again.

Note: This item does not work with the Palm IIIc. ... Read more

Features

  • Global positioning system (GPS) receiver for your Palm III series organizer
  • Includes StreetFinder software
  • GPS tracks your progress on Rand McNally maps
  • Downloads maps from your PC or Mac
  • Lightweight and portable, clips easily to your organizer

Reviews (13)

3-0 out of 5 stars reasonable hardware, terrible software
The hardware is frustratingly close to being usable. Unfortunately it forces you to remove the palm cover which makes handheld use challenging. It's often slow to acquire a lock.

The software is nearly useless, a major disappointment. I've tried a number of palm GPS apps (the device is NMEA compliant and works well with all of them), and would rank streetfinder as the worst, for all the reasons mentioned in other reviews, and for others (a 3 CD package intended for use with laptops!).

My favorite palm GPS app is solus pro 2.0, which uses compact vector maps you generate online on the delorme.com website, and can use bulky, unscalable, bitmap maps (and directions) generated using delorme street atlas USA on a non-internet-connected PC.

In summary, if I had it to do over again, I'd get a standalone GPS with a serial cable, and would buy delorme street atlas and solus pro 2.0. That way I could upgrade out of the palm III form factor if I wanted to. I am happy enough with it to have replaced my III with a IIIxe so I'd have enough room for maps.

1-0 out of 5 stars You thought cell phones made drivers dangerous...
People attempting to use this thing while driving should have to mount flashing strobes on top of their vehicle. I bought this thing last year (when it was already a few years old) to use with my IIIxe. Why? Because I'm an impulse buying gadget freak. I should have researched more. I only paid [money], as I ordered it new from the marketplace sellers...but sadly, it's not even worth that.

The software doesn't seem to play nice with 98SE or XP...it seems to have a limit on the number of commands you can issue before it crashes out...completely wiping the map you spent an hour customizing. On the Palm, the maps are hard enough to read sitting on the couch...reading them in the car takes some serious visual acuity...we're talking some breed of hawk, here. I had to ask my girlfriend to drive around town just so I could fiddle with the device from the passenger seat.

I don't think I've used it since that day. It just takes up room in my glove compartment. And lastly, no...this thing will not fit in your pocket. Maybe if you frequently carry VHS tapes around in your jeans you won't notice...but I can barely stand my Palm in my pocket by itself. The GPS adds a few inches and about half a pound to the package.

If you really want a GPS, you'll be willing to spend the money on a real one. Stay away from this thing. Just go tear up some money if you have the urge to order it....

1-0 out of 5 stars Look Elsewhere - Not Ready for Primetime
I bought this product because I have a Palm IIIxe and wanted a GPS system I could use while traveling. Boy was I disappointed!! The bundled StreetFinder Deluxe 2000 PC software lacks sufficient detail to be useful. (It couldn't find my own address, while other software - notably Microsoft's Street & Trips - has no problem.) Whole neighborhoods are missing! You can download little subsets of your maps to the Palm, but because the PC software lacks detail, the Palm version really leaves a lot out to save on memory space. Going to Rand McNally's website doesn't help - there doesn't seem to be a way to upgrade the maps, so you're stuck with what you have (which isn't much.) I also had problems with the GPS. It is suppose to work on its own battery when fully charged, but I can only get it to work with the Palm when it is plugged into the cigarette lighter. When the GPS does work, the Palm StreetFinder software and downloaded map crashes a lot, requiring a complete system reset on the Palm (not fun to do while you're driving.) You also have to go through the Palm menu system to enable/disable the GPS (not fun while you're driving and the GPS is mounted to your windshield!) I would really stay away from this product, save your money, and look elsewhere. This doesn't live up to the claims. Rand McNally should just stick with paper maps.

5-0 out of 5 stars For the $$ its a no-brainer if you have a Palm III
This nifty little gadget hit the market...just three years ago... at current prices...through the internet its an amazing bargain, provided you have a Palm III.

I've used my Palm Streetfinder on many trips and find it to be easy to use and quite valuable in strange territory. It has good sensitivity and now that govt. accuracy limits have been switched off, it'll readily pinpoint you within a few tens of feet.

Memory limitations could be a hindrance, but only to those who don't plan their maps on the PC with some common sense. Detailed city maps can be over 250K. The Rand McNally mapping software is basic, but very very accurate. Be sure to d/l the update from the R/M website to avoid some early bugs in the Palm app.

Dedicated handheld GPS units have built-in maps. With the Streetfinder, you must create them on a PC and synch them to your Palm. However, this is counterbalanced by the Streefinder being a NMEA-compatible unit allowing its use with any Palm-capable GPS software. Try that on a dedicated handheld. The viewing area on a Palm is also about 50% larger than that of a dedicated handheld.

I also use Delorme's Solus Pro on my Palm software with one of their other GPS mapping packages. Solus provides almost all the functionality of a dedicated handheld GPS; tracking, directions, speed, bearing, long/lat, elevation, track logging etc.

The windshield bracket provided is solid, and the GPS unit recharges from your car's 12V outlet. Too bad it can't power the Palm too, must be no way to make power connections via the Palm's synch connector. Palm battery life is shorter because its on continually if you have the GPS app on. Be sure to carry extra AAA's.

Since any current GPS investment is almost sure to be substantially overtaken in a few years, this low cost Streetfinder solution is, as I said, a no-brainer for Palm III owners who'd like GPS mapping in their pocket.

2-0 out of 5 stars Manual for how to Use GPS for Palm III
I have now had the GPS for the Palm III for a month and still not able to make it work! Help desk is only open M-F 8-5 and thus not able to call to get much help as you need to be outside and talk to them to see if it is working.

The first thing I had to do after loading the software on the computer was to download an update to the software. Still have never been able to make it work. Instructions are very poor.

Guess this Is why there are only 2.5 stars! ... Read more


4. Rand McNally Commercial Wall Maps, World Map

Asin: B00006IBNO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Rand McNally
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5. Rand McNally Laminated Wall Map, World, 32" x 50"

Asin: B00006IBNP
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Rand McNally
Sales Rank: 24914
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Features

  • World wall map
  • 50 by 32 inches
  • Laminated for protection
  • Utilizes Gall projection to compensate for distortion
  • Readily identifiable country boundaries

6. Rand McNally StreetFinder Deluxe GPS for Palm V Series
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00004SWLD
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Rand McNally
Sales Rank: 26214
Average Customer Review: 2.58 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Clip the Rand McNally StreetFinder global positioning system (GPS)receiver to your Palm V series connected organizer, and you'll never feel lostagain. It is an all-inclusive navigational system that lets you get address-to- address directions via the Internet, then download them with customized maps toyour organizer.

You can also track your progress with the GPS designedspecifically for the Palm V platform. The StreetFinder GPS receiver includesStreetFinder Deluxe 2000 software, 2 AAA batteries, in-car cigarette lighteradapter, car mount, and carrying bag. ... Read more

Features

  • GPS receiver for your Palm
  • Includes StreetFinder software
  • GPS tracks your progress on Rand McNally maps
  • Downloads maps from your PC or Mac
  • Compatible with Palm V series

Reviews (12)

4-0 out of 5 stars Only buying extra software
The GPS unit is good but the bundled software for the Palm Pilot is something you'd better not even install. It crashes too often and twice I had to hard reset the Palm (no, soft resetting did not work...) loosing all the Palm contents. The (included) Street Finder software is actually interesting to use on a PC, but leave it far from the Palm.

When I was almost giving up on it I found the Quo Vadis software (from Marcosoft). It is not perfect but it is reasonably fast, accurate and easy to use. And it never crashes...

Magellan sells the very same GPS with a customized version of Quo Vadis bundled, but they do not include accessories such as the car support in the basic model (as Rand McNally does). You can also find the GPS Companion software in their web site for free.

The unit does take som time to initialize (2 minutes is common), very seldon a lot more.

Note: You will need LOTS of memory to load maps on the Palm, meaning you NEED a Palm Vx.

4-0 out of 5 stars I never lose my way again
I have been using this GPS unit for a year now. It is really a very good tool. Since I'm in Europe I couldn't use the added software so I bought GPSPilot and Route. I use a PC base routeplanner (Route 66 Benelux) and download the maps into the Palm. Takes me about 10 minutes extra from the normal planning process.

The GPS unit keeps me on course all the time. Very impressive.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too Slooooow
I had every problem mentioned in the other reviews but I wanted to add that the Palm V seems too slow to handle this unit. It is particularly slow when zooming in and out of maps. I have a DVD based nav system installed in my car which I love so I may have too high standards for this handheld unit. I believe the problem is mostly software based however. Basically, this products is not ready for prime time. BTW today is Oct. 2002. I tried this system out in 2000 so I don't know if there have been any improvements

1-0 out of 5 stars Poor design
The maps are clunky and get too big for the palm when exporting sufficient detail. The cigarette adaptor doesn't charge the Palm V. Navigation on the Palm is impractical while driving. A very bad product ! I am selling mine on ebay for $50.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good device, works as described software lacks options
The unit does what the vendor claims but the software bundle lacks functionality. The up side to that is there is a lot of third party software that works with it and they make it more useful. I particularly liked Quo Vadis by Marcosoft and Magellan's NAV Companion. With out them I would rate the product 2 or 3 stars at best. ... Read more


7. Rand McNally StreetFinder Deluxe for Palm IIIc and Palm VII
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00005BHRU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Rand McNally
Sales Rank: 53939
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8. Rand McNally 2003 Digital Edition Street Guide CD-ROM (Washington D.C. ; Baltimore & Vicinity)
list price: $31.96
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Asin: B0002RQ8RK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Rand McNally
Sales Rank: 54440
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