October 31, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
There are enough distractions on the road, without affixing one to your dashboard. Still, we love the time/gas saver that is GPS. We love Magellan’s Maestro 4350 even more, since it provides all of the magic of GPS in one-touch access.
Apparently, it’s actually OneTouch—a patented feature that puts your favorite destinations and searches into one button. Of course, it also has a live-traffic receiver (subscription required) with a new interface to give you the best alternative route. There’s also a “pedestrian mode,” if you want to put your legs to the test and take the best/same route.
“The OneTouch menu delivers revolutionary new screen flow and ease of use that is designed to maximize functionality while reducing driver distraction,” said Mike Wagner, Magellan’s senior director of product marketing. “One benefit of the OneTouch interface is the ability to pre-program the unit to find a specific brand of business, wherever they are, with a simple click. When a traveler is ready to find their favorite cup of coffee, they click on the OneTouch button they created and the GPS unit immediately finds the closest location options and routes for their selection.”
The Maestro 4350 also has audio, video and photo features. One thing it doesn’t have: an official price. However, Electronista says it’s in the $500 range.
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