SS what is the rounc sticker lokking thingy on the CD holder thingy door??
You mean "round
king" thingy? (Sorry, I just can;t help myself!
It got washed out by the camera's flash. It's a little three-dimensional Intel logo sticker I pulled off of my badge holder when I left that job a couple of months ago.
I was thinking GPS but are they worth the Bucks??
Is an Av worth the bucks? ?
It all depends on what you get. For driving, the little handheld units don't do much for you. The GPS-V is pretty much the low end for driving. It has a moving map, and normally tells you what street you are approaching. However, it automatically calculates routes, so if you tell it where you want to go, it will tell you how to get there. As you're driving and approaching a turn, it beeps and shows a map of the intersection, showing the turn you must make.
For driving around town, it's nice. For long trips, it's essential. It has a large database of points of interest, including campgrounds, parks, restaurants, shopping, services, etc. You can search for nearby food, shopping, hotel, or whatever, and it will take you to it.
It doesn't always pick the absolute best route (around town I can sometimes find a better way), but it does get you where you want to go. But even around town, I have my set way of going places, and when I followed the GPS I did find a few routes that were better than my old ways.
I used to use an external serial unit hooked up to my laptop when I went on trips. The little dash-mounted unit is much more convenient, and it's there all the time. I can also pull it out of the dash (I put it in with velcro) unplug the power and antenna lines, and then use it hand-held on batteries.
I love it, and think it's worth it. You gotta make your own decision. Check out the thread I linked to in my previous post.