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Clarion portable navigation device

Mark Peters
CES report
Monday 14th, January 2008
Posted by: Mark Peters

Clarion announced the next generation portable navigation device, EZDrive is as easy-to-use as the name implies. Clarion’s EZD580 has a 4.3 inch touch-panel screen, built-in rechargeable battery and intuitive operational control. Clarion’s EZDrive is the ultimate navigation unit. With simple destination input, turn-by-turn voice prompts, text-to-speech operation and selectable route guidance this unit is all about convenience. It even has instant recall of previous destinations and includes an astounding 12 million points of interest in its database.

Portable navigation

Clarion EZD580 navigation - Bluetooth
Clarion’s EZD580 portable navigation device incorporates the latest innovative technologies, including 2GB NAND RAM Flash Memory, built-in 64MB RAM with built-in Bluetooth audio streaming, remote control, hands-free and headset profiles (A2DP/ AVRCP/ HSP/ HFP) and SiRF Star III GPS antenna.

Clarion EZDrive navigation - Memory card
The EZD580 is an invaluable tool for navigating anywhere throughout the USA and Canada. It offers many capabilities such as RDS-TMC Ready (via NAVRDS accessory), SD/SDHC MMC card interface from cards up to 4GB, allows MP3/ WMA music playback and picture viewer/ slide show.

Clarion portable navigation - Availability
“We are very excited to offer such an advanced portable navigation system. This year we doubled the memory size, added 4 times the POI’s, feature text-to-speech and Bluetooth audio streaming and remote control profiles,” states, Bronson Peng, Clarion’s Product Planning Manager. Peng explains, “It is small, easy-to-use and now includes 12 million points of interest. The EZDrive will get you anywhere you want to go.” The Clarion EZDrive (EZD580) portable navigation device will launch in Spring 2008.

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