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    1. Apple 20 GB iPod M9282LL/A
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    2. Apple 4 GB iPod Mini Silver M9800LL/A
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    3. Apple 30 GB iPod Photo M9829LL/A
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    4. Magellan RoadMate 700 Vehicle
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    5. Apple 4 GB iPod Mini Blue M9802LL/A
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    6. Apple 4 GB iPod Mini Pink M9804LL/A
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    7. Apple 60 GB iPod photo
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    8. Apple 6 GB iPod Mini Silver M9801LL/A
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    9. Apple 4 GB iPod Mini Green M9806LL/A
    $99.99 $96.95
    10. Apple 512 MB iPod Shuffle M9724LL/A
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    11. Garmin StreetPilot 2620 In-Car
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    12. Apple 60 GB iPod Photo M9830LL/A
    $149.99 $136.95
    13. Apple 1 GB iPod Shuffle M9725LL/A
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    14. Apple 6 GB iPod Mini Blue M9803LL/A
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    15. PalmOne Tungsten E Handheld
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    16. Garmin c330 StreetPilot GPS Vehicle
    $349.99
    17. Delphi MyFi XM2GO Portable XM
    $134.99 $124.99 list($179.99)
    18. Altec Lansing inMotion iM3 Portable
    $299.00
    19. Bose SoundDock System for iPod
    $769.99 $729.00 list($1,299.99)
    20. Garmin StreetPilot 2610 In-Car

    1. Apple 20 GB iPod M9282LL/A

    our price: $299.00
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    Asin: B0002OZXHO
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 5
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • 20 GB model holds up to 5,000 songs; supports AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF, Apple Lossless and WAV
    • Up to 12 hours battery life when fully charged (typically 4 hours); fast-charge in as little as 2 hours
    • Mac OS X or Windows 2000 and XP compatible; FireWire and USB 2.0 interface for fastest digital transfer available
    • Feature upgrades from previous version include new Click Wheel, slimmer case, and easier navigation
    • Comes with earbud headphones, AC adapter, FireWire cable, and USB 2.0 cable (dock not included)

    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Addictive Product
    Buy this product if you love your music and you want to be able to take it with you anywhere. Once you've transferred all your favorite songs into this compact little player you might feel compelled to spend hours categorizing and organizing them into your own personal playlists on your PC. Or you may just want to set it to shuffle and enjoy the music. The headphones sound incredible and you probably won't remember your songs sounding so good.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply the best.
    The Apple iPod is simply the best choice for anyone living a digital lifestyle. Fit, form and function soar above the competition. Should be on everyone's Christmas Wish List for 2004. I use mine for music, calendars, todo lists, reminders, alarms, backups, and carrying files to read in the Target check-out line.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Purchase
    I bought an iPod at the Target store that I work at and I love the thing. I had an old Archos MP3 player that didn't even update itself. This is so easy to use and charges so fast that you don't even have to think about it. Get one...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Player
    I own the 3rd Generation iPod with the buttons on it and it's amazing. My brother owns this new 4th Generation iPod and it is also amazing. It doesn't come with the dock, however, this is not a much needed accesory. You can still transfer songs onto it and charge it if you use the firewire cable. Amazing MP3 player. It holds 5,000 songs- something you're not going to fill up anytime soon. Mine has about 900 on it and I've had it a year now. Once again amazing product, stop by the store and pick one up for yourself. You'll be doing yourself a favor!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice
    Great place to keep all of your CD's! I only have 755 songs at this time, and the IPOD will play continuously for 1.7 days without repleating a song! And I'm only using 2.6 GB! Easy to use--nice player! ... Read more


    2. Apple 4 GB iPod Mini Silver M9800LL/A
    list price: $199.99
    our price: Too low to display
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    Asin: B0006HTPQ2
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 4
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Fashionably Compact
    Weighing in at just 3.6 ounces and smaller than many cell phones, iPod mini fits your lifestyle and your bag, whether it be cocktail purse or messenger duffle. The chic, matte anodized aluminum case resists stains and scratches, all the while protecting your iPod mini. Recessed in the case to keep its surface pristine, the 1.67-inch (diagonal) backlit screen displays full song and album titles, artists’ names and more.

    Under Your Thumb
    The iPod mini Click Wheelfeaturing color-coordinated iconsgives you the enhanced durability and sensitivity of the iPod Touch Wheel, with buttons underneath. The Click Wheel takes best advantage of miniscule space and lets you scroll single-handedly through up to 1,000 songs from your iTunes music collection.

    Clip and save
    Your iPod mini includes a convenient belt clip so you can attach it to your belt, purse or backpack. You can even clip your iPod mini to a lanyard around your neck for the ultimate fashion statement.

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    Features

    • Up to 18 hours of battery life
    • Comes with earbud headphones, belt clip, and USB 2.0 cable
    • 4 GB model holds up to 1,000 songs; supports MP3, AAC, WAV, MP3 VBR, Audible (6), and AIFF formats
    • Mac and Windows compatible; FireWire and USB 2.0 interface for fastest digital transfer available
    • 1.67 inch (diagonal) backlit screen displays full song names and more

    Reviews (57)

    5-0 out of 5 stars love it
    I always thought these things were a waste of money.Why spend 200 bucks on an MP3 player when there are others out there way cheaper?My brother got this for his birthday and thats when I found out why these are more money.They Hold about a million times more music than my old cheapie MP3 player did.The song quality is amazing.The iTunes software is one of the best players that I have had in a long time.I'd write more but everyone else has done so a million times over so why re-invent the wheel.:)enjoy!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Less for More
    Just when you think it doesn't get any better, it doesn't!The new 2nd generation Apple 4 GB iPod Mini Silver M9800LL/A is the new benchmark in over-priced electronics that provide music you already own, in a duplicative, unstable, portable format.

    Apple spared every expense delivering the new sleek design of the Mini Silver.Sure to make you the envy of every kid on the block.And the good news doesn't stop there.Or does it?

    5-0 out of 5 stars I love my mini!
    So.... I bought a 4gb mini about a week ago and I'm loving it. I did quite a bit of research about it before I bought it just to make sure I was making a good investment. Best $200 I've ever spent.
    It holds a lot of music!
    Although I wish it could be worn around my neck like a shuffle... I think the Apple iPod mini Lanyard can solve that problem though.
    Ummm... I love it. It works great with my PC. (I'm not a mac lover)

    I <3 it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mini Ipod 2nd generation
    I own a pink mini ipod 2nd generation and i love it! i got it in the begining of may, so its almost a month and have never had problems (except once it froze when i was at school but i connected it to my usb port and then it was fine)The little thing takes on a ton of abuse(i drop it ALL the time) but it never skips and it doesn't even have 1 scratch yet! I was debating between the mini and the 20 gb but i decided to get this one b/c i didn't need 5000 songs worth of space and it was too heavy. If you're worried that you wont have enough space on the mini...it probably wont be a problem unless you are a super heavy user(even in that case you can stillswitch off the songs)and the mini is MUCH smaller and lighter(my best friend has a 4o gb and its WAY bigger than my little compact 4 gb one)also the 4 gb is about 100 dollars cheaper than 20 gb (well, thats about 100 songs there from itunes!)most of the accsories are really uneeded and they're just 4 convinience especially the dock(although i find using the usb port to charge it and download songs extreamly simple and im that computer/electronics oriented)Itunes is really great.. i love it and i prefer it over napster(and yes, i've used both to buy,listen and download songs)the only disadvantage on the ipod as opposed to creative,dell or any other mp3 players, is that you can only use itunes and your own collections to put on your ipod.
    The ipod is really "cute" and i really like the click wheel, which is really cool. The setup and use of the ipod is very easy, within an hour of opening the package, i had already instaleld all of the software,registered,charged my ipod, download a ton of songs and was already listening to them with my friends. I spent a long time deciding which mp3 player to get, and i ended up with an apple ipod which i use all the tiem and absolutly adore it! Hope this review helped!

    3-0 out of 5 stars LAST AND LEAST....
    whatever, ihave been looking for an mp3 player all over the world! when i finally found i liked first of all because of its look, then because of storage and of course the MAC quality.
    i was thinking on a sandisk, but my mom suggested an ipod and shed pay the difference wich sound great to me, anyways, i bought it, and enjouyed for about a week, i love to excercise, i jog a lot, andpractice basketball and martial arts, so sometimes when i try to concentrate i just play my mp3 and forget about the world and the routines just comes out easily, anyways, im not a great music fan, my storage is about 150 songs, but is never useless to have extra storage, what so ever.......
    this thing is soooooo heavy!!!!!!! and soooo big!!! if i hold it on the clip, which holds from my pants as soon as i start to jog, the thing starts like comming out, or tears down my pants..!! if i hold it with the armclip, it is so heavy that i became scared of droppin it so i barely moved my arm.....anyways, the sound is goodbut not great so far the best for me on mp3's talking, storage enough, size terrible, handling terrible, and as for me excersising is very important thats why i rate it with three because it doesnt let you become healthy. now im thinking on buying a nike/phillips, or the sandisk and ill sell mine to mmy sister...whatevera good thing for sedentary kinda ppl....lol... ... Read more


    3. Apple 30 GB iPod Photo M9829LL/A

    our price: Too low to display
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    Asin: B0007KX4TC
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 16
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Now in Living Color
    Everything looks better in color. With iPod photo, everything sounds better, too. With the iPod Photo 30GB you can carry an entire library of musicup to 7,500 songs and full-color album cover artor as many as 12,500 photos in your pocket.

    Art on Display
    As part of your song purchases iTunes 4.7 also autosyncs the Album Art you’ve downloaded. It’s true. And when you’re listening to music, you can enjoy the Album Artin color, of courseon the Now Playing screen.

    Get Brownie Points for Sharing
    Use an optional AV cable to connect iPod photo to a supported projector or TV, then mesmerize friends and family with a breathtaking slideshow accompanied by the music you already have on your iPod photo.

    Sync, Look and Listen
    iTunes lets you import your images directly into iPod photo from a folder on the hard drive of your Mac or PC. If you’ve organized your photos using iPhoto on a Mac or either Adobe's Photoshop Album 2.0 or Photoshop Elements 3.0 on a PC, iTunes rewards your diligence by importing the albums you’ve created in iPhoto or collections created in Album or Elements.

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    Features

    • Compatible with Mac OS X v10.2.8 or v10.3.4 or later; or Windows 2000 with SP4 and XP with SP2; FireWire and USB 2.0 interface for fastest digital transfer available
    • Comes with earbud headphones, AC adapter, and USB 2.0 cable
    • 30 GB model holds up to 7,500 songs; supports AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF, Apple Lossless and WAV
    • Holds 25,000 photos and displays them on a 2-inch diagonal 65,536-color LCD screen with LED backlight
    • Up to 15 hours battery life when fully charged (which typically takes 5 hours); fast-charge in as little as 3 hours

    Reviews (27)

    5-0 out of 5 stars I'm glad I waited.
    I have wanted an iPod for a long time, and was planning on getting the 20gig B&W.Not that there's anything wrong withthe 20gig version, but for just a few dollars more, you can get the 30gig version.I have not put any pictures on the iPod, but its nice to know you have the capability of doing so.I apprecite the color screen, even if it is just for making the music slelection.The include iTunes software is pretty awesome.It took a little time to copy almost 300 CD's to my computer, but the iTunes interface between the computer and the iPod always updates the iPod with no hassles.I have used about 17gog, so, with the 30gig iPod, I will never have to worry about running out of space.The iPod is also very versatile.I hav an adaptor to play it through my boom box, and an adaptor to play it through my car's cassette player.It makes long drives very bearable.Finally, I like the way the iPod autmatically organizes all of your music, by artist, composer, genre, album, etc......The shuffle function, and the playlists are also great.This is one of my best purchases.

    5-0 out of 5 stars iPod Photo: near perfect
    I have used three different iPod models since they were released a few years ago. They keep improving with age and iPod Photo is almost flawless. What's great about this model:
    1. previously, I had problems with battery life dissipating after a month or so of use (and I use mine hard; it's on at least six hours a day), but that hasn't happened with this one. I find that I get right around 18--eighteen!--hours of battery life on a charge. However, if I go two or more days between use, the battery runs itself down to almost nothing;
    2. the vibrant colors are a wonderful change. Compared to the iPod Photo, the old black-and-white models look positively antiquated. The font on the Photo is updated as well;
    3. to my untuned ear, I cannot tell the difference between what I hear on my earbuds and the CD the music came from. Sound quality is, as always, excellent;
    4. the price drop. I paid $399 for my last 40g model and $349 for this 30g iPod Photo, a superior product; and
    5. picture quality on the iPod is quite (surprisingly) good. It's like carrying an entire photo album with me. I have over 2,200 songs and 1,300 photos stored on my machine and it's still more than half empty.

    What I'm not crazy about:
    1. I'm not sure how the album art is stored; namely, why some have it and others don't. Anything downloaded from iTunes will have it, and some stuff from my own music collection does, too, but I can't figure out a pattern and have been too lazy to research it. Less than half of my music has album art to display;
    2. I know that the "random" feature is the result of a complex algorithm and has, in fact, been proven to be truly random, but my iPod has a propensity for picking certain tracks while never playing others;
    3. to lower the price, Apple's skimped on the accessories that come included with the iPods. In this model, no dock or case as were provided as when I bought my 40g b-&-w model;
    4. the display on iPods scratch ridiculously easily. I recommend picking up an iSkin which is a colorful jacket that fits over the iPod and comes with a screen protector that works really well. Apple sells these for about $30 but they can be had on eBay for a third of the cost; and
    5. no way to delete songs directly from the iPod and no way to load photos onto the machine. Both of these things must be done from a computer.

    A quick word on Apple's customer service: if you register your iPod with them, you can request repairs or replacement parts for accessories at (usually) no charge within a year of purchase. So when your earbuds begin to fray (and they will), you can get a new pair simply for asking. I've done this four times with no problems, free of charge. They even ship new parts for free via FedEx. Whoa.

    I love my iPod Photo and am seldom without it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Beware ofiTunes - Poor Quality and locks you to Apple
    Previous reviews describes the HW. Not much to add here: Slick design, easy to understand, undersized screen for photo but the colors are nice.
    The problem with Apple is the iTunes SW. Unlike other MP3 software I have seen, this one works only with iPod which gives you two problems: You will be locked to iPod and it may not work.
    - If you have loaded 10.000 songs (no small task)onto iTunes and want to use it with another player then it's back to reloading. It will not work with other players. Also, Playlists are to be maintained multiple places etc.
    - iTunes has sigificant quality problems so your perfectly working computer may not work with it. Go to http://discussions.info.apple.com and check it out - and note how many problems are unsolved so folks are sitting there unable to load, burn and play and the proprietary nature of iTunes means that there are no alternatives. Customer support is at best random
    I got one iPod. My last.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A great and spiffy gizmo!!
    Although I'm a PC geek, I have secretly lusted after an iPod for years, since they first came out! A: I had a PC and B: I considered it to be too expensive, then they came out w/ PC models and this weekend, I got a good price and bought it. Cool, fun! Sleek, stylish and cool. Great interface and design. I don't like the earbud thingees... alreay, inside of 24hours lost one of the pads and they are a bit uncomfortable -- am going to look for aftermarket ones. Also, bought a case and dock (both very needed and SHOULD be included with)

    Already had iTunes on the comp. Have had some trouble moving my wife's purchased music, but I'm sure it will be something dumb I missed. It's a pretty good program and I like it's interface.

    As for whole iPod experience, I am quite happy w/ it!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars (Quite) A Few Quibbles
    Well, let me start by saying that this is a very good product. But it is FAR from perfect. I have many complaints, often quite petty (after all, this is my first iPod), but for the $300 or so price tag I expect CLOSE to perfect...

    Quibbles:
    1. You can't load pictures directly from the camera/memory card onto the iPod. Or, rather, you can't view photos loaded directly. In order to view photos, they must be moved to your computer and loaded through the iPhoto software. This is a MAJOR dissapointment for anyone travelling with their iPod and camera.

    2. The (necessary) iTunes software is not compatible with Windows 98 or ME. Devastating to those of us with older computers full of MP3s.

    3. The iTunes software is constantly redirecting me to their store. Very obnoxious.

    4. I firmly believe that any product that costs me around a week's salary should come with all the necessary accessories. Noticably absent: a carrying case (if you dont want it severely scratched), flash card reader, fire wire, decent headphones, etc. etc. All told, be ready to sink another hundred (or three...) on "fun add-ons".

    5. Could they not add some better games?? My cell phone has way better games than this. My TI-83 calculator (yeah, I was a bit of a nerd in high school) had better games than this. What a waste of a color screen...

    Complaints aside, the iPod still rocks. The sound quality and design are unsurpassed; the software and database style song sorting are strong - there are clear reasons why the iPod is becoming a cultural icon of the digital age. But, given the price and potential for improvement, I wish I'd waited for a better version.
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    4. Magellan RoadMate 700 Vehicle GPS with Windshield Mount
    list price: $1,499.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000DJEK7
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Magellan
    Sales Rank: 532
    Average Customer Review: 3.85 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    This powerhouse GPS unit just keeps gaining in popularity. Recently bestowed the honor of being named one of "Oprah's Favorite Things for Holiday 2004" it's just getting better and better every year. With the previous version of the RoadMate 700 lacking in included accessories this years RoadMate 700 hits a home run as Magellan has wisely included in the package a windshield suction cup mount, a 12V DC vehicle power adapter, 110V AC power supply, USB data cable, universal cradle and of course a user's manual.

    The Magellan RoadMate 700 offers a powerful dash-mounted navigation tool with turn-by-turn voice prompts, making it easy to get to new and unfamiliar locales anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (For a fee it can be loaded European maps using the Magallen web site and the included USB connection cable). It also features a bright color TFT LCD screen (2.25 by 3 inches), touchscreen input, WAAS reception (for 3-meter accuracy), and multiple ways to select your route and then view it on screen.

    True View 3D navigation shows you the actual road layout.

    The RoadMate 700 is one of the few GPS devices that's ready to go as soon as it's unpacked. Its whoppingly huge 20 GB internal hard drive comes preloaded with detailed road maps for all of the U.S. and the southern (most populated) section of Canada, so you won't have to fiddle with selecting map regions from a CD-ROM and having to transfer the data from a PC. If you keep your addresses on a PDA with IrDA capabilities then you'll enjoy the RoadMate's ability to upload the addresses wirelessly and point you right to your destination. In fact each of the 3 profiles that the unit keeps track of is allotted space for 100 addresses, making a total of 300 addresses available. Of course the most important address, home, can always be accessed with just a few clicks and from any menu and the RoadMate 700 will guide you back with ease.

    You can also choose a map view, or the maneuver list.
    If you are planning on using the RoadMate 700 with an older car--make sure it has a cigarette lighter power adapter, or leave enough time to charge it up in your hotel room or office with the supplied AC power cord. This also means that you won't be able to use the RoadMate 700 as a handheld device outside of your car. As for mounting, the included suction cup windshield mounting hardware is quite easy to use and allows you to mount the unit on any glass surface in your car. The RoadMate unit easily clips into the provided windshield bracket and can be tilted and turned with it's adjustable arm so you can see it easily and safely while you navigate.
    Quickly locate points of interest and amenities along your route.
    One of the benefits of the windshield mount is that because it's a suction cup mount you can move it in seconds from car to car with no problems at all. This newer suction cup based windshield mount is an improvement over the older three pronged mount that used to come with the RoadMate units. The older three-pronged mount was inserted into one of the middle air conditioning vents on your dash; the prongs are bendable to help you get the most secure fit, but never gave as secure of a fit as the windshield mount does.

    But the RoadMate 700 shines as a virtual co-pilot. During our tests, it consistently acquired a satellite lock quickly (within a minute) and displayed our current position. From there, we searched through the vast library of POIs (points of interest) to find our destination (Seattle's baseball stadium). The RoadMate 700 has four different modes of getting you to your destination--shortest route, shortest distance, least use of freeways, and most freeways. Selecting shortest route got us to this venue using very practical directions that weren't far off from what we normally would choose.

    If you're traveling to a destination that's not a widely known POI (such as a friend's home), no problem. You can enter the exact address into the RoadMate 700--using the touchscreen to tap letters and numbers into several search screens--to have it create a route. (You can also save 100 destinations in the address book.

    QuickSpell minimizes typing.
    The voice prompting was clear and audible (thanks to the two built-in speakers), and we were given ample warnings for upcoming turns. One of the RoadMate's nicest features is the Repeat button (which is smallish, but the only button found on the top of the device). If you miss a turn instruction, press it to repeat the previous voice prompt. Of the three view modes, True View was our favorite--it displays a 3D street-level view that helped us orient ourselves to our surroundings.

    Overall, we were quite thrilled with the RoadMate 700's features: the color screen was bright and readable even in direct sunlight and the voice prompts were clear and not distracting to our driving. Best of all, the UI (user interface) screens are easy to navigate and--thanks to its large hard drive and map database--it's ready to go as soon as you open the box. While the price is not for the faint of heart, it will be a very valuable tool for many drivers (from business folk to parents) who need to get to unfamiliar locations quickly and smoothly. -- Agen G.N. Schmitz

    What's in the Box:
    RoadMate GPS, a windshield suction cup mount, a 12V DC vehicle power adapter, 110V AC power supply, USB data cable, universal cradle and a user's manual ... Read more

    Features

    • Turn-by-turn guidance with voice prompting
    • Comprehensive mapping of U.S. and Canada on integrated 20 GB hard drive
    • Exceptional GPS accuracy and reliability
    • Advanced points of interest database. Easy to use touch-screen interface
    • Comes with sunction cup windshield mount DC vehicle power adapter, AC power supply, and data cable

    Reviews (47)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Magellan Roadmate 700
    Eversince I used the Hertz "Never lost" navigation system in a rental car, I have been wanting to own one but at that time it wasn't available in the market . I remember, with a GPS, how easy it was for me to reach my destinations in Houston metropolitan area. An area I had never been to before. First I thought to use HP Jornada 720 for navigation but lack of compatibility was the issue. Also I didn't want too many wires around the dashboard in my car.So I dropped the idea of using a handheld pc as a gps. I started doing some research and found out that there are two GPS (Garmin Streetpilot 2610 and Magellan Roadmate 700) that dont need an installation, rather could be used with cigarette lighter. Both are portable and could be moved from one vehicle to the other. I liked the idea but could not decide which one suits my needs better. Luckily we are living in an age of information, so I was able to read a lot about these items on the internet. Garmin being couple of hundred dollars cheaper and also BestBuy had one on the display where I could actually see, touch and feel it. Unfortunately, Roadmate was not on the display like BestBuy had Garmin. Anyhow I read several reviews and could make a comparison. I am sharing my views here so that reader could get some feedback. Magellan Roadmate 700 is WAAS enabled while Garmin SP2610 is not. WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) is more accurate to locate your position. Magellan RoadMate 700 has built in 10 GB hard drive . Maps of both USA and Canada are already loaded on the unit so you dont have to load them or worry about buying expensive flash cards. Roadmate 700 has little larger screen than the Garmin and that makes a difference and resolution is also good. Roadmate 700 is easier to operate than Garmin sp 2610.Voice prompts on Roadmate are very clear and pleasant. Roadmate 700 also shows a 3D heavy arrow before the turn which is good. These are the positives in the favor of Roadmate. Lets talk about some negatives. Roadmate does not have a good mounting design. Car vents are used to mount your unit. What if you have heat on . I think that wouldn't be good idea for your unit . It may also come apart and fall on the floor. Another negative about RoadMate 700 is that it does not come with AC adapter or USB cable. Also the price is higher than Garmin SP2610. Taking into consideration the pros and cons I picked the Magellan Roadmate 700. Yesterday I picked a unit at BestBuy with a 4 year warranty (US$39.99). It took me few minutes to set it up and turn it on. I was in Manhattan NYC. I drove back to New Jersey and it performed very well. I made a wrong turn and RM700 recalculated the route right away and put me back on the track. What a relief. Let me mention here about Roadmate 500 that does not come with a built in Hard drive. With RM 500, you have to buy additional memory cards. You will be required to get it activated from the company for additional cost. You will have to download the maps of distant areas you plan to drive to.That is the reason I did not buy RM 500. I am pleased to have Magellan Roadmate 700. I will keep you posted with additional findings in future. Drive safely. Peace and Love.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Never lost again
    I've only been using my RoadMate 700 for a short time and my experiences echo most of the other reviews here.

    Update January 22, 2004: It's been almost a full month with the Roadmate 700. My thoughts now? How did I ever live without this? I've used this extensively to travel all through CT and into NH and MA. I love that I can be in a completely remote location and this device gets me home. Ever single time. I also have searched several times for things like gas stations and restaurants - and it is simply amazing. I like this better today than I did when I bought it. And I'm someone who gets tired of their electronic gadgets quickly.

    I found it to be very easy to operate. You truly can take it out of the box, plug it in, and within a couple of minutes be navigating to any address using the maps that are all stored within the 10 GB hard drive.

    When starting up I find that it has a lag of 3 to 5 minutes where it has to acquire the satellite signal. This may account for some of the reports online of units being broken or not navigating properly. Once the signal has been acquired I had no difficulty with it knowing where I was. (Update 12/24/03: My unit developed a startup/fix time of around 15 minutes so I replaced it with a new unit that did not exhibit this problem. Normal startup/fix time appears to be a couple minutes unless you've moved significantly from where you shut down the device).

    The 3-D navigation is nice -- though not all that I had hoped. When travelling 3D pops up a handly graphical overview of where you need to turn next. I think it is displayed a bit early though. I was navigating today and it showed me the turn in 3D about 5 streets ahead of where I needed to be turning. I'll have to see if it is my user error somehow but it seems it would be much more useful if the 3D popped up while you were in the turn rather than several streets back.

    I looked at the Garmin 2610 in comparison to this unit. I also considered the RoadMate 500. The Garmin screen seemed smaller and a little harder to operate. The RoadMate 500 is the same unit at this -- without the internal 10 GB hard disk that stores all the maps.

    Unfortunately the 700 doesn't ship with an AC power adapter or USB connector (which the 500 does).

    The mount that comes with the RoadMate is a plastic coated metal piece that you are supposed to use to attach the heavy unit to your vents. I lucked out and was able to stick it into my dash molding on my 2002 Ford Explorer and it fits tight and is in a good position (use a flat edge screwdriver to slightly and gently pry the molding above the radio out a little and slide the bracket in there). If you call tech support they'll send a free windshield mount to replace the vent mount.

    Overall I'm happy with the accuracy and especially the ease of use of this unit. It seems that Magellan has bent over backwards to make this an uncomplicated unit for people who want to plug in and navigate without worrying about loading maps or other technical details.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Magellan Roadmate 700 VS. Garmin StreetPilot III
    My wife purchased the Magellan Roadmate 700. I have the Garmin Streetpilot III in my car. I was very angry with her for purchasing another GPS since we already owned one. She said it was easier to use than my Garmin. I took her Magellan GPS for a day to prove her wrong and had to eat crow. I really tried to make it worse, but it was just so accurate and simple to use. The Magellan Roadmate 700 came preloaded with the entire U.S. map. I had to purchase maps to download into my Garmin. Every time I go out of state I have to download the new area into my Garmin. The Magellan already has it loaded. The Magellan was very user friendly. The touch screen was a breeze to navigate with. It was just simple. Plug it in and go. Needless to say she wants her Magellan back. This is a great product. I had heard it advertised on the Glenn Beck radio show and it is everything they said and more. I highly recommend this GPS product.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Multiple problems, not worth the money...
    I decided to go with the Roadmap 700 at the end of April, and I have had nothing but problems with it and the manufacter. It takes at least 30 minutes to get a lock on a position. I live 30 miles north of Boston in a major metro area!! The screen will lock up at times and not move for 20-30 minutes. The touch screen has a mind of its own and the manual controls are sticking and not responsive...

    I did some checking around and found out that Thales is having serious product control problems with this unit. Either you get a perfect one out of the box, or a bad one. If you get a bad one, it is real bad. I can no longer return it to the store I bought it and 2 phone calls and 2 emails to the Thales have gone un-returned. I fear the worst, and went out today and bought the Garmin 2620.

    Stay away until they fix their quality control, or become more responsive to these problems. If you do buy it, get the extended warrenty from the store so you can bring it back in case you get a "bad" one...

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Unit, a few quirks I can live with!
    Purchased the unit and have used extensively across the country.

    THE GOOD:
    - ease of use, no manual required (really), truly plug-n-play
    - GREAT unit for frequent travelers and car renters
    - it works, directs me well with ample and clear notice even in difficult cities with many turns (e.g. NYC, Wash DC, SF)
    - its size and windshield mounting bracket work well in most cars, vans, SUV's
    - nice clear voice prompts, lots of nice customization options

    THE BAD:
    - when moving from one location to another - like getting off plane in new place - its seems to take awhile to 'wake up' (up to 15 minutes so far). Website says 5-10 minutes, so I guess I should relax. I recommend getting maps from car rental places so you don't have to wait too long to begin traveling unfamiliar routes.

    - having to pay $20 for USB connection, $20 for AC adapter. When paying over $1,000 for this thing, you'd think they'd include it especially considering they are used primarily to fix their shortcomings (e.g. download upgrades, patches, etc.)

    - all kinds of CompactFlash compatibility issues (e.g. Lexar may not work?). Before buying a card, check Magellan website or pay arm & leg for their own formatted cards.

    - as best I can tell it does not have a nice feature of Hertz NeverLost - which are the icons of many points of interest at each step of your trip (like gas stations, restaurants, etc.). You CAN get these, but need to cancel your current destination, select POI, and then 'Nearest' (and then re-enter destination).

    - voice prompts aren't as loud as I like even with volume all the way up, and I get occasional speaker noise/hissing

    - Careful in NYC. Pay attention to boroughs when typing New York, NY as your city -- there may be many '4th Ave' addresses across the NYC boroughs and it may not pick correctly (recommend using points-of-interest if a hotel) ... Read more


    5. Apple 4 GB iPod Mini Blue M9802LL/A
    list price: $199.99
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    Asin: B0006HTZ6W
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 21
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The second generation iPod mini holds up to 1000 of your favorite songs in a compact, colorful package that goes with you everywhere. Its durable anodized aluminum shell comes in a choice of four bright colors, including blue, so you can make a bold fashion statement. Its long battery life lets you enjoy your music for up to 18 hours on a single charge. One-year limited warranty. ... Read more

    Features

    • Up to 18 hours of battery life
    • Comes with earbud headphones, belt clip, and USB 2.0 cable
    • 4 GB model holds up to 1,000 songs; supports MP3, AAC, WAV, MP3 VBR, Audible (6), and AIFF formats
    • Mac and Windows compatible; FireWire and USB 2.0 interface for fastest digital transfer available
    • 1.67 inch (diagonal) backlit screen displays full song names and more

    Reviews (57)

    5-0 out of 5 stars love it
    I always thought these things were a waste of money.Why spend 200 bucks on an MP3 player when there are others out there way cheaper?My brother got this for his birthday and thats when I found out why these are more money.They Hold about a million times more music than my old cheapie MP3 player did.The song quality is amazing.The iTunes software is one of the best players that I have had in a long time.I'd write more but everyone else has done so a million times over so why re-invent the wheel.:)enjoy!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Less for More
    Just when you think it doesn't get any better, it doesn't!The new 2nd generation Apple 4 GB iPod Mini Silver M9800LL/A is the new benchmark in over-priced electronics that provide music you already own, in a duplicative, unstable, portable format.

    Apple spared every expense delivering the new sleek design of the Mini Silver.Sure to make you the envy of every kid on the block.And the good news doesn't stop there.Or does it?

    5-0 out of 5 stars I love my mini!
    So.... I bought a 4gb mini about a week ago and I'm loving it. I did quite a bit of research about it before I bought it just to make sure I was making a good investment. Best $200 I've ever spent.
    It holds a lot of music!
    Although I wish it could be worn around my neck like a shuffle... I think the Apple iPod mini Lanyard can solve that problem though.
    Ummm... I love it. It works great with my PC. (I'm not a mac lover)

    I <3 it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mini Ipod 2nd generation
    I own a pink mini ipod 2nd generation and i love it! i got it in the begining of may, so its almost a month and have never had problems (except once it froze when i was at school but i connected it to my usb port and then it was fine)The little thing takes on a ton of abuse(i drop it ALL the time) but it never skips and it doesn't even have 1 scratch yet! I was debating between the mini and the 20 gb but i decided to get this one b/c i didn't need 5000 songs worth of space and it was too heavy. If you're worried that you wont have enough space on the mini...it probably wont be a problem unless you are a super heavy user(even in that case you can stillswitch off the songs)and the mini is MUCH smaller and lighter(my best friend has a 4o gb and its WAY bigger than my little compact 4 gb one)also the 4 gb is about 100 dollars cheaper than 20 gb (well, thats about 100 songs there from itunes!)most of the accsories are really uneeded and they're just 4 convinience especially the dock(although i find using the usb port to charge it and download songs extreamly simple and im that computer/electronics oriented)Itunes is really great.. i love it and i prefer it over napster(and yes, i've used both to buy,listen and download songs)the only disadvantage on the ipod as opposed to creative,dell or any other mp3 players, is that you can only use itunes and your own collections to put on your ipod.
    The ipod is really "cute" and i really like the click wheel, which is really cool. The setup and use of the ipod is very easy, within an hour of opening the package, i had already instaleld all of the software,registered,charged my ipod, download a ton of songs and was already listening to them with my friends. I spent a long time deciding which mp3 player to get, and i ended up with an apple ipod which i use all the tiem and absolutly adore it! Hope this review helped!

    3-0 out of 5 stars LAST AND LEAST....
    whatever, ihave been looking for an mp3 player all over the world! when i finally found i liked first of all because of its look, then because of storage and of course the MAC quality.
    i was thinking on a sandisk, but my mom suggested an ipod and shed pay the difference wich sound great to me, anyways, i bought it, and enjouyed for about a week, i love to excercise, i jog a lot, andpractice basketball and martial arts, so sometimes when i try to concentrate i just play my mp3 and forget about the world and the routines just comes out easily, anyways, im not a great music fan, my storage is about 150 songs, but is never useless to have extra storage, what so ever.......
    this thing is soooooo heavy!!!!!!! and soooo big!!! if i hold it on the clip, which holds from my pants as soon as i start to jog, the thing starts like comming out, or tears down my pants..!! if i hold it with the armclip, it is so heavy that i became scared of droppin it so i barely moved my arm.....anyways, the sound is goodbut not great so far the best for me on mp3's talking, storage enough, size terrible, handling terrible, and as for me excersising is very important thats why i rate it with three because it doesnt let you become healthy. now im thinking on buying a nike/phillips, or the sandisk and ill sell mine to mmy sister...whatevera good thing for sedentary kinda ppl....lol... ... Read more


    6. Apple 4 GB iPod Mini Pink M9804LL/A
    list price: $199.99
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    Asin: B0006HTZ76
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 17
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    Product Description

    The second generation iPod mini holds up to 1000 of your favorite songs in a compact, colorful package that goes with you everywhere. Its durable anodized aluminum shell comes in a choice of four bright colors, including pink, so you can make a bold fashion statement. Its long battery life lets you enjoy your music for up to 18 hours on a single charge. One-year limited warranty. ... Read more

    Features

    • Comes with earbud headphones, belt clip, and USB 2.0 cable
    • 4 GB model holds up to 1,000 songs; supports MP3, AAC, WAV, MP3 VBR, Audible (6), and AIFF formats
    • Mac and Windows compatible; FireWire and USB 2.0 interface for fastest digital transfer available
    • 1.67 inch (diagonal) backlit screen displays full song names and more
    • Up to 18 hours of battery life

    7. Apple 60 GB iPod photo
    list price: $599.00
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    Asin: B0002ZAEY0
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 202
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    Features

    • 60 GB model holds up to 15,000 songs; supports AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF, Apple Lossless and WAV
    • Holds approximately 25,000 photos and displays them on a 2-inch diagonal 65,536-color LCD screen with LED backlight
    • Up to 15 hours battery life when fully charged (which typically takes 5 hours); fast-charge in as little as 3 hours
    • Compatible with Mac OS X or Windows 2000 with SP4 and XP; FireWire and USB 2.0 interface for fastest digital transfer available
    • Comes with iPod photo dock, earbud headphones, a carrying case, an AC adapter, a FireWire cable, a USB 2.0 cable, and an AV cable

    8. Apple 6 GB iPod Mini Silver M9801LL/A
    list price: $249.99
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    Asin: B0002ZAEZE
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 45
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    Product Description

    The second generation iPod mini holds up to 1500 of your favorite songs in a compact, colorful package that goes with you everywhere. Its durable anodized aluminum shell comes in a choice of four bright colors, including silver, so you can make a bold fashion statement. Its long battery life lets you enjoy your music for up to 18 hours on a single charge. One-year limited warranty. ... Read more

    Features

    • Up to 18 hours of battery life
    • Comes with earbud headphones, belt clip, and USB 2.0 cable
    • 6 GB model holds up to 1,500 songs; supports MP3, AAC, WAV, MP3 VBR, Audible (6), and AIFF formats
    • Mac and Windows compatible; FireWire and USB 2.0 interface for fastest digital transfer available
    • 1.67 inch (diagonal) backlit screen displays full song names and more

    9. Apple 4 GB iPod Mini Green M9806LL/A
    list price: $199.99
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    Asin: B0006HTZ7Q
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 31
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    Product Description

    Fashionably Compact
    Weighing in at just 3.6 ounces and smaller than many cell phones, iPod mini fits your lifestyle and your bag, whether it be cocktail purse or messenger duffle. The chic, matte anodized aluminum case resists stains and scratches, all the while protecting your iPod mini. Recessed in the case to keep its surface pristine, the 1.67-inch (diagonal) backlit screen displays full song and album titles, artists’ names and more.

    Under Your Thumb
    The iPod mini Click Wheelfeaturing color-coordinated iconsgives you the enhanced durability and sensitivity of the iPod Touch Wheel, with buttons underneath. The Click Wheel takes best advantage of miniscule space and lets you scroll single-handedly through up to 1,000 songs from your iTunes music collection.

    Clip and save
    Your iPod mini includes a convenient belt clip so you can attach it to your belt, purse or backpack. You can even clip your iPod mini to a lanyard around your neck for the ultimate fashion statement.

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    Features

    • Comes with earbud headphones, belt clip, and USB 2.0 cable
    • 4 GB model holds up to 1,000 songs; supports MP3, AAC, WAV, MP3 VBR, Audible (6), and AIFF formats
    • Mac and Windows compatible; FireWire and USB 2.0 interface for fastest digital transfer available
    • 1.67 inch (diagonal) backlit screen displays full song names and more
    • Up to 18 hours of battery life

    10. Apple 512 MB iPod Shuffle M9724LL/A
    list price: $99.99
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    Asin: B0002ZAILY
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 13
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    Product Description

    512MB embedded flash memory holds approximately 16 hours of music at 64 Kbps (or 8 hours at 128 Kbps) * plays MP3, WAV, AAC, and Audible (2, 3, and 4) formats * Shuffle and Order modes * USB 2.0 interface (USB cap included) * earbud headphones * warranty: 1 year * ... Read more

    Features

    • Compatible with Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later (Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later recommended for use with low-power USB ports) and Windows 2000 with SP 4 or Windows XP Home or Professional with SP 2
    • Earbud headphones, lanyard, and USB cap included
    • 512 MB model holds up to 120 songs; supports MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store, M4A, M4B, M4P), and WAV
    • Up to 12 hours of battery life, with approximately 4 hour charge time
    • USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatibility through integrated USB connector

    11. Garmin StreetPilot 2620 In-Car GPS Navigator with Color Touchscreen
    list price: $1,516.99
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    Asin: B0001MHL0Y
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 281
    Average Customer Review: 4.14 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Featuring pre-loaded, detailed maps of North America, this plug-and-play portable automotive GPS navigator lets you get started as soon as you take it out of the box, without having to deal with unlocking or uploading of data that the Garmin 2610 requires. The Streetpilot 2620's hard drive contains detailed maps of the entire United States plus some metropolitan areas of Canada, and features over five million points of interest, including lodging, restaurants, gas stations, and local attractions. You can also navigate to a specific address.

    Its intuitive, color, menu-based touch screen features voice prompted turn-by-turn navigation and a powerful microprocessor for fast route calculation and map redraw. There's even a unique wireless infrared remote control, which allows easy operation of the unit from a distance.

    Garmin makes accessories to help you integrate your GPS with your life and your priorities. Keep your GPS at the ready while protecting it from knocks and bumps is with a carrying case, that has space for your hookup cable and remote control. In the car, you'll appreciate the mounting options and clear reception afforded by theGarmin Magnetic or Suction Mount Antenna that will give you better satellite reception than if you only place your GPS on the dashboard. Using your GPS in more than one vehicle? The Garmin Dashmount is just the ticket, providing one temporary and one permanent adhesive mounting disc so you can move the unit back and forth between your cars.

    The 2620's WAAS-enabled support provides the highest degree of GPS accuracy and it comes with a host of cool new features, including: Multiple Destinations, in which the 2620 can automatically sort out a selection of destinations and then determine the most efficient route. Road Segment and Area Avoidance, which lets you avoid bad traffic and road construction by letting you determine areas to avoid when calculating routes. Find Nearest on Route lets you limit searches for waypoints like gas stations and restaurants to upcoming points on your. And finally, the Adjustable Road Class Preference feature lets you adjust your preferences for major, medium, and minor road categories.

    The StreetPilot 2620 sports a built-in patch antenna and MCX-type connector for optional external GPS antenna connection, a 305 x 160-pixel display with bright, automotive-grade 8-bit 256-color LCD touch screen, an alphanumeric remote control, a built-in photo sensor that adjusts the display for light conditions, plus data storage without any memory battery needed and a snappy integrated dash mounting system.

    The WAAS difference
    • 100 meters: Accuracy of the original GPS system, which was subject to accuracy degradation under the government-imposed Selective Availability (SA) program.
    • 15 meters: Typical GPS position accuracy without SA.
    • 3-5 meters: Typical differential GPS (DGPS) position accuracy.
    • Less than 3 meters: Typical WAAS position accuracy.
    WAAS is a system of satellites and ground stations that provide GPS signal corrections, giving you even better position accuracy. How much better? Try an average of up to five times better. A WAAS-capable receiver can give you a position accuracy of better than three meters 95 percent of the time. And you don't have to purchase additional receiving equipment or pay service fees to utilize WAAS.

    How it Works
    WAAS consists of approximately 25 ground reference stations positioned across the United States that monitor GPS satellite data. Two master stations, located on either coast, collect data from the reference stations and create a GPS correction message. This correction accounts for GPS satellite orbit and clock drift plus signal delays caused by the atmosphere and ionosphere. The corrected differential message is then broadcast through one of two geostationary satellites, or satellites with a fixed position over the equator. The information is compatible with the basic GPS signal structure, which means any WAAS-enabled GPS receiver can read the signal.

    Who benefits from WAAS?
    Currently, WAAS satellite coverage is only available in North America. There are no ground reference stations in South America, so even though GPS users there can receive WAAS, the signal has not been corrected and thus would not improve the accuracy of their unit. For some users in the U.S., the position of the satellites over the equator makes it difficult to receive the signals when trees or mountains obstruct the view of the horizon. WAAS signal reception is ideal for open land and marine applications. WAAS provides extended coverage both inland and offshore compared to the land-based DGPS (differential GPS) system. Another benefit of WAAS is that it does not require additional receiving equipment, while DGPS does.

    What's in the box
    The package comes with the StreetPilot, remote control, an external speaker with 12/24-volt adapter cable, PC/USB interface cable, A/C power adapter, integrated dash mount, and a portable "bean-bag" (friction) mount.

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    Features

    • Indefinite Data Storage
    • Trip Computer
    • Operates on 12 V Adapter Cable
    • 2000 Point Track Log
    • 500 Waypoints; includes USB interface with cable

    Reviews (14)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beat smy Navtech in car system...
    I have a 3 year old Navtech based CD GPS system in my Volvo and purchased this device to use in my older SUV that has no GPS system installed. I first tried using the new Streetpilot on a recent trip to Dubuque Iowa from Chicago; using it and the in car systems simultaneously to compare them. The Garmin SP 2620 outperfomed the Navtech installed system hands down. Although the in car system found satellites instantly the Garmin only took about 10 seconds to find them on start up. And it is MUCH faster on route calculations and more importatnly recalculations, about 3x faster. The in car sytem could not locate the exact street address in Dubuque even though I had the Iowa CD disk installed. The Garmin unit did. The details on local businesses was MUCH better with the Garmin. The map was clearer and was better illuminated. Only things I'd like to have in the Garmin would be a two map display option (for differing zooms of the the same route at the same time) and a display of the remianing miles on the main route display, you can get it but it's on another routing description page. The Garmin does display more immediately useful info such as time and distance to next turn so this is a very minor quibble. It is solid, extremely well built unit and mounts very nicely. It tilts and twists to optimize viewing. The "beanbag" friction mount works very well. The nice thing about the portable system is it's portabilty to other cars and rentals, for instance you can loan it to friends and family if you wish! Furthermore, upgrading is very easy via the Garmin web site whereas updates for my Volvo Navtech in car system have been rare and expensive. The hard drive in the Garmin is a memory card which I can see being enlarged if necessary but the current 512mb card has plenty of map details on it. A new CD disk set for my in car system costs over $200, the Garmin updates so far are free. Overall a stellar value and a device that exceeded my expectations in every way. If you travel by car (and who really likes flyng anyway?)in the US and/or Canada, get one, you'll love it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!!!!
    Love this thing!!!!! We took a road trip from Illinois to Tennessee, then on to Florida and back without ever having to look at a map. It led us everywhere we wanted to go flawlessly.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Had it for a month now!
    I got this as a birthday present from my beau in May and during that time, I was moving to be with him from Houston to The Bay Area, California. We drove for 3 days with the Streetpilot from state-to-state... we had no problems with it. It was helpful as it found our hotel/motel rooms, places to eat 50 miles away, rest areas and more!

    It's very very easy to use and with it being a touch screen, it's a no-brainer...

    However.. the reason I gave it 4 stars out of 5 is because now since I live in The Bay Area and want to explore new restaurants (instead of frequenting at the same ones), the GPS had given me 3-4 restaurants that are no longer there. It gets frustrating when you see a busted building... TWICE when HUNGRY. We settled for Red Lobster (the joy.). Since learning this, I now have a tendency to call them from my cell phone (the GPS will give you street address and phone number).

    ALSO, as I took my family to San Francisco, the GPS lost it's satellite quite a few times. I think it was because of the tall buildings.

    Also, when we tried to go to Golden Gate Park from Sausalito, the GPS kept telling me to "go OFF ROAD". I wasn't too sure if she was right, but I kept driving and found the exit a mile later.

    The good outweighs the few bad -- plus it's a WHOLE lot better than using printed out mapquest directions.

    Since the beau and I relied so much on Hertz Neverlost (compact cars start off @ $39.99/day for A COMPACT plus $7.99/day for the Neverlost), we could go with a cheaper rental car company and bring our own GPS. Plus, we plan on taking more in-state trips with this baby.

    Anyway, if this is worth anything, my sister was so impressed with my birthday toy that she bought one too because she vacations alot to different cities.

    This is worth the money if you:
    1) Love traveling
    2) Travel Frequently
    3) Moved to a new city
    4) Plan to do more short local weekend vacations
    5) Are a road tripper!

    I see this 2620 lasting many many years...

    3-0 out of 5 stars Heat stroke ?
    I'm quite happy with the unit, but after using it for less than a month I got Map read errors and then it would simply no longer boot up. I'm suspecting a failure of the micro drive (got noisy during attempts to boot up). Maybe the heat from being on the dashboard in the sun ? But it should be designed to handle this. I'm getting a free replacement from Amazon. I hope this was an isolated case and the next one will not have this problem. Now that I got use to this unit and want to always have one.

    3-0 out of 5 stars take a hardcopy map too!
    Since writing an earlier review of this unit I had to drive up to Naples, Maine. This town is on the AAA map. This town is known to Microsoft Streets and Trips. This town is not in the Garmin's database. Just up the lake is Harrison, Maine. Again, it is known to AAA and Microsoft but unknown to Garmin. Just west of Naples is a larger town called Bridgton. This is in the Garmin database but at the wrong location. The 2620 tries to navigate you to some guy's private house about 2 miles around a lake from the actual town.

    I spent a fair amount of time with the Magellan hard-drive GPS units and never noticed these kinds of holes and errors in the database. ... Read more


    12. Apple 60 GB iPod Photo M9830LL/A
    list price: $449.99
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    Asin: B0007KX4TM
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 270
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    iPod photo lets you carry all of your music and digital photos wherever you goup to 15,000 songs, 25,000 photos or any combination in between. The vivid color screen displays crisp, clear images both indoors and outdoors. Enjoy up to 15 hours of battery life for music and up to 5 hours for slideshows. View album art, rock out to your favorite songs and share slideshows anywhere with friends and family. Available in a 60GB capacity, the ultimate digital music player brings all your music and photos into focus. One-year limited warranty. ... Read more

    Features

    • Compatible with Mac OS X v10.2.8 or v10.3.4 or later; or Windows 2000 with SP4 and XP with SP2; FireWire and USB 2.0 interface for fastest digital transfer available
    • Comes with earbud headphones, AC adapter, and USB 2.0 cable
    • 60 GB model holds up to 15,000 songs; supports AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF, Apple Lossless and WAV
    • Holds 25,000 photos and displays them on a 2-inch diagonal 65,536-color LCD screen with LED backlight
    • Up to 15 hours battery life when fully charged (which typically takes 5 hours); fast-charge in as little as 3 hours

    Reviews (8)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Great iPod .....but
    I bought my iPod Photo 60GB last week and it gave me a lot of problems from the start. I charged the battery for over 5 hrs until fully charged and 5 mins later the ipod was telling me to charge again saying the battery was empty.I got a new replacement within 3 days and charge the battery to full.The next day I was listening to my ipod for almost 2hrs & 15 mins and the battery icon was down to red meaning the battery was almost empty.This didn't make me happy at all when the ipod was suppose to last anywhere from 12-15 hrs.I will return the 2nd ipod I got from Amazon.Too bad....I really wanted to keep it, but with the battery trouble....I'm returning it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars the scoop on the good, the bad, and the ugly
    Apple Computer's iPod Photo: GOOD.

    Getting sucked into an unscrupulous marketing ploy: BAD.

    The flood of unwanted email, telemarketing calls, and faxes you'll receive after signing up for an "offer": UGLY!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars sign up if you want junk mail "to the next level"
    Don't make the same mistake I did! I signed up for one of those get-iPod-free "offers" that are continually being posted here.

    Within one day, I received over 200 spam emails and 15 telemarketing calls. What a pain. I guess there really is something to the saying "you can't get something for nothing".

    I hope everybody here will learn from my extremely bad experience and avoid these ridiculous pyramid schemes.

    The 60Gb iPod Photo is a great gadget. It's too bad they're being used as bait by unethical people.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The truth for prospective buyers
    My wife bought me this for my birthday.I noticed that some of my cds were deteriorating, and wanted to digitize my library.My friends raved about this gizmo so she obliged me.Here is the whole story.

    This is a marvelous invention, one actually fortunate consequence of our technology mania outside of the medical field.That being said, it has flaws.To use Apples Lossless Encoder which recreates cd quality sound, you will not get anywhere near 15,000 songs, more like 4-6000 max.Next, ITunes sucks.Pardon my crassness, but you need to have a mirror version of what is on your IPod on your pc for maximum enjoyment, ease of organization, auto-synch, or other benefits extolled by Apple.In short, if you have a huge library and would like to digitize and preserve the master copies in storage, take this into account.Itunes must be a revelation if you have a mini or a shuffle, but if you are condidering an IPod this large, it gets unwieldy.I had to buy a 100 gig external hardrive to send the music too (since I will probably get a new pc soon and don't feel like transferring the songs).

    I am sure that any 5 year old or high school student can provide a go around or a better way to use technology, but if you are an audio-nut but not a computer-nut, this gadget is as close to perfect as it gets.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great, not Perfect
    "Yeah, its an iPod." Then you get to boast about the 60 GB and that wears thin pretty fast. But you have to admit its a damn good looking player. You've read the millions of reviews so I'll only bore you with my thoughts:

    $450 and no case? The dock may have been low on the list of usefulness, but come on Apple... this thing scratches if you look at it hard. So the REAL price of this player is more like $490 after you get the required case.

    It takes a day to get used to the controls. My wife was so frustrated she tossed it aside and never looked back. The controls are simplified to the point of complexity. Menu is power on (but not power off, that's Play/Pause) but its also back... You get used to it, but I wouldn't sell it as a feature.

    The EQ is worthless. I found that ROCK works best and everything else sounds muffled or distorted. It's also a pain to browse EQ settings for the currently playing song. You have to navigate back a couple of menus then into settings then spin down to EQ. After selecting an EQ setting, you drop back to the settings menu. If you don't like that EQ setting, you have to go back into the EQ menu and start the dance all over. Why cant the EQ settings apply live as I spin down them? The song will end before you have time to try them all...

    Everyone loves the touch wheel and so do I until you realize you don't remember the group, you have 7800 songs and the one you are looking for begins with a "Z". After about 15 fast laps around the touch wheel it does accelerate, but I wish there was a faster way...

    The battery life for me is pretty much as Apple stated. I am concerned that sometime next year after the warranty expires the battery will go poof and die. Apple hasn't done a good job making people like me feel better about the longevity of an iPod. Still, I did take a chance.

    I like the Album art when playing. When I used to play CD's (or god bless - my vinyl), I would always have the cover there with me to look at. Something feels more natural having it displayed.

    All in all, if you can convince yourself that a portable music player should cost $450/$490 then this is definitely one of the best ones to get, even with its quirks. ... Read more


    13. Apple 1 GB iPod Shuffle M9725LL/A
    list price: $149.99
    our price: $149.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002ZAIM8
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 104
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    iPod Shuffle Digital Audio Player, MP3, 1GB ... Read more

    Features

    • Compatible with Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later (Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later recommended for use with low-power USB ports) and Windows 2000 with SP 4 or Windows XP Home or Professional with SP 2
    • Earbud headphones, lanyard, and USB cap included
    • 1 GB model holds up to 240 songs; supports MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store, M4A, M4B, M4P), and WAV
    • Up to 12 hours of battery life, with approximately 4 hour charge time
    • USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatibility through integrated USB connector

    Reviews (139)

    5-0 out of 5 stars ITunes suck, but you don't need it.
    The player is great. I never used iTunes, but as far as I'm concerned I'll nerver have to. I hated my previous sony mp3 player because the softwere had, just like iTunes, a lot of copyright bouls***t.
    When I won my shuffle as a gift, I was really supicios that I would have the same problems with iTunes. I use win98 and, as a music fan, I love winamp: it's light, fast, practical... THE FACT IS: SHUFFLE WORKS IN WINAMP AND WIN98. All you gotta do is download the win98 driver and the winamp plugin. And the best part is, it works great! All you gotta do is select the songs you want form the library, right-click and "send to ipod" (winamp is the greatest!!!) It's realible, doesn't have any copyright bouls***t and its fast. I use standard usb, and it takes about 15 min to upload 1GB.

    The ipod itself is great.
    + : Practical, cool, very very light, no unnecessery cables, fine sound quality.
    - : None.

    Waht I think about the lack of display:
    Some people think the lack of display is due economical factors. In my opinion it was a desing decision. Ipod shuffle is the best looking mp3 player on the market and a display would compromise significantly its looks. As a music fan, I know the name of all my songs, so i don't need a dyspaly to inform me that. The problem of finding a specific song can be solved by loading your songs in alphabetical order.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I love it!
    I needed something that would allow me to listen to music at the gym (since I workout 6 days/week). I looked at the other options, the Shuffle fit the bill. I was originally going to get the 512mb version but opted for the 1gb model since it's not much more.

    Pros:
    -This thing is tiny, not much bigger than the USB thumb drives I use.
    -No moving parts means no skipping while I'm on the treadmill.
    -Very easy to use and install (took several minutes). The shuffle I purchased needed an update to Itunes, which was a quick download.
    -Ready to use out of the box. Includes the Shuffle, headphones, 2 sets of pads, some Apple stickers, manual, CD all in a very bright green box.

    Cons:
    -Small enough so you don't know it's there, gotta be careful not to sit on it.

    A lot of folks seem to be concerted about the lack of a screen. If I'm working out I don't need a screen. No reason to complain about lack of a screen if you look at it and see THERE IS NO SCREEN. Buy one of the other models if you need a screen.

    When you register it you'll be required to enter the serial number. It's located on the Ipod itself and is tiny but it is also on the bottom of the box next to the barcodes and is much easier to read. I've seen (on other sites) people complaining about the side of the serial number on the unit. You now know that it is on the box. :)

    After you install it it will need to charge, so don't plan on using it immediately.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great iPod Alternative For Athletes Or Kids
    Great for jogging, and makes the display surprisingly unnecessary. A solid, cheap, and durable alternative for kids who might not take the necessary care with a hard-drive based iPod.

    (...)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not a good value, but it's still something you can buy
    The shuffle ipod. A great little Mp3 as tall as a large popsicle stick. it's easy to use as the regular ipod, but even though it's cool, it's not my kind of mp3 player.

    let's look at the good things, it's small, and can be worn on your neck. It's fun, like a radio all of your choice.It's white, and it's like ipod's should be. it also plays songs without the annoying stalling and loading like theother small ones.Fun and cool looking.

    But it still has lot's of cons. For starters, there is no screen. It's kind of fustrating, but it's fun at the same time. Like a radio without annoying commercials or announcers. another is the price. If you want music, the regular, Special, or photo. if you wanted to buy 2o gig worth of music with shuffle, It would cost more than 2000 dollars,and you just get music and no extras. And the others already shuffle, but still dosen't have the radio feature,.

    It's good for anybody who dosen't like too much music and like the suprises of a radio. But if you are wanting to carry tons of music, buy the regular one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars All I wanted was simple
    And the iPod Shuffle delivered. I kind of wonder about the reviewers who say that there are other flash based mp3 players that cost the same but have more features and anyone who buys the shuffle is ... (substitute your favorite ad hominem attack). If you want those other features, don't buy the shuffle. But, I don't want a screen (prone to getting scratched or cracked), an FM tuner (I don't listen to the radio), voice recording (um, just have no use for that in my life). For what I wanted, this is THE perfect device. Sound is great even with my cheap Koss ear phones. Size is amazing. It's the perfect player for grabbing and dropping in your pocket. ... Read more


    14. Apple 6 GB iPod Mini Blue M9803LL/A
    list price: $249.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002ZAIKA
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 195
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Fashionably Compact
    Weighing in at just 3.6 ounces and smaller than many cell phones, iPod mini fits your lifestyle and your bag, whether it be cocktail purse or messenger duffle. The chic, matte anodized aluminum case resists stains and scratches, all the while protecting your iPod mini. Recessed in the case to keep its surface pristine, the 1.67-inch (diagonal) backlit screen displays full song and album titles, artists’ names and more.

    Under Your Thumb
    The iPod mini Click Wheelfeaturing color-coordinated iconsgives you the enhanced durability and sensitivity of the iPod Touch Wheel, with buttons underneath. The Click Wheel takes best advantage of miniscule space and lets you scroll single-handedly through up to 1,500 songs from your iTunes music collection.

    Clip and save
    Your iPod mini includes a convenient belt clip so you can attach it to your belt, purse or backpack. You can even clip your iPod mini to a lanyard around your neck for the ultimate fashion statement.

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    Features

    • Comes with earbud headphones, belt clip, and USB 2.0 cable
    • 6 GB model holds up to 1,500 songs; supports MP3, AAC, WAV, MP3 VBR, Audible (6), and AIFF formats
    • Mac and Windows compatible; FireWire and USB 2.0 interface for fastest digital transfer available
    • 1.67 inch (diagonal) backlit screen displays full song names and more
    • Up to 18 hours of battery life

    Reviews (24)

    5-0 out of 5 stars practical and easy to use
    let's put it this way, if you want to store all your music in your ipod ( and when i say all your music, i mean ALL), thenthis ipod mini is not for you, 'cause as you guys know, this ipod mini only holds up to 1,500 songs (6gb). Now,that's a lot of songs if you ask me, that's an entire week of music, i love classic rock and i filled my ipod mini with all of my favorite songs, you know how cool it is for me to take this everytime i go to the beach or if i'm having some company, i can just press shuffle and enjoy without the hassle of getting up everytime, you know to change cd's??, so if you're looking for something that's not that expensive and just want to have a good time and easy to use then i recomend this little item!! Respeta a un varon!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding MP3 player.
    I began looking into an iPod purchase over a year ago, and was almost sold on the 4th generation iPod.I liked the colors of the mini and was okay with 4 GB of storage (though that was a tad on the small side), but the main thing that deterred me from the mini was the less-than-desirable 8-10 hour battery life.

    Then the 2nd generation mini was released.Apple seemed to fix and improve every little thing I had held against the original.They made the colors brighter, increased the hard drive space to 6 gigs, and most importantly, at least to me, increased the battery life two-fold.

    The 18 hours that Apple advertises is EXTREMELY conservative.If you're content listening to music and don't need the backlight for more than a minute or two every hour, the battery can run for about 24-25 hours.I can go a week and not have to worry about recharging my battery.I could listen every waking moment of my day and never have to stop and recharge before I went to bed.It's a wonderful thing.

    The blue is very bright and pleasing to the eye--I've seen the pink and silver versions and they too are visually appeasing.6 gigs is nothing to shake a stick at--on the contrary, I've found that 6 gigs is just about the perfect size for someone who has a vast number of interests musically but doesn't have thousands upon thousands of CD's to rip and upload.Unless you have literally hundreds of CD's in your collection that you plan on putting on your iPod, I'd recommend the mini, since you'd more than likely end up with half the space on your regular iPod sitting unused.

    Despite the fact that the iPod scratches easily, there are several cases which work extremely well...I'm partial to the ones made by Power Support, though you have to import them from Japan.Uploading your songs is quick and easy.Navigating the menus takes about 15 minutes to master.There's really nothing more I can say that can do the iPod mini justice.

    I will make a quick note and add that I'm not an Apple fanatic.I think that Apples are good computers, but I'm still attached to my PCs.However, when it comes to MP3 players, there's really no comparison; it's going to take many many years before Microsoft or any other competing company can put out any MP3 player nearly as nice as the 2nd generation iPod mini.

    Also, if you have a friend that's a teacher in a school, look into the education discount on the Apple website.It ends up being 20 or 30 dollars off.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT!!(after I survived setting it up)
    I just got my 6 gb mini for my birthday.I also got most of the accessories as presents, too, so I don't have to worry about forking over the cost of the mini itself for them (seriously, mac).I AM IN ELECTRO LOVE!Wow, and I think this time it's for REALS.:-)I am coming fresh off the iRiver boat (funny how they use the "i" in front of their name, too), and have been extremely pleased with my little 256 mb player... and I do mean LITTLE.BUT, I am extatically (word invention there) adding album after album on my iPod as I type this.Yeah, it's kinda annoying to convert WMA files to AAC, but they do the work for you.I love the organization, I love the style, I love the size, I love the balance between form AND function.I do feel like I've just joined a cult of iPod users, however.Oh well, not as bad as Mormonism

    5-0 out of 5 stars Gotta Buy This!!
    Let me start off by saying that I was amazed at how small this thing is. I bought the IPOD MINI.When I got it and opened it up I was amazed at how small it was. It was crazy small!Plus it holds around 1,000 songs.Right now I have about 500 and it's a little over half-full on the memory. I got a 4GB IPOD MINI.So, there is plenty of memory space for lots of songs.The software was easy to install.I thought it was tricky figuring out how to select songs and actually put them on the ipod.But after a while I figured it out.Also the volume on the ear phones is amazing. I almost blew out an eardrum by accidentally turning up the volume!The only problem i've had so far with the ear pieces is that the foam ear pads keep coming off the earbuds.NO biggie though.I would recommend getting some sort of case to protect this thing since you've already paid $200 bucks what is another $20 to make sure it's safe!There's plenty to choose from.Charging is it easy, you just plug it into the usb port and it automatically starts charging it.I have a computer so it's no biggie.If you don't have a computer with a usb port its gonna be tough finding a place to recharge it.I haven't tested the battery life yet, but it seems to be ok.Probably more than what i need.Lastly, I was a little worried that the songs would not transfer over to the itunes software. I have lots of songs that I got elsewhere :) I hoped they would transfer over to the other software and they did. They also sound great, the play fine. It's not a problem at all. Now i have over half of my music collection on this thing.It's a really great product.5 stars!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Why?
    I ordered this item on March 22, but not shipped until today(April 27), why? ... Read more


    15. PalmOne Tungsten E Handheld

    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000DB4D1
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: PalmOne
    Sales Rank: 13
    Average Customer Review: 3.51 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Packed for business and priced for value
    • Create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint-compatible files on the run
    • Listen to MP3s, watch video clips and view photos wherever you go
    • Easy-to-read, high resolution, 320x320 transflective color screen
    • What's in the box: Handheld device; Palm Desktop software, including Documents To Go; all basic utilities such as Calendar, Contacts, Tasks., etc.

    Reviews (175)

    4-0 out of 5 stars WHAT A GREAT VALUE!! but......
    I could not believe the brightness and sharpness of the screen! Stunning! Battery life -- 1 to 2 weeks, great. Vast amounts of memory for pictures, sound, and an expansion slot for more. Plays MP3s. Extremely fast processor for very snappy response, improved version 5 OS functions now use MS Outlook compliant names: Datebook (now called "Calendar") Phone book -- "Contacts",etc.

    I had a problem with corruption of one of my data files and received prompt and helpful support from Palm. Free for 1st 90 days, not toll free.

    No wireless, but you can connect to a cell phone! No "Blue Tooth" (how's that for an idiotic name?) but you can beam!

    Complaints?

    If you liked Graffiti you'll HATE Graffiti 2! Very different, you get yo re-learn most of what you KNEW!

    Cradle?? NO Cradle! and none available to buy! Surprise! Now you've got a teensy power cable separate from a USB type B cable.
    That sucks! but I guess they had to hold back something.

    All in all, get this Palm!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Thanks Palm!
    T|E is an excellent device with minor problems. For the price its a bargain and will ensure Palm's market share stays high.

    Pro's,
    1. Its a Palm, with the latest version of Palm OS.
    2. Looks good and feels solid in hand.
    3. Superb screen and extremely clear.
    4. mp3 playback is very good.
    5. Uses standard mini USB jack, not propreitary Palm connector.
    6. Fast performance. Don't compare raw MHz between PDA's, this one's faster than 400MHz PPC's.
    7. About 28MB is available memory, which is a lot for a Palm.
    8. Good software bundle and stable OS.
    9. Speaker is - suprisingly - good at playing mp3's (64kpbs sounds great).
    10. Flip lid and a screen protector are in the box. (I don't buy a PDA without flip)
    11. Stylus is superb, thick/heavy/shinning metal.

    Con's,
    1. Down button is hard to press, ironically that's the most used button on T|E. The 5 way navigator is poorly designed and cheap plastic.
    2. Size is bigger than some other handhelds like Clie SJ20.
    3. Case is slippery and tough to keep clean.
    4. Thread on included flip cover scratches T|E at the top easily.
    5. Battery life is just like Pocket PC's, needs charging frequently.
    6. Included charger is not a world charger and is bulky.
    7. No bluetooth or Wifi but atleast it has SDIO slot (poor Clie fans have to put up with propreitary memory stink slot).
    8. Weak alarm sounds (think this can be fixed?) and no vibrate only mode.
    9. Packaging in plastic box is tough to open and not eco friendly.
    10. Battery is not user replaceable. (dead Palm after 2 years?)

    Most of the minor issues with T|E will go away if you spend double and get a T|T3. Overall this is a great Palm at affordable price. Thanks Palm!

    4-0 out of 5 stars What is your problem
    Just get it from Best Buy or a or a local electronics store, you'll get a 1 year warrenty, and if it crashes, refund or get a new one.

    If you are stupid enough to think for ONE second that the used pda that PalmOne sends you will not have problems, the PDA they send you is "USED", by fact, its exactly like your old one! Take my advice, and buy one from your local electronics store.

    I hope this helps the future buyers of the T|E, and other PDA buyers.

    2-0 out of 5 stars chowdhary
    i acquired this palm tungsten e from my school for course related work. i used it barely a few days and and then, it doesnot work anymore. its great looks, good memory, good backlite features, but NO RELIABILITY. The hardware has gone packing. waranty is 3 months - woefully bad.

    palm one will need to do their hardware 'home-work' better - i wonder how such an un-relaiable product is sold in dozens (or is it so?).

    overall, palm one has poor hardware put out to users.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Think about this: Why do they offer just a 90 day warranty?
    Purchased in December 2003. By April 2004, battery would not hold a charge for more than a few seconds even after overnight recharging. Useless. I checked the warranty: 90 days. So I'm stuck with a $200 piece of junk that I had just started using.
    Generally speaking, if a company has confidence in its product, it will offer a fairly long warranty period. If they offer just a 90 day warranty, there is generally a reason why. In my opinion, Palm has no business taking $200 from a customer for a product that they has so little confidence in. So I'll look at another company for my hext handheld. What you do is, of course, up to you. ... Read more


    16. Garmin c330 StreetPilot GPS Vehicle Navigator
    list price: $964.99
    our price: $899.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007LJHVA
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 2953
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Includes Garmin Street Pilot c330 GPS receiver Vehicle suction cup mount with 12-volt adapter PC/USB interface cable A/C power adapter Quick-reference guide and owner manual Americas Recreational Basemap MapSource® City Select North America map data. ... Read more

    Features

    • Automatic route calculation with turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions
    • Includes USB cable, suction cup mount, and AC adapter; 4.4 x 3.2 x 2.8 inches (W x H x D)
    • WAAS-enabled, 12-parrallel-channel GPS receiver for vehicle use
    • Preloaded MapSource database includes 5-million-plus North American points of interest
    • 3.5-inch diagonal, 16-bit color display with simple touch-screen interface

    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nicely Done, Garmin!
    The Garmin C330 is a well designed, easy to use GPS.It does not offer all the bells and whistles of the Garmin 2620 or Magellan RM700, for example - but the C330 offers simplicity and quality in a nice neat package.The advantages of the C330:
    - The display is awesome - high resolution with good contrast.
    - No buttons!Everything, except volume and power, is controlled by the touch screen.
    - The software is fast; route calculations take just a few seconds.
    - After the initial lock, this little unit locks on very quickly after powering up.
    - The internal battery is terrific; you can do your route planning indoors without looking for an AC receptacle, and you can leave the unit on during a rest stop on your trip to preserve trip data.Battery life is 3 to 4 hours.
    - The OS is super intuitive.
    - The 3D view is simple to follow, but the map view is excellent, also.
    - Navigation performance is excellent.
    - Speakers are built in, with excellent sound quality.
    - Windshield mount is small, sturdy and simple.
    - The unit is small enough that it won't obstruct your view.
    - The power cord is hardwired to the windshield mount - no plug to contend with.

    A few disadvantages I've noticed:
    - The battery is not user replaceable
    - The C330 cannot save a route.But this is not a big deal.When you start up after a stop, you just have it calculate the route to your destination, which takes just seconds - or just leave it on if your stop doesn't exceed 3 to 4 hours.
    - The display can get washed out in direct light on a bright day - but I expect that is common to all GPS units.
    - As I mentioned, it doesn't have the bells and whitles of the 2630 or RM 700.For example, you can't monitor satellite signal strength from indiviual satellites. you can't determinen your lat/long position, and as I mentioned, you can't save routes in the C330.And you can't program it for several different users like you can with the RM700.

    But all in all, the C330 is a winner.It's simple to operate, well designed, very effective, and reasonably priced.It's a strong buy!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Undoubtedly the best Car GPS in today's market !
    I have used Navman ICN 630, Megallen RM 700 & finally this one.

    I can tell you this is the best & most of all easiest.This is why this unit is the best:

    1. No downloading of Maps
    2. Has most udpated Maps compared to other brands
    3. Has 5 million points of interest compared to others
    4. Touchscreen
    5. Easiest of all to use.Easier than the Acura GPS i have used.
    6. Very small but with most usable screen view.It doesn't take a lot of winshield space, doesn;t block visibility.Though screen is small, letters are SO BIG & EASY TO READ.
    7. Very fast software
    8. Very easy to carry while traveling.
    9. Excellent windshield mount. Very stable
    10. It comes on when Car is turned on.
    11. It has rechargeable battery which lasts for about 3 hrs i think.
    12. Loud/clear voice.
    13. Very intuitive operating system.
    14. Fixes the GPS signal instantly. Navman used to take longer.
    15. This is interesting. You can remove the unti without unplugging the car DC cord.DC cord is connected to mount always.
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    17. Delphi MyFi XM2GO Portable XM Satellite Radio Receiver with Home/Car Listening Kits
    list price: $349.99
    our price: $349.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006GFVPC
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Delphi
    Sales Rank: 70
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    Amazon.com Review

    Ready to dive head-first into XM satellite radio? This is the way to do it. Delphi's comprehensive MyFi listening kit includes everything from a handheld portable XM Satellite Radio receiver to complete home and car listening kits--as well as all you need to drift between the two, blissfully tuned in to any of XM's 130 channels of digital music, sports, news, and entertainment. The only thing this system doesn't come with is a subscription to XM Satellite Radio Service, which is required for use ($9.95 per month, no contract required).



    Compact and easy to use the MyFi gives you 130 satellite channels all in one little package.
    Using the MyFi, you can listen to XM's broad channels array--referred to as XM's "Ultimate PlayList"--anytime, anywhere: at home, at work, in the car, and even on foot. The versatile, pocket-sized receiver lets you enjoy your XM programming in 2 ways: a "live" listening mode (tuning in directly to what's playing now) and a time-shifting "memory" mode, which affords at least 5 hours of virtual recording so you can listen at your convenience to news, concerts, and other time-sensitive broadcasts.

    MyFi's live mode grants access to all of XM's 68 commercial-free music channels, plus premier news, sports, talk, traffic, and weather listings. MyFi's memory mode, called "My XM," stores 5 hours or more of XM's content at the press of a button, even when the unit is not otherwise in use. Clip on the supplied MyFi XM Radio antenna and holster the receiver in its belt clip and you're ready for action--the kit even comes with matching silver earbud headphones.

    A large, illuminated 6-line LCD is your gateway to browsing XM's many channels. You can browse by station (many of which are arranged by genre) or by the artist and song or other program currently playing on each channel. You get up to 30 channel presets to simplify access to your favorites, and a handy memo button stores artist and song data for up to 20 performances you'd like to look into (or find again on XM) later.

    You can configure the MyFi receiver to scroll stock and sports-score tickers across its LCD, a great way to keep an eye on important stats at a glance. The receiver also features a built-in sleep timer (15 minutes to 1 hour) and an alarm clock (wake to a beep or to XM programming).

    The home kit consists of a home docking stand, a home XM Radio antenna, a stereo minijack to stereo RCA audio cable, and an AC power adapter. The car kit includes a car cradle, a car antenna, a cassette audio adapter, a DC vehicle power adapter, a swivel mount (with extra adhesive), a vent mount, a flush mount, a cleaning kit, and Velcro pads.



    The Delphi XM MyFi comes with all of the accessories needed to enjoy XM on the go, at home, at work, or in any vehicle.
    A built-in wireless FM transmitter in the MyFi receiver makes any FM radio an XM radio--simply tune in on your car radio, for instance, to listen to XM programming through your car speakers. (XM states that audio quality is better using the supplied cassette audio adapter, however.) The supplied rechargeable battery pack is good for up to 5 hours of use between charges.

    What's in the Box
    Handheld MyFi receiver with a clip-on XM radio antenna, an integrated rechargeable battery, a complete home accessory kit (with antenna and audio cable), a complete vehicle accessory kit (with antenna), stereo earbud headphones, a remote control, a remote battery, a belt clip/stand, and a protective carrying case. ... Read more

    Features

    • The ultimate XM Satellite Radio listening kit--includes car kit, home kit, rechargeable battery, earbud headphones, antennas, and more
    • Memory mode stores up to 5 hours of scheduled XM content, with no computer downloading or list management (no computer needed)
    • Live mode gives you access to XM's more than 130 digital music, sports, news, and entertainment channels, any time and anywhere
    • Rechargeable battery automatically charges and provides 5 hours of use; built-in wireless FM transmitter lets you listen through any FM radio
    • Measures 2.8 x 4.5 x 1.2 inches (W x H x D), receiver only

    18. Altec Lansing inMotion iM3 Portable Audio System for iPod
    list price: $179.99
    our price: $134.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006G0RSI
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Altec Lansing Technologies
    Sales Rank: 93
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Altec Lansing's ultra-small, ultra-sleek portable speaker and charging system with built-in docking port for iPod lets you enjoy your digital music collection without earbuds. This versatile system also connects to other audio devices, including laptops and other MP3 players, with an auxiliary input jack and included 3.5mm stereo cable. A highly efficient Class D amplifier powers four full-range micro drivers to deliver excellent sound; MaxxBass technology booms the deep notes so there's no need for a separate subwoofer. Simple operation is as easy as placing your iPod into the dock or connecting it through the auxiliary port. The dock recharges your iPod, too. The inMotion iM3 comes with a remote control, a 3V lithium battery and a protective carry case. Measures 1" x 8" x 5 1/2" and weighs 15 oz. One-year warranty. No-hassle 2- or 3-year Product Replacement Guarantee available (see order form). ... Read more

    Features

    • Built-in docking station holds, recharges, and synchronizes iPod
    • Includes wireless remote and carrying bag; measures 8 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches (W x H x D)
    • Portable audio system designed specifically for use with iPod and iPod mini
    • 4 full-range 28 mm neodymium micro drivers produce rich, crystal-clear sound
    • MaxxBass technology delivers quality bass performance without a subwoofer

    Reviews (14)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Ehh..
    Well.. I got these speakers for my birthday.. Luckily I still have the receipt.

    The sound quality is OK if you're sitting close by.Once you raise the volume everything sounds distorted.

    My friend has the Logic3 I-Station iPod Dock and Speaker Station (also on amazon) and they sound a hell of a lot better than these.

    Sucks really.. I got these because Altec is a good brand.Oh well..

    4-0 out of 5 stars Color Me Impressed
    Let's start with- This is not what I expected.Seriously, I was expecting much less from this thing.I ordered this because I was tired of using my iTrip with my current radio in my room.I like to just leave my iTrip in my car, and the iTrip doesn't have the good quality I would like in my bedroom at home.

    When I got this in, I looked at it thinking it would be small sound, small everything really.But I was pleasantly suprised.The sound is quite full for the size of the unit.Now it is no Bose Sounddock, so don't expect lots of bass...actually there is NO bass in this little thing - I tried some current r&b and rap tunes and kind of laughed.But I still appreciate the value of these speakers because of the tiny amount of space it takes up, the good quality sound, the ease of use, and the portability factor.The sound is room filling, but no more than that.Don't expect to hear this thing jamming from across the house, but I'm not worried about that. I live in an apartment with a roommate, so I don't mind the smaller sound, she doesn't either.

    Get these if you can't shell out $300 for the Bose Sounddock...you won't be disappointed

    3-0 out of 5 stars Sacrifice sound quality for portability & trendiness...
    OK, these are certainly better than those pathetic Bose iPod speakers that cost over twice as much---no surprise there, Bose is just one huge hype/marketing scam.

    The question you need to ask yourself is, however, do you REALLY need this much compactness and portability?

    Sure these speakers sound fine...if you are sitting within about 3 feet of them and have them at moderate volumes only, that is.

    If you want more room-filling sound you're much better lugging around a pair of self-powered plug-in 2.0 or 2.1 computer speakers like the Klipsch ProMedia 2.0 or better yet find a boombox that has auxilary input plugs so you can plug your iPod into it (this may be hard to do since most boomboxes these days are so cheaply built).

    Otherwise to be frank, you're better off investing in a nice pair of Sennheiser headphones.Itty-bitty flat speakers look cute but if you're serious about your music they just don't cut it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Travel Pool Side Speakers!
    Pretty incredible sound for something as small and light as a hardback book.I have traveled to NYC, Australia, & Mexico now with these amazing speakers and I cannot go anywhere out of town without them.You no longer have to bring all the other chargers with you, this will charge your ipod while it it plugged into your hotel wall at night.We have taken them to the beach, pool, boat, etc.They make a great converstation piece as well. Highly recommend them!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Office/Travel Stereo
    I've had this for a total of one week, and I can't imagine life without it. Absolutely perfect for an office or other smaller enclosed spaces, although I used it outside this weekend for yardwork, and it wasn't half bad. Yes, the Bose SoundDock has a richer sound (I've compared the two side by side offline), but it wasn't worth spending more than double on that device. Plus, it (the Bose) isn't as portable - this version collapses just as advertised, about the size and weight of a hardcover book. I travel a bit, and I can't wait to take this on the road.

    If you're in the market for an iPod stereo such as this, look no further (and no, I don't work for Altec Lansing). ... Read more


    19. Bose SoundDock System for iPod or iPod mini - White
    list price: $299.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006VX1G8
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Bose
    Sales Rank: 263
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The Bose SoundDock digital music system was specifically designed to expand and enhance your enjoyment of the music stored on your iPod or iPod mini. Just slip it into the docking cradle for the Bose sound your favorite songs deserve. The iPod charges as it plays, so you enjoy music without interruption. Its sleek, slender design fits almost any rooms d├ęcor. And the included remote lets you control the SoundDock system from across the room. Bose performance meets your iPod. Enjoy the songs on your iPod or iPod mini like never before. The SoundDock system is designed to play your favorite tracks with crisp clarityallowing you to discover subtleties in your music that used to simmer beneath the surface. A host of proprietary technologies adds vitality and realism to your tracks. With Bose proprietary acoustic design, you enjoy a full, rich sound thats greater than youd expect from a system this small. Easy to use. Easy on the eyes. Easy to love. The SoundDock system is easy to operate. Just plug it in, pop in your iPod and play. Your iPod works as long as it has a dock connector on the bottom. There are no extra wires or adapters. The included remote allows you to control your music at the push of a button. And a stylish, sophisticated look means it can be the center of attention or blend in wherever you place it. The SoundDock system and your iPod share a commitment to simplicity, quality and above all, music. Now just introduce them and watch this pair become best friends. ... Read more

    Features

    • Renowned Bose sound from your iPod or iPod mini
    • Docking cradle charges the iPod as it plays, with no cables or adapters
    • Credit card-sized remote controls volume and basic iPod functions
    • The iPod is not included with this system.

    Reviews (16)

    5-0 out of 5 stars WOW GREAT MACHINE
    It took me a couple of weeks to decide if I wanted to buy this. With all of the different reveiws of it. Well let me tell you I am so happy that I did. IT SOUNDS GREAT. It fills the whole apt. The sound is strong and clear.This is the best you can buy for external speakers for you ipos. It sounds just like a stereo. I am so totaly happy with it

    1-0 out of 5 stars Overpriced GARBAGE!
    My mother gave me one of these for my birthday and as much as I love her, I was really disappointed.See, I am not an audiophile but I have had a fair bit of experience with good audio because I used to work in a small audio store, and in the audio industry is full of little dittys about Bose: "BOSE=Buy Other Sound Equipment" or "Bose blows" or "No highs, no lows, it must be Bose."I am not saying you have to go out and buy a $5,000 system to get good sound, but only that you can get far better sound for half the price that Bose will gouge you for...they are NOTORIOUSLY bad, the only thing they have going for them is massive and relentless advertising campaigns, and cute compact little designs.

    So I plug in this Sound-Crock thing, and jump out of my skin...never in my life have I heard MP3 sound so bad!!!This is exactly what a lot of doomsayers were warning about when MP3 first came out, that its musical quality would be horrible.It was simply unlistenable!

    Well, I plan on eBaying this thing as soon as a few months pass and my Mom forgets that she gave it to me.Maybe I'll just tell her that my dog ate it or something...but then I'd have to kill my dog, and I don't want to do that.So maybe an irate girlfriend smashed it to pieces, yeah Mom will like to hear about that drama, she loves soap operas as I suspect that most Bose-buyers probably do which explains their buying disasters.

    Anyway right now I have my iPod plugged into my Aiwa AWP-ZX7 boombox and for just two hundred dollars it blows this THREE hundred dollar Bose hunka-junk clear out of the water!I highly recommend you do the same, a boombox is also far more versatile, can play normal CDs, radio and cassette, plus way better sound quality.

    Oh, I forgot...it's not as cutesy as this little Bose.GAG!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible sound!
    I ordered the Soundock online and received it within 5 days.It is unbelievably easy to set-up - just plug in the adapter for your size iPod, plug in and enjoy!The sound from the notebook sized speaker is amazing!The remote doesn't have a ton of functions available, but I find it's not really needed.Overall, I would definitely purchase again and am considering a second unit to keep at the office.Excellent sound quality!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sound Loud or Sound Low, Bose does it Best
    My gal Sara and I are music people. We're writers and photographers and we have music all around the house. However the darkroom and the kitchen have no speakers, are not wired for sound. Enter the Bose SoundDock. Yes, it's expensive, but we listened to all of the others out there before we plunked our credit cards down and bought two of these. The sound is absolutely incredible, just what you'd expect from Bose. Drop your Pod in the Dock and you're good to go. Nothing made by the competition comes close. Sound loud or sound low, Bose does it best. The tiny remote works like a champ and the dock keeps your Pod charged. Sara's lives in the darkroom, unless she's out and about with it and mine lives in the kitchen, it seems it's found a permanent home there as I got an iPod Shuffle for our anniversery (she got flowers and won't forgive me), but that's another story.

    Jack Priest, Writer from the Darkside

    1-0 out of 5 stars yet another pretty joke from Bose!
    This SoundDock system is the worse Apple iPod speaker accessory I've ever seen, and I've seen quite a few of them.Even the lady at the Bose store was wincing when I turned the volume just over the halfway mark, that's how bad they sounded.

    HOWEVER like all Bose products, these are very pretty.They look good.Nice compact and clean design.Yes.Very pretty.

    BUT like all Bose products, sound quality is mediocre at best, and absolutely ATROCIOUS when compared to competitors' products in the same price range---difficult to do because very few competitors use the outrageous 800% markup Bose does.

    To the uneducated listener, they SEEM to have less distortion than other speakers only because Bose speakers are designed to reproduce only 60% of the sound spectrum (up to around 13KHz, whereas the spectrum of human hearing maxes out at 20KHz), and also they simply don't go very loud, so voila, you THINK these are "clear" when in reality they are simply LIMITED.But when compared to some truly decent quality speakers (which often cost less, much less) you'll immediately see that Bose speakers have a tinny, castrated and closed-off sound.

    Highly respected names in audio like JBL and Harman Kardon also make similiarly small-and-pretty iPod speakers that cost 1/2 to 1/3 of these which sound much better.Still, keep your expectations low---you can only get so much sound out of lousy 2-3" drivers.The ONLY justification for buying ANY of these tiny "iPod speakers" is if you ABSOLUTELY want to have speaker sound while on the road for some reason.

    Otherwise if you are looking for something to play your iPod out of at home, you are much better just buying a simple $3 Y-adapter cable and connecting your iPod to your home stereo or mini-system, or even a cheap boombox that has auxilary-input connections.

    The cheapest and far better sounding solution is just to use a 2.1 computer speaker system (self-powered computer speakers with subwoofer) like the Logitech Z2300 or Altec Lansing MX5021 or Klipsch ProMedia 2.1, all of which are LIGHT YEARS better for ***HALF*** the price! ... Read more


    20. Garmin StreetPilot 2610 In-Car GPS Receiver with 128 MB CompactFlash Card
    list price: $1,299.99
    our price: $769.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000AN4EG
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 402
    Average Customer Review: 4.29 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Newly simplified for automotive applications, Garmin's portable StreetPilot 2610 features both a touchscreen and an alphanumeric remote control so you'll always have easy access to automatic route calculations, helpful turn-by-turn directions, and guiding voice prompts. The 2610 offers a color display, built-in maps, and everything you need to download additional map detail. It offers more precise location finding because of its WAAS technology, a feature the original StreetPilot and the StreetPilot III lacked.



    All the travel information you need, right on your dash.
    With its built-in photo sensor, the StreetPilot 2610's bright display automatically adjusts to outside light conditions. The unit is powered through either its external speaker (which comes with a handy 12/24-volt adapter cable) or its dedicated AC power adapter; both are supplied.

    The unit's built-in routable basemap covers North and South America and contains a wealth of practical and nuanced data, including state and country boundaries, lakes, rivers, streams, airports, cities, towns, coastlines, state and interstate highways, local thoroughfares, secondary roads within metro areas, and interstate exit information for services such as gas, food, and lodging.

    The 2610 accepts downloadable map detail from Garmin's PC-based MapSource City Navigator CD-ROM (included), which provides street-level detail, addresses, and listings of nearby restaurants, hotels, ATMs, and other attractions. (This feature requires a CompactFlash card, and a 128 MB CF card is included; you must first downloaded MapSource data in order to find points of interest and addresses.)



    Hungry? Find out what's available around the bend.
    The StreetPilot's integrated dash-mounting system fosters easy adjustment and quick release. The unit comes with a built-in patch antenna and an MCX-type connector for attachment to an optional external GPS antenna.

    Garmin makes accessories to help you integrate your GPS unit with your life and your priorities. Keep it at the ready while protecting it from knocks and bumps with a carrying case that has space for your hookup cable and remote control. In the car, you'll appreciate the mounting options and clear reception afforded by the magnetic/suction-mount antenna that'll give you a better signal than if you just place your unit on the dash. Using your system in more than one vehicle? Garmin's dashmount is just the ticket, providing one temporary and one permanent adhesive mounting disc so you can move the unit between your cars.



    What's in the Box
    The StreetPilot 2610, the MapSource City Navigator 5 CD-ROM (full U.S. plus select Canadian coverage; unlock included), a 128 MB CompactFlash memory card, an integrated dash mount, a portable beanbag mount (friction mount), an external speaker with a 12/24-volt adapter cable, an AC power adapter, a PC/USB interface cable, an alphanumeric remote control, an owner's manual, a quick-reference guide, and a setup guide. ... Read more

    Features

    • Bright, automotive-grade 8-bit color LCD: 3.3 x 1.7 inches; 305 x 160 pixels
    • Audible and visual navigation instructions and warnings
    • Indefinite data storage; no memory battery required; CompactFlash map storage: type I and II compatible
    • Integrated dash-mounting system provides easy adjustment and quick release
    • Comes with alphanumeric remote control and external speaker; includes USB interface with cable

    Reviews (41)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Product
    I initially bought Megellan 700 and had to return it the next day as it didn't acquire signal for 2 hours.

    Garmin 2610 is a much better product than Megellan 700:
    Very accurate with addresses.
    Timely and loud voice prompts.
    Ease of use.
    Supplied Power Adaptor lets you use it indoors and lets you plan trip and
    add waypoints.
    Relilable, as it doesn't use hard drive, no chance of faliure,
    Generated mapa image can be saved on computer and transferred to new CF card anytime.
    Easy to read in night driving.
    Remote Control.
    Waypoints remains stored on GPS's onboard memory and doesn't need to be recreated while putting a new CF card.


    Problems I faced during my testing :

    It was pointing me to the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Brooklyn instead of the one near to my home in Forest Hills Queens, NY and same Kinko's.

    Once I had to take service road of Van Wyck Expressway because of traffic jam,
    it didn't recalculate the route and kept telling, "take exit 19 on right" while I was on service road, in other words, it couldn't distinguish between Expressway and its service road.

    Software Doesn't Work with MAC OSX.

    I gave 3 stars because of above problems and software didn't work on Mac OSX.
    I had to use old P2 64Meg laptop instead of my powerful dual processor mac.
    It took 12 hrs to generate the detailed maps of 8 states.

    Garmin should make Mac compatible software.

    All in all very satisfied with the product and don't buy megellan.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GPS System Excellent
    The Streetpilot 2610 is excellent. It is so much easier to user then any other ones I have used in the past. Setup was a snap. The included Compact Flash Card is great. Touch screen is nice as well. Turn by turn directions by voice are great, keeps your eyes on the road.

    I strongly recommend getting the garmin external antenna(about $60 extra from amazon) as it improves signal strength. Other then that, you are good to go.

    5-0 out of 5 stars When you need directions in every area
    The Garmin automotive navigation is a great item in which for those new comers who drive or ride from Florida or California. This little item makes it easy for regular travler to find their way around. So in times of going to the club in the next town or just driving around major one way streets this little gadge makes anyone a pro in getting to thier point of orgin. So travel a little safer whether you take the train in holland or the drive to El Paso, Tx. Here's to TRAVELING ON A SAFER LEVEL.

    Thank You
    Shara L. Bouie
    Atlanta,Ga<USA

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    Excellent product; had for a year now. great product; great great, great. gets you to your destination;

    5-0 out of 5 stars awesome navigation unit!!
    I've been wanting a gps unit for a long time now. couldn't decide between and "in-dash" unit or a "portable" one. after deciding on a portable one, I'm HAPPY I decided on the garmin 2610! after reading the manual one time through, the setup was easy! had to read it again to really learn the features in detail...this thing is amazing!! you CAN'T get lost with one of these! especially with a voice telling you where and when to turn and how far to go before the next turn comes up. I tried driving off route and it QUICKLY recalculates an alternate route.

    I think the 128 compatch flash is fine if you need it for just a few states, but if travelling cross country, then more would be needed.

    loading the software to the pc and downloading the needed maps was quick and painless! I think thats the only big difference with the 2610/2620, as the 2620 has a harddrive that comes preloaded with the maps for the continental US.

    the only thing i would change is to have the speaker on the unit itself instead of on the power cable. but it's really no big deal! it really is a great unit!! ... Read more


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