Monday, July 20, 2015

TRIDENT CASE™ INTRODUCES INDUSTRY’S TOUGHEST & SLIMMEST LINE-UP OF HD AND PRIVACY SCREEN PROTECTORS FOR SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS

 
TRIDENT CASE INTRODUCES INDUSTRY’S TOUGHEST & SLIMMEST LINE-UP OF HD AND PRIVACY SCREEN PROTECTORS FOR SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS
ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA, July 16, 2015 – Dedicated to providing customers with ultimate mobile device protection, Trident Case™, designer and manufacturer of innovative and rugged education, business and lifestyle case solutions, today announced their all-new Athena Series™ of HD Tempered Glass and Privacy Glass screen protectors – the industry’s toughest and thinnest. The Series uses a highly durable, ultra-tough glass that protects screens from scratches, smudges, and glare, all without compromising clarity or function. What’s more, thePrivacy Glass screen protectors, specifically, offer an Exclusive Privacy coating that keeps “prying” eyes from viewing the device’s screen. 
“We leveraged the knowledge and technology accrued over the last five years developing industry-leading device cases and applied it to screen and privacy protectors,” said Trident Vice President of Marketing Vickie Achee. “The end result, our all-new Athena Series, is the market’s toughest and thinnest screen protector!”
The Athena Series, which includes both HD Tempered Glass and Privacy Glass screen protectors, has a 9H-rated surface hardness, meaning they’ll prevent against scratches from virtually all materials, and their enhanced touch sensitivity means you won’t have to sacrifice functionality for protection. What’s more, the anti-glare screen coating makes outdoor reading on your smartphone or tablet far more feasible.
The HD Tempered Glass and Privacy Glass product lines differ only in that Privacy offers an additional coating that prevents screen viewing from an angle of 60 degrees or less.
“Business travelers, students, and commuters often use their mobile devices for either work or entertainment while on-the-go,” continued Achee. “Because of this, it’s critical they protect their screens not only from scratches and smudges but also from wondering eyes and distracting sun-glare. The Athena Series offers this complete protection all without degrading screen sensitivity.”
For smartphones, the .2mm thick Athena Series is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S6, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.  MSRP ranges from $24.95- $29.95 for the HD Tempered Glass screen protector, and $29.95-$34.95 for the Privacy Glass screen protector.
For tablets, the .3mm thick Athena Series is compatible with the Microsoft Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3, Apple iPad Air, and Apple iPad 2/3/4.  MSRP ranged from $39.95 - $44.95 for the HD Tempered Glass screen protector, and $44.95- $54.95 for the Privacy Glass screen protector.
For more information, or to purchase, visit tridentcase.com or email sales@tridentcase.com.
About Trident Case™
Founded in 2010, Ontario, California-based Trident Case™ (www.tridentcase.com) designs, engineers and manufactures the world’s toughest, most heavy-duty cases for mobile devices of all makes, models, shapes and sizes. With six series of protective cases that offer unparalleled protection from drops, scratches, water and dust in environments ranging from classrooms to construction sites, the company manufactures the ideal protection solution for every mobile device. The cases also offer bio-enhanced plastic which are degradable, compostable and recyclable. Trident Case has been committed to manufacturing in the USA since its inception, with plans to grow this program in the coming years. 

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Sennheiser adds MOMENTUM In-Ear Black Chrome to its MOMENTUM range

MOMENTUM sound in a new look: Sennheiser adds MOMENTUM In-Ear Black Chrome to its MOMENTUM range


Old Lyme, Conn., July 9, 2015 – At IFA 2014,Sennheiser expanded its MOMENTUM range with premium ear-canal phones unveiling the MOMENTUM In-Ear. At this year’s IFA Innovations Media Briefing, the audio specialist introduces the new color variant MOMENTUM In-Ear Black Chrome. Beautifully crafted from the highest quality materials, the ear-canal phones feature class-leading proprietary transducer technology that delivers the acclaimed MOMENTUM sound performance in the smallest, most compact form.The MOMENTUM range is inspired by people who follow their visions without compromises: people with MOMENTUM. They take things further and push the world ahead. When it comes to headphones, they demand the uncompromising sound quality, progressive technology and high-quality materials in a product that is built to last. “Answering the needs of those who refuse to make compromises, the MOMENTUM headphone series represents the ultimate fusion of style and substance,” said Charles Cha, Product Manager at Sennheiser Consumer Electronics. “The MOMENTUM In-Ear brings the same level of passion and innovation to ear-canal phones, delivering the ultimate portable MOMENTUM experience.”
Iconic MOMENTUM design language
In line with the iconic, elegant design language of the MOMENTUM range, form follows function with the choice of materials and design of the ear-canal phones. On the outside, the MOMENTUM In-Ear Black Red and the new color variant MOMENTUM In-Ear Black Chrome feature eye-catching good looks which sets them apart – from the premium stainless steel components to the mirror chrome detailing and the silhouette of the elliptical cable which ensures a tangle-free listening experience.

Within, the ear-canal phones feature class-leading proprietary transducer technology newly developed by Sennheiser which carefully replicates the sound signature that characterizes the MOMENTUM range: a powerful bass response, detailed vocal projection and a great sound stage. A custom-machined stainless steel acoustic pipe and high-quality dynamic speaker system support the MOMENTUM In-Ear’s accurate and powerful sound. A perfect fit in the ear canals is ensured through a set of ear adapters in several sizes that provide excellent attenuation from ambient noise.

Using tough impact-resistant polycarbonate and stainless steel for the MOMENTUM In-Ear, Sennheiser has developed very durable ear-canal phones – ensuring that the ultra-portable design can go anywhere and is also robust enough to take the demands of a life on the move.

The MOMENTUM In-Ear features a three-button in-line remote with an integrated mic for controlling music and taking calls. The MOMENTUM In-Ear Black Red is available since September 2014. The new color variant MOMENTUM In-Ear Black Chrome which is introduced at this year’s IFA Innovations Media Briefing will be available starting in September 2015. Both models are available in two variants which are optimized for either Apple iOS or Android and Windows smart devices such as Samsung Galaxy models. Peace of mind is also included with a premium carrying case for safe storage and a 2-year warranty.

About Sennheiser
Audio specialist Sennheiser is one of the world's leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems. Based in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, Sennheiser operates its own production facilities in Germany, Ireland and the USA and is active in more than 50 countries. With 18 sales subsidiaries and long-established trading partners, the company supplies innovative products and cutting-edge audio solutions that are optimally tailored to its customers' needs. Sennheiser is a family owned company that was founded in 1945 and which today has 2,700 employees around the world that share a passion for audio technology. Since 2013, Sennheiser has been managed by Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, the third generation of the family to run the company. In 2014, the Sennheiser Group had sales totalling €635 million. www.sennheiser.com


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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

ASUS Announces the Strix GTX 980 Ti

ASUS Announces the Strix GTX 980 Ti
Fremont, CA (7th July, 2015) - ASUS today announced the Strix GTX 980 Ti , a super-cool new graphics card with pumped gaming performance, perfected manufacturing, and strong fortification for extreme reliability and longevity.

Powered by the latest GeForce® GTX™  980 Ti graphics-processing units (GPUs), the Strix GTX 980 Ti features GPU boost clock speeds of up to 1291MHz in gaming mode and 1317MHz in OC mode, delivering up to 24% faster gaming performance than reference cards in The Witcher® 3. It is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU III with a patented triple wing-blade 0dB fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for cooler and quieter performance.
Cool, silent gameplay: DirectCU III with triple wing-blade 0dB fan designEquipped with ASUS-exclusive DirectCU III cooling technology, the Strix GTX 980 Ti heatsink features two exclusive 10mm direct-GPU-contact heat pipes — outperforming reference designs for gaming performance that’s up to 30% cooler. It has three fans engineered with a patented, new wing-blade design that delivers maximum airflow and static pressure over the heat sink — giving a 105% improvement over fans without wing-blades. This exclusive triple wing-blade design operates at noise levels three times (3X) quieter than reference cards, making DirectCU III the coolest and quietest graphics card-cooling solution available to date. The Strix GTX 980 Ti also features 0dB fan technology, which stops fan rotation completely during lighter gaming sessions — eliminating noise for undisturbed gameplay.

The numerous benefits of ASUS Auto-Extreme technology
ASUS-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology is also utilized on the Strix GTX 980 Ti, the industry’s first 100%-automated manufacturing process that removes human fallibility from the production line – providing a new level of consistency, for improved reliability and guaranteed performance.

Improved overclocking and stability:
 This new manufacturing process allows us to eliminate through-hole components from manufacturing - freeing up space to utilize POSCAP decoupling capacitors, for extended lifespan and improved stability.

Painless installation:
 The absence of through-hole components also makes installation painless for the consumer, as there are no sharp protrusions at the rear of the card.

No dust build up:
 Auto-Extreme technology, negates the need for flux and harsh cleaning chemicals during manufacturing, so there is no sticky flux residue on the graphics card - this helps prevent dust buildup and oxidization on the PCB when the cards is installed in a PC case.

Environmentally friendly:
 Auto-Extreme technology is also environmentally friendly, reducing manufacturing power consumption by up to 50%.

Super Alloy Power II components

The Strix GTX 980 Ti features Super Alloy Power II components that enhance efficiency, reduce power losses, decrease buzzing noise under load, and provide lower temperatures for unsurpassed reliability. The card features a 12+2-phase power design, for improved regulation and lower power noise compared to reference cards built with 8+2-phase power designs.

Complementing its amazing reliability, the Strix GTX 980 Ti is built to be incredibly tough. It comes with a GPU-fortifier and strengthened backplate that provides GPU protection and also prevents the PCB bending over time.

Tweakable and intuitive: GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster

Redesigned with an intuitive, all-new user interface, GPU Tweak II makes gaming and overclocking easier and more visual than ever, while still retaining advanced options for seasoned overclockers. With one click, the new Gaming Booster function maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically. An included 1-year XSplit Gamecaster premium license — a $99 value — lets gamers easily stream or record gameplay via a convenient, in-game overlay.

The final must-have flourish for Strix GTX 980 Ti is the Strix LED that lends a style statement to any system, with pulsating light effects.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS Strix GTX 980 Ti will be available soon at ASUS authorized resellers with an MSRP of $679.99.
SPECIFICATIONS* 

STRIX-GTX980TI-DC3OC-6GD5-GAMING
  • 1216MHz base clock in OC mode
  • 1317MHz boost clock in OC mode
  • DirectCU III with Triple Wing-Blade 0dB Fan design
  • Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II
  • GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster
  • 6GB GDDR5 memory
* Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com
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About ASUS
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion. 


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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Creative Aurvana In-Ear 3 In-Ear-Monitor Review by Jeff Roy

If you like music, you like good sound. And I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like music. Most of us also take our tunes with us on the go. This usually translates into needing a good pair of earbuds, or IEM’s (In Ear Monitors). You will want to turn to a company who knows audio. Enter the Creative Aurvana In-Ear 3. Their Aurvana series is designed for good sound!

Features and specs:
  • SPECIFICATIONS
  • Wearing StyleIn-ear
  • Weight15g (0.5oz)
  • Main FeaturesInline Control, Volume Control
  • Driver SizeDual Balanced Armature
  • Frequency Response10Hz ~ 17kHz
  • Cable Length1.3m / 4.2ft


 The Creative Aurvana In-Ear 3 came shipped in a nice looking printed box with its specs and features listed. And I really liked the clear plastic enclosure on the top so you can see the product. They are mostly made of plastic, and the housing has a shiny mirror finish that almost looks metallic. The cables covered in a braided nylon for durability,, helps to keep them from getting tangled and has in line controls. The tip at the end is gold plated.  The quality of materials used appeared very good, as was the fit and finish. They seemed to be a well made product. Also included in the box were owner’s manual, carry case, additional sized tips, was loop and airline adapter.

I really liked the design and functionality of the Creative Aurvana In-Ear 3. They feature dual balanced armatures for improved sound. One of them handles the highs and the other one handles the low frequencies. And the tip comes out of the housing at an angle for an improved fit in your ears, and it really works well! The in-line mic and volume controls are designed to work with Android, iOS and Windows. I also liked the inclusion of multiple sized tips, so you can get the best fit. The better the fit, the better the sound. They advertised 98% noise isolation. That seemed high for a passive product, but a good fit did give great isolation that was closer to that than I expected.


They have an MSRP of $149. With that aggressive of a price point, I was excited to hear how well they sound. That is a great price for having dual drivers. Especially with in line controls, and all of the included accessories. Let’s see how well they sound.

Fresh Aire's: Going To Another Place, the percussion and strings were extremely crisp and clean.  The flute was smooth with good air. Piano sounded natural, drums had good kick and dynamics.  The soundstage was quite large and imaging was good as well.  Michael Jackson: Don't Stop Til You Get Enough, the vocals were smooth, percussion was crisp and clean.  Horns were natural and not overly brassy.  The guitar had very good resolution.  There was A LOT of different instruments going on, and they all came thru wonderfully!  No Doubt: Hella Good, the kick drum had real punch with nice depth.  Percussion was crisp and really dynamic.  Vocals were natural and smooth.  There was a lot of energy and it all came out.  Junior Wells: Why Are People Like That, the vocals were natural with good texture and harmonics.  Harmonica was dynamic with nice resolution.  Bass had nice low end extension.  The piano sounded very natural as well.  


I was very impressed with the entire package that you get with the Creative Aurvana In-Ear 3. They are a well made product, and include all the accessories you need to get the best use of them. And the sound they deliver was very good. Based on their design, features, quality and performance the Creative Aurvana In-Ear 3 has earned our Recommended Award. For more info and complete specs, check out their website at www.us.creative.com.



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Friday, June 26, 2015

KICKER® Country Stampede to Feature Chart-Topping Artists This Week

KICKER® Country Stampede to Feature Chart-Topping Artists This Week

STILLWATER, USA – The KICKER® Country Stampede Music Festival has again filled its roster with award winners, chart toppers, and music legends to entertain the nearly 170,000 fans that attend the four-day event. This will be the third consecutive year KICKER has sponsored the country-music and camping festival that rocks Tuttle Creek State Park and Manhattan, Kan., June 25-28
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KICKER is the title sponsor of the festival, and just as in previous years, the performers will be presented with a collection of KICKER products during the show to fill their tour buses with great sound. The artists will receive their giveaways in front of everyone on the massive Starscreen, displaying to the crowd at five times larger than life.

“This event is a great way to have some of our sales reps and dealers observe and connect with music-loving consumers,” said Kevin Campbell, KICKER Director of Global Marketing. “If they aren’t already, these are our future customers.”

The KICKER XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) tractor-trailer will be in attendance, fully loaded with product, vehicles and prizes to give away to lucky concert-goers. The XRV will also be engaging music fans with its unrelenting “Boom Room” filled with subwoofers that will knock them off their feet.

Blake Shelton, winner of the CMA’s Male Vocalist-of-the-Year and coach on TV’s “The Voice,” will be headlining Saturday night following a performance by country powerhouse Sara Evans, who is touring for her new album Slow Me Down. Mega-star country duo Florida Georgia Line will bring its creative musical blend to headline on Friday night. Returning to the Stampede will be rising-star Thomas Rhett, who has performed two straight years at the festival. Travis Tritt is no stranger to the stage and is a welcomed addition to round out an already impressive lineup.

For more information on the KICKER Country Stampede, fans can follow KICKER at facebook.com/kickeraudio, twitter.com/kickeraudio, or Instagram.com/kickeraudio. They can also visit countrystampede.com.


KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio.


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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

EVGA SuperNOVA 850, 750, and 650 P2 Power Supplies – Platinum Performance

EVGA SuperNOVA 850, 750, and 650 P2 Power Supplies – Platinum Performance
 
24 June 2015 – The unbeatable performance of the EVGA SuperNOVA P2 power supply line is now available in 850, 750, and 650 watt versions. Based on the award-winning P2 power supplies, these units feature 80 Plus Platinum rated efficiency, and clean, continuous power to every component. The ECO Control Fan system offers fan modes to provide absolutely zero fan noise during low to medium load operations. Backed by an award-winning 10 year warranty, and 100% Japanese capacitor design, the EVGA SuperNOVA 850, 750, and 650 P2 power supplies offer unbeatable performance at an unbeatable value.
 
·         80 PLUS Platinum certified, with 92% (115VAC) / 94% (220VAC~240VAC) efficiency or higher under typical loads
·         Unbeatable 10 Year Warranty and unparalleled EVGA Customer Support
·         Highest quality Japanese brand capacitors ensure long-term reliability
·         Fully Modular to reduce clutter and improve airflow
·         NVIDIA SLI and AMD Crossfire Ready
·         Double Ball Bearing fan for exceptional reliability and quiet operation
·         Heavy-duty protections, including OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OPP (Over Power Protection), and SCP (Short Circuit Protection)
 
Learn more about EVGA SuperNOVA 850, 750, and 650 P2 Power Supplies, here:
 
 
About EVGA 
EVGA is the #1 NVIDIA authorised partner in channel sales throughout North America and UK. Based on the philosophy of intelligent innovation, market knowledge, and the real time operation, EVGA continues to identify the need in the market place and providing the solution to that need. By offering product differentiation, 24/7 tech support, a 90 day Step-Up programme, and other customer focused programmes, EVGA is a clear leader in all categories: etail, retail, distribution, and system integration. With headquarters in Brea, CA, EVGA’s global coverage includes EVGA GmbH in Munich, EVGA LATAM in Miami, and EVGA Hong Kong. For further information online about EVGA, visit:  http://eu.evga.com/


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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Get in the Game: Audio-Technica Is Now Shipping Its ATH-PG1 and ATH-PDG1 Premium Gaming Headsets


 
Get in the Game: Audio-Technica Is Now Shipping Its ATH-PG1 and ATH-PDG1 Premium Gaming Headsets
 
STOW, OH, June 22, 2015 - Audio-Technica is now shipping its ATH-PG1 and ATH-PDG1 Premium Gaming Headsets, two high-performance closed-back and open-air headphones that combine immersive sound quality with gaming-centric features like swiveling detachable microphones and compatibility with computers, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (with adapter).

"When it comes to gaming headsets, it's all about being drawn into the gaming experience," said Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica Consumer Marketing Manager. "Our ATH-PG1 and ATH-PDG1 are designed to place players completely into the virtual sonic reality of the playing environment with deep bass and superior midrange and treble definition, while providing the gaming-specific features and cross-platform compatibility that serious gamers demand."
 
The ATH-PG1 features a closed-back design for sonic isolation and total immersion into the gaming soundspace. Its 44 mm drivers deliver powerful sound with exceptional clarity, precise imaging and extreme dynamic range. The headset is constructed from lightweight materials and features a soft leather headband and earpads for total comfort even during long playing sessions.

The ATH-PDG1 is ideal for listeners who prefer the natural sound and feel of open-air headphones, thanks to its 40 mm drivers with CCAW (copper-clad aluminum wire) voice coils, tuned to reproduce all the lively sonic detail today's games have to offer. The headphones' lightweight honeycomb aluminum casing provides a spacious yet impactful, three-dimensional sound field and the ATH-PDG1's soft leather earpads and headband assure long-wearing comfort no matter how long players are in the game.

The ATH-PG1 and ATH-PDG1 both come equipped with a built-in flexible, 6-inch boom microphone (with locking mute capability) for crystal-clear in-game voice communication with other players. The mic, with its 4-foot cable and in-line volume and mute control, can be detached and replaced with a 4-foot smartphone cable, which includes its own mic and portable-device controller. This cable transforms the headphones into a standard pair of on-the-go headphones that are perfect for answering calls and controlling audio and video on smartphones and other portable devices.

Both headsets are also supplied with an additional 6-1/2-foot extension cable that terminates in two 3.5 mm mini-plugs for headphone and mic and works with either of the two 4-foot cables to provide increased cable length when gaming on a computer.

The ATH-PG1 and ATH-PDG1 are compatible with the PlayStation® PS4 TM, iPad®, iPhone TM, laptops and desktop computers. They are also compatible with the Xbox One using the Xbox one Stereo Headset Adapter found at www.xbox.com.

The Audio-Technica ATH-PG1 and ATH-PDG1 Premium Gaming Headsets are currently available at a suggested retail price of US$199.95 for either model. Also available are the ATH-AG1 and ATH-ADG1 High-Fidelity Gaming Headsets both at a suggested retail price of US$299.95. All gaming headsets come with a two-year warranty.
  
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Click here for ATH-PG1 and ATH-PDG1 profiles and downloadable high-res photos.

Also see more here:
- Audio-Technica Gaming Headsets Microsite
- Audio-Technica Promotional Video: "Always Listening to the Music That Moves Us"
- Additional News Releases
 
 
 
 
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Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is renowned worldwide for a broad range of consumer and professional audio products, including high-performance headphones, microphones, wireless systems, turntables and phono cartridges. Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica designs and manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for major concert tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, theaters, house-of-worship venues, and consumer applications. Learn more at www.audio-technica.com.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Magellan RoadMate 5375T-LMB GPS Receiver Review by Jeff Roy

I can’t remember the last time I pulled out a paper map to find my way somewhere. GPS receivers have been the norm for finding your way around for many years now and while more and more vehicles come with GPS receivers built in, those are still not the vast majority. And while it’s easy to pull out your cell phone for that functionality, it’s not the safest.   Stand alone receivers also give more features. Enter the Magellan RoadMate 5375T-LMB.

Features and specs:

·  3D Buildings: Selected buildings and landmarks are rendered in 3D to provide a more realistic view of your surroundings
·  Bluetooth: The Bluetooth connection turns your GPS device into a hands-free speaker phone
·  Free Lifetime Map Updates: Real-time, traffic updates sent directly to your GPS unit to avoid traffic jams and other delays.
·  Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts: Real-time traffic updates sent directly to your GPS unit to avoid traffic jams and other delays.
·  Portrait/Landscape Mode: Two viewing modes adapt to your personal viewing preference. Landscape mode provides an improved peripheral view of your surroundings; while Portrait mode provides an extended view of the road ahead.
·  Junction View: Realistic images of freeway signs and arrows guide you to the correct lane to make driving easier, safer and less stressful
·  Best Parking: Provides parking garage locations, hours of operation and directions to the entrance
·  Landmark Guidance: Receive directions using landmarks as your guide versus street names, making it a more intuitive way to navigate
·  5” Touch Screen Display: Large display with day and night views for easy visibility.
·  Traffic Camera Alerts by PhantomALERT: Receive audible and visual warnings of red light and speed cameras along your route
·  Speed Limit Warning: Manage your speed along your route with optional settings for visual and audible alerts
·  OneTouch™ Favorites Menu: Personalize your travel experience with icons of your favorite places and searches. Magellan’s exclusive OneTouch user interface offers ease-of-use and the detailed touches that deliver a superior user experience
·  Spoken Street Names: Hear the names of the streets called out in the voice navigation
·  Quickspell: Magellan's patented method of helping you enter in addresses correctly - even if you are not sure of the spelling
·  7 Million Points of Interest: Make it easy to find gas stations, restaurants, ATMs, coffee shops, and much more
·  Highway Exit POIs: Find gas stations and rest areas along your route while you are navigating
·  Multi-Destination Routing: Plan your entire afternoon or driving vacation with all your stops in one route
·  Built-in Maps: A wealth of detail in millions of points of interest as you travel the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico
·  Automatic re-route: Missed the turn? It happens to the best of us. Quickly get back on track with auto re-route
·  Customizable Route Method: Select shortest distance, fastest time, most use of freeways, or least use of freeways
·  Address Book: You can definitely get there from here! Create and store personal points of interest and skip repeated address entry.
·  Auto Night View: Adjusts color and contrast for easy night viewing

Device
·         Dimensions (English):  5.6" x 3.4" x .59"
·         Dimensions (Metric):  142 mm x 86 mm x 15 mm
·         Weight (English):  6.1 oz
·         Weight (Metric):  173 grams
·         Battery Type:  Li-ion (integrated)
·         Battery Life:  2 Hours
·         Speaker:  Yes
·         Temperature Range (F):  14F to 158F
·         Temperature Range (C):  -10C to 70C
·         Audio/Video Input:  Yes
·         SD Slot:  Yes
Screen
·         Display Resolution:, WxHWQVGA
·         Screen Size:  5.0"
·         Display Type:  Color, Transmissive
·         Touch Screen:  Yes
GPS & Sensors
·         GPS Accuracy:  3-5 Meters
·         High-Sensitivity GPS:  Yes
·         Antenna Type:  Multidirectional Patch
Mapping & Navigation
·         Preloaded Maps:  US, Canada, Puerto Rico
·         Points of Interest:  7M
·         Turn-by-Turn Routing:  Yes
·         Lifetime Traffic Alerts:  Yes
·         Highway Lane Assist:  Yes
·         Map Updates:  Lifetime
·         Multi-Destination Routing:  Yes
·         OneTouch Favorites Menu:  Yes
·         Speed Limits:  Yes
·         Spoken Street Names:  Yes
·         Branded POIs:  Yes
·         POIs Along Route:  Yes
·         Smart City Search:  Yes
·         Smart Detour:  Yes
·         QWERTY/ABCD Keyboard:  Yes
·         Find Your Car:  Yes
·         Landscape/Portrait Mode:  Yes
·         Landmark Guidance:  Yes
·         Junction view:  Yes
·         Best Parking:  Yes
·         Traffic Camera Alerts by PhantomALERT:  Yes
Camera
Transmitter
Receiver
User Generated Content
Training
Interface & Communications
·         USB Port:  USB 2.0
·         PC Compatible:  Yes
·         MAC Compatible:  Yes
·         Bluetooth:  Yes

  


The Magellan RoadMate 5375T-LMB came in a nice looking, color printed box. Opening the box revealed all the accessories including the owner’s manual, power cord, and window mount. The construction was mostly plastic, a very good quality and very good fit and finish. Build quality was very good, as it appeared and felt solid while holding it in my hand.  The layout was very functional and easy to use. On the top is the power button. A single speaker was on the back with other connections on the side. The connections were for; power, AV and micro SD card. This allows you to use it as a stand alone longer for video or for photos.

I really liked the features on the Magellan RoadMate 5375T-LMB. All GPS receivers will give you the ability to find locations as well as points of interest. Many will also include lifetime free map updates. The Magellan RoadMate 5375T-LMB also includes this feature. But a less common feature that is also found on the Magellan RoadMate 5375T-LMB are the red light and speed cameras warnings. Unless you like getting tickets, this is a very handy feature to have!

I was excited to put the Magellan RoadMate 5375T-LMB to the test.  Having reviewed their products in the past, Magellan has yet to disappoint. And having now reviewed their 5375T-LMB,  I can say that is still true. The speaker was sufficiently loud, even at it’s preset level, so I didn’t have to adjust it at all. The audible directions were easy to understand and follow, although some of the pronunciations were amusing. I used it on a trip to Vegas, and in one set of directions I was told to take the Reno exit, but it was pronounced like Re-Now exit. Nothing against the product, just an amusing twist. Lane guidance was also very nice. The audible directions told us which lane to be in and the display will also clearly tell you which lane to use for where you need to go. I also completely forgot about the stop light camera feature, until once approaching a stop light, I received an audible warning, “stop light camera ahead.” I never had a problem with misdirection after entering in an address and setting it on task to get me there. And for a GPS receiver, that’s one of the best complements you can give.


I guess you could say, I was pleasantly unsurprised with the Magellan RoadMate 5375T-LMB.  Magellan makes an excellent product that works well and as advertised. That is what I have come to see with present and past Magellan products. Their reputation is important and they don’t just sit on past laurels. They are a company I would consider a safe bet. If you are looking for a particular product and don’t know who to buy, Magellan is always a safe choice. That is why I said I was pleasantly unsurprised. It is what I have come to expect from Magellan. Based on their design features, quality, and performance. They have earned our Highly Recommended award. For more info and complete specs, check out their website at www.magellangps.com.



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