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Maplin puts music, GPS in one budget unit

updated 03:30 pm EDT, Tue May 1, 2007

Maplin A05GW GPS Unit

Maplin today began pressing hard for a truly affordable blend of GPS and music with its A05GW receiver. The GPS unit covers all the core functions of mapping systems, including a fast SiRFStar III chipset and 2D/3D modes on its 3.5-inch touchscreen. However, it also doubles as a dedicated music player for the whole car as well as individuals; the rare inclusion of a wireless remote lets those in the back seat change tracks, and a lithium-ion battery lets it operate as a GPS unit for three hours or for longer as a jukebox.

A solitary model is available for the comparatively low price of 100 ($200) with 64MB of built-in memory as well as maps for all of the UK; the A05GW can also use SD cards up to 2GB in size to hold music and expand its map database for other areas. [via Tech Digest]




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