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GPSmagazine Rating: 1.5 of 5
|REVIEW UPDATE: This GPS model has been discontinued|
Jointly developed by Fujitsu and Siemens, and powered by Navigon's Mobile Navigator 6 Premium software, the Pocket LOOX N100 is a stylish, ultra portable pocket GPS that combines GPS navigation and multimedia entertainment in a device that fits in the palm of your hand.
With a suggested retail price of $499, the N100 offers turn-by-turn GPS navigation, an audio player, photo viewer, and video playback capabilities. I put the Pocket LOOX N100 through the our rigorous testing criteria and find out how this palm-sized GPS stacks up against the competition.
Figure 1: Fujitsu/Siemens Navigon Pocket LOOX N100 box, front
The Pocket LOOX N100 ships with the following items in the box:
Figure 2: Fujitsu/Siemens Navigon Pocket LOOX N100 box, opened
Flip open the box on the Pocket LOOX N100 and the first thing you see is the N100 itself, the included USB cable, the black interchangeable faceplate, and included headphones.
Figure 3: Fujitsu/Siemens Navigon Pocket LOOX documentation
Lift out the top tray from the box and you'll see the included documentation and software.
Figure 4: Navigon Pocket LOOX - What's included
The Pocket LOOX N100 ships with everything shown above:
Figure 5: Included AC adapter
The included AC adapter has a standard AC plug on one end, and a mini-USB style connector on the other. Providing power through the USB port is becoming more common on GPS devices. Another benefit of charging via the USB port is that it's easier to find replacement chargers, and the GPS will charge when connected to your computer's USB port.
Figure 6: Included cigarette lighter power adapter
The Pocket LOOX N100 includes a 12v cigarette lighter power adapter, for use in the car.
Figure 7: Windshield mount
When using the Pocket LOOX in the car, you'll want to mount the unit in the windshield using the included suction cup style windshield mount. A quick-release bracket connects to the end of the suction mount, making it easy to cradle / uncradle the GPS.
Figure 8: Windshield mount, assembled
The windshield mount has a flex-arm that can be articulated into the desired position. To attach the mount, simply press it against the windshield glass and lower the lever into the locked position.