Magellan this week introduced a new 2012-model line of portable car GPS devices ranging from $99 to $169. The top three models in the series have large, 5-inch (diagonal) screens. In addition to the features we've become used to in car GPS, including spoken-street-name directions and product-lifetime free map updates, the new Magellans have innovative functions such as parking availability and traffic camera alerts.
"The new Magellan RoadMate 2210, 2210T, 2220-LM, 2230T-LM, 5220-LM, 5230T-LM and 5235T-LM models feature 'Landmark Guidance' which gives drivers an easier way to navigate to their destinations," states Magellan. "Instead of presenting the driver only with street names that may be hard to locate and read, the Magellan RoadMate GPS tells drivers to turn at familiar landmarks such as gas stations, banks, stores or other large, easily-seen places."
These new models also include a built-in AAA TourBook, which I have found to be very useful, and a step above a simple web search for finding out the real story on hotels and attractions. Image © Magellan