It does everything but drive the car

By Mir
March 28, 2011

I am not afraid to admit my deep dependence on my beloved GPS unit. I used to be the person who gets lost all the time; now I am just the person who talks about the miracle of GPS technology all the time. I think this is preferable.

Today the Amazon Gold Box holds the Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM, a 5″ widescreen GPS unit with lifetime maps and traffic. So basically, this one has all the bells and whistles, and I have to say, I will never again buy a unit that doesn’t have lifetime maps. We finally got one that does and it’s magical to be able to plug it in and get updates for free. (Our first GPS, they wanted almost as much for the map update as the unit cost. No thanks!)

Anyway, today you can get this fancy-schmancy Magellan for just $120 shipped—a good $60 cheaper than you can find it anywhere else. Of course, if you’re one of those “I’ve got a map in my head” sorts of people, I don’t even want to talk to you.

1 Comment

  1. I think that GPS units have done for driving what cell phones did for remembering phone numbers. I’m not complaining, mind you, but I can’t give anyone directions to anywhere.

    We are moving to Europe this summer and have been looking for a new GPS that includes those maps. Seems like it’ll be cheaper to buy a new one than buy the updates for our old one. I didn’t even know that they offered units with free lifetime updates, so thanks for the tip!

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