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.
First and foremost, the Magellan RoadMate 1700 is seven-inches of widescreen pleasure. It’s finger friendly to say the least, and it boasts a pretty clear image for you to stare at, and poke mercilessly. It’s gone up on a few retailer’s websites, boasting the standard RoadMate features, which are not limited to: entire maps of the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada; on board AAA TourBook lists; text-to-speech; a MicroSD card slot for memory expansion; and six million points of interest.
Of course, as these things go, there isn’t any word on a release date at this point. Going by what some retailers are saying, such as Best Buy, they’ve got a target window between September 14th and 21st. They’ve got the price at $299.99, like the Magellan Maestro 4700 from a few months back. If the release date pans out like we think it will, then September just got a bit heavier with its tech releases, and we’re beginning to wonder if our pocketbooks are going to be able to keep up.