Gift Guide – GPS/Car Tech

  • CrunchGear's Best of 2008 plus the People's Choice

    CrunchGear's Best of 2008 plus the People's Choice

    Welcome to CrunchGear's Gala Best of 2008 Awards featuring the Best Gear, Gadgets, and Software of 2008. Best of all, we tallied your responses and collated them in the People's Choice awards. Now that I'm wearing my tux, let's get right to the awards. Read More

  • Review: Infiniti EX35 Crossover

    Review: Infiniti EX35 Crossover

    The gadgetry in the Infiniti EX35 we tested was intense. Not only is there XM Satellite Radio there is a Bose sound system, front and rear curb sensors, and an amazing external viewing system that initially took my breath away. After driving around in a 2000 Beetle for six years, hopping into the $35,000 EX35 was like visiting Epcot Center after riding around on a carnival merry-go-round for most… Read More

  • Review: Mio Knight Rider GPS

    Review: Mio Knight Rider GPS

    There are lots of GPS units out there, talking to lots of drivers.  Some people may even enjoy the voices produced by their GPS units. But only the Mio Knight Rider GPS can speak to you in the voice of William Daniels, the original voice of KITT from the Knight Rider television show. Sure, it’s gimmicky, but it’s also a lot of fun to hear Daniels’ voice giving you turn-by-turn… Read More

  • Review: Navigon 2100 Max GPS

    Review: Navigon 2100 Max GPS

    Navigon 2100 Max Navigon made waves not long ago by introducing GPS units with free map upgrades for a one-time fee, unique among entry-level GPS units. The 2100 Max is an inexpensive in-car GPS add-on with many high-end features, including text to speech, comprehensive POI database, and upgradable maps. Read More

  • Review: Dash GPS

    [photopress:scaled.IMG_1689.JPG,full,pp_image] It’s not every day that I find a product that threatens to completely change an entrenched, mass-market segment. Perhaps the Kindle and the iPhone are two recent examples, but in mass market terms those two devices are oddities, two exquisite outliers that will change the way we read and make phone calls in the years to come but in terms of… Read More

  • Review: Trimble Outdoors GPS Pack

    Review: Trimble Outdoors GPS Pack

    Most GPS devices are car-centric. They assume their owners will be glued to a steering wheel for hours a day, requiring turn-by-turn directions to new destinations at a moment’s notice. Apparently their ideal consumer is a mafia hit man or traveling salesman because their products are geared towards going from point A to the New Jersey marshlands via highways and byways and not over woodland… Read More

  • Review: TeleNav GPS Receiver

    Review: TeleNav GPS Receiver

    I’ve had a couple weeks to fiddle around with TeleNav’s Bluetooth GPS receiver and there isn’t a whole lot to review other than the fact that it works great. It immediately synced with my T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve which is sans GPS via Bluetooth and I was on my merry way. Of course, it didn’t work while in NYC, which is sort of a given so I had to wait until I was outside… Read More