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August 29, 2010

Magellan RoadMate GPS App for iPhone Review

Verdict: Doesn't Take Full Advantage of the iPhone, But It'll Get You To Your Destination

Magellan RoadMate App for iPhone and iPod Touch

Magellan has been making standalone GPS devices for years. Now the company is hoping to stay competitive in an increasingly smartphone-driven world, and has released an iPhone and iPod compatible version of its popular RoadMate GPS navigation platform.

REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Works on the iPhone 4, 3GS, & 3G. iPod Touch (2nd Generation) with optional Premium Car Kit
  • $50 App that faithfully brings Magellan's popular RoadMate GPS turn-by-turn software to the iPhone
  • Overall sluggishness detracts from an otherwise solid GPS App

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August 17, 2010

Best Buy Insignia Little Buddy GPS Child Tracker Review

Verdict: Small, Affordable, Capable

Best Buy Insignia Little Buddy GPS Child Tracker
Little Buddy GPS Child Tracker Map Screen Safety Zone

REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Don't let the silly product name fool you - this is a very competent GPS tracking device
  • $49 for the device, $14.99 a month for unlimited usage, or pay as you go for $0.99 per locate request
  • First 30 days are free. No penalty to cancel at any time, or switch between plans
  • Strong GPS performance and rich feature set makes the Little Buddy a contender, holding its own against more expensive tracking devices

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August 13, 2010

Garmin nuvi 3760T Review

Verdict: Sets the New Standard for GPS Navigation

Garmin nuvi 3760T Review
Garmin nuvi 3790T 3D Junction View nuvi 3760T Map

REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Functionally identical to the more expensive 3790T, less voice command, 3-D building view, and topographic maps
  • More than a mere cosmetic overhaul, the 3760T represents a significant upgrade over previous nuvi models
  • New capacitive multitouch display is almost twice the resolution of older Garmin GPS units
  • nuRoute technology with trafficTrends and myTrends finally brings a new level of intelligence to GPS routing
  • Multitouch display, and less than 9 mm thick
  • A few minor issues aside, the 3760T is very close to a perfect GPS

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