ESCORT Inc. announced the release of the PASSPORT iQ, the world’s first and only convergence of radar detection, GPS navigation, optional Bluetooth technology, and more.

Combining the benefits of ticket protection (against radar, laser, red light and speed camera ticketing) and GPS navigation (voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions and optional live traffic), the all new PASSPORT iQ represents the most innovative and fully integrated driving accessory available today.

ESCORT Inc., the leading manufacturer of premium automotive electronic accessories and maker of the world’s best radar and laser detectors, today announced the release of the PASSPORT iQ which sets the standard for protecting consumers from unwanted tickets and guiding them safely to their destination.

The all-new patented PASSPORT iQ is the world’s first and only driving accessory that integrates radar/laser detection and GPS navigation, and also provides important driving information, such as speed traps and speed limit data, in a single compact device.

“We are excited about providing the first convergence of state-of-the art radar and laser detection, 3D GPS navigation, red light and speed camera notifications, speed limit information, and much more,” said John Larson, ESCORT president and CEO. “The PASSPORT iQ™ is your ultimate driving companion.” Read the rest of this entry »

Magellan Premium Car Kit Is Forward Compatible With IPHONE 4

Adjustable Cradle Provides Complete Hands-Free Navigation Solution for the iPhone and iPod Touch

The Premium Car Kit GPS car mount by Magellan, one of the leaders in GPS navigation, is adjustable to fit the new iPhone 4.

The innovative vehicle mount works with any GPS navigation application and provides a built-in GPS receiver for improved navigation accuracy.  This Premium Car Kit also features an amplified speaker for crystal clear turn by turn directions and enhanced Bluetooth hands-free calling.
Features of the Premium Car Kit include the following:

  • Compatible with iPhone 4, 3G, and 3Gs
  • Compatible with iPod touch 2G
  • Secure vehicle mounting for iPhone or iPod touch
  • Integrated GPS receiver which boosts the iPhone GPS signal and provides GPS information for the iPod Touch.
  • Noise canceling microphone for hands-free, full duplex speakerphone operation (requires Bluetooth enabled phone.)
  • Accommodates most silicon skins and hard shell cases
  • Adjustable mount securely rotates iPhone to either portrait or landscape mode for optimal positioning and widescreen route display
  • Recharges battery via the vehicle power outlet
  • Amplified speaker with volume control for loud and clear phone calls and directions
  • Auxiliary audio output (for connection to your car stereo)
  • Works with all iPhone/iPod GPS navigation applications (including the Magellan RoadMate for iPhone application)
  • Available now, the car kit retails for $129.99 MSRP and is available at, Best Buy, and

Rugged, Waterproof Navigation Devices Are Designed to Enable Recording, Geotagging and Sharing of Outdoor Adventures

Magellan unveiled the next generation of its award-winning, rugged eXplorist handheld GPS devices for the outdoor recreation market.

The new eXplorist 510, 610 and 710 devices allow adventurers to navigate to outdoor destinations worldwide, capture geotagged photos along the way, and share their experiences online when they return home. Each eXplorist model combines high-sensitivity GPS, an intuitive user interface, easy-to-read mapping and accurate navigation. The new series of handheld GPS units are being revealed at the OutDoor Trade Fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany, and will be available to consumers in North America, Europe, and many other countries worldwide in the 4th quarter, 2010.

“With the popularity of social networks, the GPS industry is shifting towards more online experience sharing,” said Justin Doucette, Director, Outdoor Product Marketing, Magellan. “There are many sites that allow for geographic and multimedia data to be posted and shared with others. The eXplorist series allows users to bring their adventures home with them, catalog for future reference, and share online with family and friends.”

All three new eXplorist handheld GPS units come equipped with a camera, microphone, and speaker to enable users to record and share their adventures with friends. Read the rest of this entry »

Magellan RoadMate 1700: Large vehicle navigation solution

Magellan offers the Magellan RoadMate 1700 as a solution to the navigation challenges facing drivers of larger vehicles.  Although it is at home in any size vehicle, the Magellan RoadMate 1700 is uniquely designed for large vehicles such as RVs, Trucks, SUVs and minivans.

The Magellan RoadMate 1700 is designed to make driving and navigating larger vehicles easier and safer.  The extra large 7-inch WVGA full-color display provides four times the standard screen area for enhanced readability allowing the driver to spend more time with their eyes on the road and less on the screen. The Highway Lane Assist feature positions the driver in the proper lane for upcoming lane changes and exits – critical advance notice for larger vehicles. Magellan’s OneTouch user interface gives you instant access to your favorite addresses and searches.

“The Magellan RoadMate 1700 was created for large vehicle drivers to make their journeys safer and easier,” said Mike Wagner, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Magellan. “With its extra large color touch screen, built-in AAA TourBook® and Roadside Assistance, optional extension mount and CoPilot trucker software (sold separately), the Magellan RoadMate 1700 is the ideal travel companion for SUVs, family vacations in the RV or even commercial truck drivers.” Read the rest of this entry »

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