September 18, 2009

Magellan RoadMate 1700 - 7-inch Screen on this Biggie GPS

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Magellan has taken the high ground, launching this huge GPS - offering the folks in the back seat plenty of map details. I am wondering if you need to put sunscreen on to avoid a burn from this thing when it's on full brightness.

The 7-inch wonder offers you just about the whole stable of features that are on the Magellan brand - One Touch favorites menu for easy access to personalized favorite places, lane assist, highway Point of Interest search, spoken street names, as well as information from the AAA and Magellan partnership which offers the AAA TourBook information and special features that help you use your AAA Membership.

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Available at Amazon - Magellan RoadMate 1700   

List price will be $299. Full Press release below..... Magellan, one of the leading GPS brands, today unveiled the new Magellan RoadMate 1700, the latest addition to its award-winning RoadMate series. Magellan will showcase this new product and its entire 2009 lineup at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular media preview event in New York on September 17. The new Magellan RoadMate 1700 is designed to better meet the needs of consumers who are seeking larger-sized displays and easy-to-use electronics. The 7-inch WVGA full-color display provides four times the standard screen resolution for better readability and increased safety on the roads. Like other 2009 Magellan models, Magellan's OneTouch user interface gives you instant access to your favorite addresses and searches. "The Magellan RoadMate 1700 was created for consumers who could benefit from a larger device that provides a safe and straightforward navigation experience," said Mike Wagner, senior director of product marketing for Magellan. "With its large color touch screen, built-in AAA TourBook® and Roadside Assistance, and the OneTouch access to your favorite searches, the Magellan RoadMate 1700 is the ideal travel companion for SUVs, family vacations in the RV, or even commercial truck drivers." The Magellan RoadMate 1700 includes preloaded maps of the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; highway lane assistance; spoken street name guidance, mini USB 2.0; a Micro SD; multi-destination routing with route optimization; and integrated AAA TourBook® guide travel information. While waiting for the kids or when you arrive at your destination, use the Video-In jack to connect an iPod® or other video source to watch live video on the bright 7" display (cable not included). The Magellan RoadMate 1700 is now available online and in many retail locations. It includes a windshield mount and cradle, cigarette lighter adapter, protective pouch, USB data cable and an adhesive disk for dash mounting. The unit retails for $299. For additional accessories, including cases, pouches and additional mounting options, visit http://www.magellangps.com.

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Posted by Scott Martin at September 18, 2009 11:31 AM

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