We're huge fans of the Garmin Nuvi series of GPS devices, which include the Nuvi 660 and the Nuvi 350. These little bundles of joy (seriously, they're about the size of a deck of cards) can be your navigator and your tour guide; they come with foreign-language dictionaries, currency converters, and the option to add on other travel-friendly features. Now, what we don't love is the jaw-dropping price tags. I don't know about you, but I don't have an extra grand to plunk down for the Nuvi 660. And even if I did, I'd … Read more
A new Web site aimed at motorcyclists lets users share their favorite pleasure rides for use in GPS navigation devices. The site, Sunday Morning Rides, uses Google maps and a few other Web widgets to let users either build a route or download one. It includes on- and off-road courses. Once you select a ride, you can download it as GPX (an XML file), GDB (Garmin mapsource), or KML (Google Earth). Currently, a large number of rides are posted all around the country. One of the coolest things about the site is that along with graphical and satellite maps, it … Read more
Happy 2007, everyone! I'm hoping that you've kept your resolutions so far, but in case you haven't I've made a list of some gadgets and Web sites that might encourage you to stay on track! Here are the links:Quit smoking with Nicostopper iPod + Nike Garmin Forerunner Brain Age for Nintendo DS 43folders.com Smartphones: T-Mobile Dash, MDA, Samsung Blackjack, Motorola Q ATM for kids Next time you see me, I'll be at CES!
Yeah, yeah, we get the Jetsons reference. (Aren't there enough of those these days?) The $650 Garmin Astro, as featured on Gizmodo, is meant to track hunting dogs by following the movements of small wireless devices that can attach to their collars. The Giz guys, however, suggest that it could be used to keep tabs on kids or live-action Pac-Man players. Here at Crave, we think there are way more uses for this little handheld navigator. Namely, it could be used to fight crime. Imagine the kinds of reconnaissance you could do with a GPS device that not only … Read more
Car stereo-maker Dual is on the trail of the likes of Magellan, TomTom, and Garmin with the release of its second portable GPS navigation system. The XNAV3550 uses Navigon navigation software, features a 3.5 inch TFT touch screen display, and is preloaded with maps of the United States, including nearly 2 million points of interest. The unit, which will retail for $499, also comes with a range of multimedia playback options, including the ability to play MP3s and movies, and to view JPG photos. All navigation and media data is stored on the XNAV3550's 1GB SD media card, … Read more