Based on numerous retailer’s pre-order pages, Magellan is set to introduce a 7-inch touchscreen GPS called the RoadMate 1700. Spec wise it’s a bit light, lacking any sort of MP3 or video support and its 1 hour battery life surely doesn’t make it the most portable of GPSes (at this size I don’t think any one will be slipping it in to a pocket, though). What it does boast is 6 million POIs, a 1.5cm thick body, text to speech and the ability to store up to 250 waypoints. Best Buy currently lists its arrival date as “coming soon” but you can pre-order it now for $299.99.

[via Electronista]


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."