Nowadays, when everybody is always in hurry and has less and less time to waist the navigator becomes more and more indispensable. After a long absence, Magellan strikes the market with its new Maestro, a new GPS meant to help drivers arrive everywhere they wish. The device features a 4.3-inch WVGA display, Bluetooth, an integrated AAA TourBook, QuickSpell, rechargeable battery, integrated MP3 player, live traffic support and an FM transmitter. At first sight it doesn’t seem to anything out-of-the-box but Magellan surely thinks otherwise about their product pricing it for $599.99.
If you are the owner of a car featuring run-flat tires or simply you don’t have a winch, today we present you the Titan Exhaust Air Jack. This represents the modern winch that you actually can use without making any effort: simply connect the Titan to your car’s exhaust pipe to inflate it and the vehicle will be lifted in no time, with up to 30 inches above the ground. The Titan stays inflated up to 45 minutes and it can be deflated in just 5 seconds, but you must be very careful not to intoxicate yourself with the carbon monoxide from the exhaust pipe. Price of the Titan Exhaust Air Jack: $120+, depending on the size you want. For those who want to buy one, the Titan Exhaust Air Jack can be bought from here.
Another interesting partnership is hitting today the high-tech segment with the release of the new P’9522, a product developed from the collaboration between Sagem, the French cellular producer and Porsche Design. Named iPorsche, the new cell phone has a very stylish looking and it features a large 2.8inch touch screen, 5 Megapixels digital camera, a GPS, a WiFi connector and a MicroSD fingerprint reader. There only one detail missing from the new jewelry, the 3G feature, but considering its equipment probably no one will give much of importance. The new cell is scheduled to hit the market by November with the first market aimed being France. Due to the Porsche signature the cost of the good looking accessory will be near €600.
Introducing the most fuel efficient and affordable machine to ever where the Lamborghini logo... unfortunately it’s a lighter. Tonino offers a brand new collection of cigar lighters and cutters for those folks who own a Lamborghini or at least may want to look like they own one. Tonino offers two lighters models and a cigar cutter featuring Lamborghini logos, each of them manufactured carefully. If you expect to get this for $10 you’re wrong! We know it is just a lighter but Tonino asks for one $150-$175. So it doesn’t matter it is a pen, lighter or a laptop; if it has the Lambo logo, it must be expensive!
We have today the proof that big names in the automobiles industry are expanding their brands on other fields and products, becoming more popular brands or pocket products. This is the case of Nissan Motor which, in collaboration with Sharp Corporation, developed a new project, a special mobile phone which can be used as a smart key for cars. The combination cell phones and car technology was possible with the help of Docomo’s expertise in the marketability of cells and the help of Nissan technical support to adapt the device and assure its functioning.
When it comes to disabled drivers it seems that no one wants to help them. But we were wrong, because BBNav presented today its first dedicated Blue Badge sat-nav solution specially designed for the disabled drivers and those caring the disabled like their families or carers. The new GPS system includes all the standard features as well as a new database which includes: on-street disabled parking bays, disabled accessible car parks and local council
Blue Badge parking concessions, over 60,000 points of interest (20,000 with the Blue Badge), a NAVTEQ street level mapping for UK & Republic of Ireland and a free six month safety camera alerts. The bad news is that the system is going to be available first in the UK and Ireland, but according to the manufacturer we will soon have this also in the Unites States!
GPS devises are going beyond just directions. So if you’re interested in an upgrade, the new Sanyo NVM-4370 might be the answer. Priced at $300, the new GPS system features a 4.3″ screen, bluetooth connectivity, text-to-speech feature, FM transmitter and the possibility to connect the device to a reverse gear camera to use it while backing up. Also the NVM-4370 comes with a new software containing the U.S. map, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Ever found yourself in a crowded parking of a hypermarket and looked hours for your car because you forgot where you parked? Well, today we have your solution! A company named Bushnell released its BackTrack, a little GPS device that will help you find your car easily. So, let us tell you how it works: when you’re ready to leave your car in the parking place, mark your position on the device with a single button press and it will make all the work for you. And if you think that you will not be able to take care of the device, don’t worry, it is water resistant so it will not be a mess if you will drop it a little! More to know: the BackTrack uses 2 AAA batteries and features a high sensitivity SiRF Star III GPS receiver! It can be found here with a price tag of $59.99.
Ever wanted a passenger to know all the streets in your town and not to bother you too much while driving? Today this is possible! Of course, this is not a human being, is the Garmin Nuvi 880 GPS system! The new GPS is fitted with cutting-edge speech recognition, dynamic MSN Direct content and other interesting features. With the help of the speech recognition, the device makes the driving safer, just tell it what you want and he will do: for example you want to go to McDonalds, simply say “find” then “McDonalds” and the Garmin Nuvi 880 will find the restaurants. Also the MSN Direct services is an interesting feature, showing you information like traffic, news headlines, fuel prices and wireless “Send to GPS” feature. He only disadvantage might be its price: $800,00!
For those who just need a cheap nav system to get around, the Cobra Nav One 5000 may be a good choice. Fitted with a 5-inch display the device offers better routing options, hands-free Bluetooth options and comes also with a database of traffic-light as well as speed-camera locations. The big surprise regarding this device is its price: the Cobra Nav One 5000 can be found at a price of $205. For those interested in buying it, they can go here.