It's looking like devices have a way of showing up without anyone's consent now a days. At least, the consent of those who make said gadgets. And now that the Magellan RoadMate 1700 has graced the spacious universe of the internet, we can chalk up another victim. This time around we get some GPS-loving action, and while many of you may be thinking there's too many of these things out there on the market already, this little piece of guided technology is just amibitious enough with its standard features, that it could start pulling you away from those other devices.
Magellan have officially launched their latest PND, the Maestro 4700, a little over a month since it was spotted clearing the FCC. The 4700 has a 4.7-inch touchscreen together with voice command and Bluetooth with a noise-canceling microphone.
Magellan's Maestro 4700 PND has cleared the FCC, the first new product in the GPS company's Maestro series for several months. Based around a 4.7-inch touchscreen, the 4700 PND supports voice commands and Bluetooth; you can find full capabilities in the user manual [PDF link]
After the Magellan RoadMate 1470 PND yesterday, the GPS company have another two sat-nav devices looking for our favor. The Magellan RoadMate 1440 slots neatly under the 1470, with a 4.3-inch touchscreen (down 0.4-inches), while the Magellan RoadMate 1340 (shown here) takes the bottom rung with a 3.5-inch 4:3 aspect touchscreen.
Magellan may not have made much fanfare of their new RoadMate GPS units, but that hasn't stopped Amazon from putting the first up for sale. The Magellan RoadMate 1470 has a 4.7-inch wide-aspect touchscreen and supports multi-destination routing, highway lane assist and optional Traffic Link updates.
Magellan has announced it is selling its consumer products division to MiTAC, with the deal expected to be finalized in January 2009. Exact financial terms have not been disclosed, nor what will happen with Magellan's current range, such as the recently-announced Maestro 4350 series devices.
It's nice to see something new from Magellan again. That company has been a little quiet lately. But yesterday, they announced their newest in-car GPS device and it's called the Magellan Maestro 4350 series.
These new models include the Maestro 4350 and the Maestro 4370. Both are super portable and feature the OneTouch interface, offering up fast and easy selection of favorited destinations. This makes it much easier to select frequently traveled destinations while on the go, without having to stop and go through a complex set of menus.
It has a 3.5-inch touchscreen and the top of the line SiRF Star III GPS chipset. There is also a rechargeable battery and maps pre-programmed for the all the US except Alaska and Puerto Rico.
Its thin too, thinner than the Maestro 3200. I have to admit, I didn’t know thickness was an issue with GPS units, I mean last I looked TomTom GPS units were one of the top selling units around and they are fat as hell compared to most other navigation units.
If you have a bad sense of direction, then most likely you get lost not only while driving. And if you’re the outdoorsy type, often lost on a hike or a bike or a kayak, then it’s a good idea to get something like the Magellan CrossoverGPS. It’s claimed to be the first rugged, IPX4-waterproof, pocket-sized portable GPS for both in-car and outdoor navigation.
The Magellan CrossoverGPS comes with full-featured driving GPS guidance with turn-by-turn voice, text, and visual directions, preloaded topographic contour maps of the lower 48 states, a color touchscreen, and multimedia capabilities such as playing MP3s and picture viewing. It can also be upgraded to have live traffic updates and rerouting.
The unit measures just 3.4 x 4.3 x 1.1 inches and has an 8-hour battery life. Priced at $549.