Take me there
Reading a map to get from point A to point B is now a thing of the past, thanks to GPS navigation devices, which tell you exactly when and where to turn. Features such as points of interests (POI), text-to- speech functions, and multimedia functions make navigation devices a worthwhile investment.
Navman S90i ($799)
Navman's latest series of portable GPS is truly outstanding - in fact we've awarded it in our Best of the Best Awards this year. Find our full review of the S90i here.
TomTom GO 720 ($799)
The TomTom GO 720 aims to make navigation much easier with a wide 4.3-inch screen, voice address input, text-to-speech function, and easy location search. It also comes with a built-in FM tuner, photo and document viewer, and can even play MP3 files with its Jukebox function. And in case something happens, there is always the 'Help Me!' menu that can display emergency phone numbers or route to the nearest police station and hospital.
Mio DigiWalker C720t ($699)
The new flagship of Mio's range features a built-in 2- megapixel camera and videocam, and is also one of the first GPS navigation devices to access the new Suna traffic message channel (TMC) which broadcasts detailed information on traffic congestion and other road conditions. TMC users need an additional cradle kit, including hardware, software and lifetime subscription. This costs $129 on the C720t, which comes with built-in hardware and needs only subscription activation.
LG LN800 ($699)
At just 18mm thick, LG says that its LN800 is one of the slimmest GPS devices in the world. With a battery life of up to six hours, quick-access buttons for popular functions, text-to-speech functions, and the latest Whereis by Sensis map technology, finding your way is definitely going to be a snap.