October 24, 2005

New Voices for TomTom's

Tired of the same old voices on your GPS or SatNav? The TomTom line of GPS navigation devices are able to download new voices and plug them in so you enjoy yourself as you navigate along.

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TomTom ONE GPS Announced

Update: TomTom has announced that the TomTom ONE will be shipping in the US. See our review of the TomTom ONE.

TomTom announced the launch of their TomTom ONE all new GPS for the Car that extends their line-up of already great automotive GPS receivers. Today marks their launch date for Germany and the Benelux countries, with a UK launch later this year; no word on a US launch date yet.

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October 21, 2005

SureShot GPS - New Golf Specific GPS device hits the market

A new golf specific GPS device has hit the market and soon the links called the Sureshot GPS. It's an Australian unit, so it may not hit your pro shop any time soon, but it's an interesting first step in the field that is sure to expand. The unit can hold data for about 10 courses and is able to download course data over the internet.

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Review: Gizmondo lacks value - no games

The AP has released a story all over the earth (really, check the number of papers that picked this one up), that pans the Gizmondo console due primarily to the lack of good games. They say that the Gizmondo "will initially have 14 games to choose from -- most all of them uniformly terrible." The console that has a GPS receiver in it, as well as mobile phone technology allows for a very broad array of capabilities: a VGA digital camera, GPRS cellular wireless networking for text and multimedia messaging ( no voice capability) and a 400-megahertz ARM processor running on a customized version of Microsoft's Windows CE operating system.

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Gizmodo thief tracked down by GPS

While you may have thought that a GPS receiver in a handheld gaming console was stupid, or at best novel and potentially useful, Gizmodo insists that is has value now. According to Gizmodo, the GPS receiver helped track down a thief from their London store. Apparently, the story goes that on 18th September, a twenty-something man stole one of the consoles from the company's Regent Street. Gizmondo then tracked his position using GPS and sent him a text message (see inset) which led to the handheld being quietly returned the same day.


See Related Articles:
Gizmondo Plans Widescreen Handheld Game
Gizmondo Announcement - GPS based gaming

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October 20, 2005

GPS Review: Another Great Review for TomTom GO 300

TomTom doesn't have nearly the market force that Garmin and Magellan have here in the US, but that may not be for long, as the TomTom GO 300 and its sibling the TomTom GO 700, get great review after great review. Here at the GPS Lodge, we have a TomTom GO 300 coming for review in a couple of weeks, and are excited to get our hands on it to give it a try. In the meantime, PC Mag has taken a look at the TomTom GO 300 and has awarded it the Editor's Choice. The car gps segment is hot right now, and coming into the holiday season, I would imagine that the market for these will heat up even more.

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Want a Free Garmin eTrex? Buy a Segway

Segway has announced that buyers of the Segway Human Transporter will receive a free Garmin eTrex Legend or Legend C with the purchase of various models of the Segway HT. The offer is good through January 6, 2006. This is the latest thing to add to your Segway to trick it out; head lights and blinking tail lights are also available.

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October 17, 2005

The TeleType WorldNav 3000 XL

TeleType has released their new car GPS navigation unit, a great looking gps receiver that offers in-car gps navigation, spoken word directions and an MP3 player to boot! TeleType has been around for a while with a line of GPS units including an award winning Bluetooth GPS receiver, and their well known GPS software business; they are now introducing a feature packed handheld device that has a decent set of features for a pretty affordable price.

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October 16, 2005

Club TomTom Blog launched for US

TomTom US has launched their very own blog for the US customer, Club TomTom. The intent of the blog targeted at a couple of things according to Jocelyn Vigreux, President, TomTom Inc. U.S.A.:

1. Providing you, our users, with a place where you can easily find up-to-date and relevant information on our products and services.
2. Enabling you to share with others your suggestions, ideas and TomTom experiences so that new TomTom users can benefit from your expertise!

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October 13, 2005

GPS Review: TomTom GO 300

The TomTom GO 300 is a well regarded automotive GPS navigation device that has gotten accolades in the US and in Europe for its design and its functionality. Recently AOL's MapQuest selected TomTom and the TomTom GO 300 for a rebranding under the MapQuest name (see our article from September 28th), with Austin Klahn CTO of MapQuest saying, "We believe [TomTom] offers the latest technology and the best consumer experience in personal navigation devices in the marketplace today." Pretty big vote of confidence there.

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