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Magellan RoadMate navigation

Mark Peters
CES report
Friday 11th, January 2008
Posted by: Mark Peters

Magellan is premiering five new additions to its popular RoadMate series of entry-level vehicle navigation units, including the first 4.3-inch widescreen RoadMate units from Magellan with attractive retail pricing that begins at just $229. The Magellan RoadMate series delivers "turn it on and go" functionality in an ultra-slim, pocket-sized form. The new Magellan RoadMate 1400 series of GPS units are an extension of the best selling RoadMate brand. The Magellan RoadMate is ideal for drivers new to GPS units or for parents to give to their younger drivers. The new Magellan RoadMate series can be viewed this week in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in Magellan's booth (no. 31247).

Magellan RoadMate navigation

Magellan RoadMate 1400
The new Magellan RoadMate 1400 series features a large, widescreen, 4.3-inch anti-glare touch screen and a simple, intuitive user interface, with premiere features including Quickspell, for fast input with a minimal amount of keystrokes. It also features a newly designed easy to view menu and map screens that incorporate easy to identify, stylish icons and graphics that are clear and crisp to the user.

Magellan RoadMate - Navteq road maps
The base model, the Magellan RoadMate 1400, comes preloaded with Navteq road maps of the Continental United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, plus 1.3 million essential points of interest, such as gas stations, ATMs, and airports with contact details such as location, phone number and travel distance (MSRP $299).

RoadMate 1412
The Magellan RoadMate 1412 adds maps for Canada and Alaska; text-to-speech announcements of street names; and points of interest totalling more than 6 million, including retail, dining, health service and other local business information (MSRP $349).

Magellan RoadMate 1430
The Magellan RoadMate 1430 has the same features as the RoadMate 1412 and adds a fully-integrated live traffic feature that uses real-time traffic update information to display traffic incidents along the driver's route, suggests alternative routes when "fastest time" to destination is selected, and recalculates the expected arrival time based on the monitored traffic. The antenna to receive traffic data is seamlessly integrated into the unit's power cable. A free three-month subscription to Magellan Traffic Service is included with purchase (MSRP $399).

RoadMate 1200 Series
The Magellan RoadMate 1200 Series features a compact-sized 3.5-inch anti-glare touch screen and mirrors the features of the Magellan RoadMate 1400 series, within an even smaller pocket-sized form factor. The Magellan RoadMate 1200 is complimented by the new RoadMate 1212 and RoadMate 1230 (with integrated traffic), which are being premiered at CES (MSRPs: RoadMate 1200 $229, Magellan RoadMate 1212 $299, Magellan RoadMate 1230 $329). "We're developing products at Magellan that are designed to exceed consumer expectations in price, content and connectivity. The Magellan RoadMate brand is an exceptional example of a value-priced line that delivers great GPS performance, unique and compelling features at an introductory price," said Christian Bubenheim, vice president of product marketing, for Magellan.

Magellan RoadMate Series - Specifications
New 4.3-inch WQVGA or 3.5-inch QVGA full-color, anti-glare touch-screen display
Acclaimed easy-to-use, intuitive user interface
Fast and precise Centrality Atlas III GPS chipset
2-D and 3-D map views with auto day/night mode switching
Trip computer and trip planner
QuickSpell intelligently searches and checks spelling when entering addresses
SmartDetour prompts drivers to route around heavy or stationary traffic
SD card slot for maps
USB port for PC connection and in-vehicle power

Magellan RoadMate 1200 - Car adapter
The Magellan RoadMate 1200 ships with a windshield mount and cradle; a 12-volt car power cigarette lighter adapter; an adhesive disk for alternative, on-dash mounting; and a quick reference and user manual.

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