Pocket LOOX N100: Lightweight GPS and MP3 gadget

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What do you need most when you’re on the move and not entirely sure where you’re supposed to be going?

Music and a map.

That’s where the Fujitsu-Siemens Pocket LOOX N100 Series personal navigation assistant (PNA). It’s a very light (110g) and small (89 mm x 62 mm x 16 mm) device – the world’s smallest, FJ claim – so it’s quite able to be slipped into a rucksack or attached to a cycle or motorbike.

It’s navigation magic is courtesy of NAVIGON’s MobileNavigator|6 software; the latest version features an intuitive interface with detailed maps of 37 European countries.

With its integrated high-performance GPS module SiRFstar III, the Pocket LOOX N100 Series features an optional Traffic Message Channel (TMC) module that keeps the driver away from traffic jams.

It also features a 1Gb MP3 player that can handle MP3, AAC and WMA formats, so you can keep your music close at hand without needing two devices.

And for the fashion conscious, it comes with a series of interchangeable coloured front covers, so it’ll match your trekking gear…

It’s officially launched tomorrow with a price of €299, and should be widely available by August.

Andy Merrett