Three new VIERA TVs could soon be headed to a kitchen near you, after Panasonic today outed their latest range designed for sticky-fingered chefs. The Panasonic VIERA DMP-BV300, DMP-HV200 and DMP-HV150 all come with a 10.1 inch 1024 x 600…
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The forces of Navman and Mio have united to form the imaginatively titled company known as Mio Navman. Well, it could have been Navman Mio, couldn’t it? Whichever way around, this personal navigation device conglomerate has launched a range known as the Navman Spirit.
We’re looking at three core models with a few variations in between but essentially, we’re talking about the 3.5-inch Spirit 300, the 4.7-inch Spirit 500 and the 4.7-inch ultra thin Spirit Flat. Each comes with a GPS link to the ATIS traffic service to keep you warned of any hotspots as they happen and your route guidance will adjust accordingly.
You get Trumap views, meaning there’s more of a 3D angle on the display for a more obvious look at the road; NavPix photo navigation using images uploaded to the system by the community and they’ve added a walking mode too.
One of the nicer new touches is the Explore mode which lets you take a quick look at what attractions are in your local area and the larger models feature a Google search. It works by Bluetooth with your mobile and using whatever data services your phone can manage – tethering, basically but you only get that with the Spirit 500 and upwards.
The most important improvement for me, though, is the touchscreens which actually work this time around. They’re smooth, effortless and you can change between the Spirit Slide Touch or button press only.
They’re all out this month, starting from approx £120, but the real gem of the show was the Navman V735 prototype that they saved till last. Take a look…
And, yes, that does mean it’ll pick up all 36 Freeview channels.
Mio Navman Store
Maplin has announced its latest portable gadget, ideal if you don’t want to miss telly while on the go.
The set can receive both analogue and digital channels, committing 1,250 of them to memory (should you be able to find that many channels) for quick recall…
This portable, 2.7" QVA TV is probably going to get itself smashed rather promptly, thanks to coming with a selection of insults aimed at the user. Turn the volume up and it complains. Adjust the picture settings and it complains. Now you can feel put upon and repressed more than ever before!