True, you probably know they way home, to grandma’s house, to your parents, etc. But for the other days of the year where frankly you have no clue where you are going, a GPS is the way to go. Our good friends at Magellan have put together quite the list of products they are featuring this holiday season. So if a GPS is on your favorite person’s list, be sure to check these out! Magellan’s products should get you to where you are going just fine.
On a side note, how cool would it be to have a product named after you? I mean Magellan was a great explorer in his day. But here we are nearly 490 years after his death and now he has cool electronics named after him! If anyone wants to name something after me, just let me know. Hopefully I won’t have to wait 500 years for it though.
Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM Auto GPS (5” w/ Free Lifetime Maps): ($249.99) The Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM is a premium 5″ GPS navigator packed with features including FREE lifetime map updates! Its exclusive OneTouch favorites menu affords instant access to your personalized bookmarks and favorite places and searches anywhere you travel. The RoadMate 5045-LM also comes with built-in AAA TourBook®, free lifetime traffic alerts, QuickSpell, Highway lane assist, 6 million points of interest, spoken street name guidance, multi-destination routing and maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico!
Magellan RoadMate 3065 Auto GPS (w/ Traffic Wakeup Function: ($219.99) Imagine that you can go to school without worrying about the traffic, the new Magellan RoadMate 3065 allows you to program it to “wake up” and download the live traffic information BEFORE you get into the car. Other GPS units with live traffic have to wait for the traffic download cycle — which can take 20 minutes — and by then you are stuck in traffic and running late. The 3065 GPS also suggests an alternate routes to avoid traffic issues. It’s a great GPS for college commuters!
The New eXplorist Handheld Outdoor GPS’s (510, 610, 710): ($199-$549): Magellan released the new generation of its award-winning, rugged eXplorist handheld GPS devices — 510, 610, and 710– for the outdoor recreation market. Each eXplorist model features a 3.0-inch color touch screen, a 3.2 mega-pixel camera with auto-focus, microphone and speaker, which allow adventure enthusiasts to navigate to outdoor destinations worldwide, record geo-referenced images, videos, voice notes, and share their experiences online.
The eXplorist GC Handheld Outdoor GPS for Geocaching: ($199) Magellan eXplorist GC is the first dedicated GPS device for geocaching that comes with out-of-the-box paperless geocaching, pre-loaded with the most popular geocaches in the world, a brilliant color screen, rich graphics and an easy to use interface all packed into a rugged and waterproof device. It offers an amazing geocaching experience that includes a full end-to-end solution, from accessing geocaching.com to finding hidden treasures all around you to documenting your adventures and sharing with a growing user community of enthusiasts.
Magellan ToughCase for the iPhone: ($179.99) The rugged, waterproof ToughCase for iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPod Touch 2G, it doubles the battery life of your device and delivers GPS accuracy up to 3 meters. This new case is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals who use their iPhone and iPod Touch in harsh environments, and it’s also perfect for parents to use around small children who want to chew on, grad and drop your iPhone!
Magellan Premium Car Kit for the iPhone: ($129): Magellan Premium Car Kit is now compatible with the new iPhone 4!! The innovative 3-in-1 cradle works with any GPS navigation application and provides a built-in GPS receiver for improved navigation accuracy. This Premium Car Kit also powers your device and features an amplified speaker for crystal clear turn by turn directions and enhanced Bluetooth hands-free calling.