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266 pages

Road maps to prosperity, essays on growth and development

Creator: Andrés Solimano | Business & Economics - 1996-12-01

Country and Regional Experiences 6. Old and New Growth Theories: Some Illustrations for Latin America and East Asia 145 Vittorio Corbo 1. Economic Growth under Alternative Development Strategies: Latin America from the 1940s to the ...

Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr

About this book
The 1990s are witnessing a revitalization of analytical work and policy interest on themes of economic growth, savings generation, capital formation, and long-run development. The contributions to this volume, from leading scholars in the field, set out to examine critical issues in late-twentieth-century development.The essays in the first part of the book critically review and expand recent contributions on growth and development issues. The new growth economics is analyzed in proper analytical and historical perspective by looking at the main contributions developed during the last two centuries. The complex links between savings, investment, and growth are examined through a careful review of the existing analytical and empirical literature in the field. Open questions and puzzles are considered. Development theory is subject to closer scrutiny by highlighting new directions for research and policy analysis using recent contributions in growth and trade theory, institutional economics, and social processes. The elements of a "strategic growth approach," building upon the successes and failures of both state-led and market-driven growth experiences, are discussed.The second part of the volume is devoted to analysis of the varied experience with economic growth and development in Latin America, East Asia, and the OECD in the last three decades. Themes studied include the causes of golden ages versus growth crisis in different periods and regions, the growth response to policy reform in Latin America and East Asia, growth convergence in the OECD, and the role of finance in development.Featuring a roster of international--and internationally known--contributors, this volume will be important reading for economists concerned with economic growth in developing countries.Andrés Solimano is Executive Director for Chile, Inter-American Development Bank.



368 pages

Your Money Or Your Life, 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence

Creator: Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez, Monique Tilford | Business & Economics - 2008-12-10

THE MONEY TRAP: THE OLD ROAD MAP FOR MONEY 1 Douglas LaBier, Modern Madness ( Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1986), as discussed in Cindy Skrzycki, “Is There Life After Success?” Washington Post Weekly, July 31–August 6, ...

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

About this book
“The seminal guide to the new morality of personal money management” (Los Angeles Times(on the first edition))In an age of great economic uncertainty when everyone is concerned about money and how they spend what they have, this new edition of the bestselling Your Money or Your Life is an essential read. With updated resources, an easy-to-use index, and anecdotes and examples particularly relevant today—it tells you how to: • get out of debt and develop savings• reorder material priorities and live well for less• resolve inner conflicts between values and lifestyle• save the planet while saving money• and much moreIn Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Robin shows readers how to gain control of their money and finally begin to make a life, rather than just make a living.



200 pages

Hiking Shenandoah National Park, 3rd

Creator: Bert Gildart, Jane Gildart | Sports & Recreation - 2006-01-01

1 6 Old Rag A climb to the top of one of the park's most famous peaks, with incredible views from the summit. ... We recommend using a good road map, such as the Virginia Altas and Gazetteer. If you're in the North District of the park , ...

Publisher: Falcon Guides

About this book
Completely updated, this edition provides detailed descriptions and maps of fifty-nine of the best hikes in the park. From easy day hikes to strenuous backpacking trips, this guide will provide readers with all the latest information they need to plan virtually any type of hiking adventure in the park..


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  • Melissa & Doug

    Melissa & Doug USA Map 51 pcs Floor Puzzle

    Toy (Melissa & Doug)

    Rating (228 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Melissa & Doug

    A Unique Use For The United States Floor Puzzle

    I bought this puzzle for my father who has Alzheimer's Disease. He's now living in a care facility where the caregivers work to keep the residents alert and engaged in activities. Some of the residents don't track well enough to do even this level of puzzle but Dad and several others enjoy it greatly. Today 4 residents (including Dad) and I worked the puzzle and they were thrilled to be successful in placing the states where they belonged. While doing the puzzle each participant would add bits of their personal history when a state name was familiar to them. Once the puzzle was complete each participant stated (and located) the state in which they were born...the state where they attended university...and other states they'd lived in or visited. To get this level of interaction required my assistance but they all had a great time! A plus is that the next time we do the puzzle most of them will have forgotten they've already done this and so will experience the success of using... 5/5 Valerie M. Mccormick (Fairfield, CA USA) - See all my reviews, September 27, 2004

    Great Puzzle and Learning Tool!

    0 5/5 D. Cagle (Charleston, SC USA) - See all my reviews, November 25, 2004

    My 3yr old love this puzzle

    0 5/5 Niluka Fernando (Hamilton, VA USA) - See all my reviews My 3 year old received this puzzle as a gift for his 3rd birthday. I wasn't so sure if he was ready for the puzzle at the age of 3, but within couple of months together with his cousins he started putting the pieces together. He is now 3.5 yrs. and knows how to complete it all by himself. it takes him less than 10min to complete the whole puzzle. I give ten stars. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 6, 2005
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    Featuring 51 heavy-grade shape-cut cardboard pieces
    Recommended Age Range 6 Years and up
    Puzzle pieces are coated on both sides for added durability
    Kids will have fun learning the states on this colorful, informative map puzzle!
    Helps develop matching skills


  • Learning Carpets

    Learning Carpets Giant Road LC 124

    Toy (Learning Carpets)

    Rating (139 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Learning Carpets

    Fun play rug

    0 4/5 Erica Thompson "girlbowler2" (Dallas, Texas) - See all my reviews, October 21, 2003

    Very Creative

    0 4/5 apoem "apoem" (Bosque Farms, NM USA) - See all my reviews, November 6, 2004

    Good Design

    0 4/5 Jennifer (South Florida) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Learning Carpets Giant Road LC 124 (Toy) I bought this for my 6 year old son and he loves playing with it. He had another car play mat that I bought for him years ago and it was maybe 3x5 feet. He out grew it so I got him this one. What I really like about it is that it is narrow and long. He doesn't have to step over or reach too far across to get to the other side as he would have to if the mat's diameter was too large. Is nice when 2 kids are playing--they have plenty of space wothout knocking into eachother or climbing over eachother. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 11, 2007
    List Price: $49.99
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    Soil And Stain Resistant Washable Carpet
    Classic & educational play carpet idea
    Made of 100% Nylon
    Durable Latex Gel Skid-Proof Backing
    Indoor/Outdoor Usage


  • Garmin

    Garmin nüvi 40 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US Only)

    GPS or Navigation System (Garmin)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Garmin

    Great Value! I am impressed!!!

    I have had Garmin, Tom Tom, Sony and Magellan GPS's over the last ten years. I have come back to Garmin for my last two because they have by far the best interface. My other Garmin is a 1690.The maps that came with this GPS are up to date. A restaurant that opened within the last six months is on the list.I have found the 4.3 inch screen size to be the optimal size. It has a nice size keyboard and amazing graphics. It feels 'right' on a car dashboard.The two features I absolutely require are the speed limit on the screen and the lane guidance. This GPS has both. This is my first Garmin out of three that goes into a split screen mode and shows the interstate signage as you come upon an exit you will be taking on your route. Great feature!The audio is crisp and clear. It has plenty of volume capacity.When needed, this unit will recalculate the directions quickly. I should also mention that it is very quick to acquire... 5/5 Sir William Williams III "Have Camera, Will T... (Denver, CO) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Garmin nüvi 40 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US Only) (Electronics) I have had Garmin, Tom Tom, Sony and Magellan GPS's over the last ten years. I have come back to Garmin for my last two because they have by far the best interface. My other Garmin is a 1690.The maps that came with this GPS are up to date. A restaurant that opened within the last six months is on the list.I have found the 4.3 inch screen size to be the optimal size. It has a nice size keyboard and amazing graphics. It feels 'right' on a car dashboard.The two features I absolutely require are the speed limit on the screen and the lane guidance. This GPS has both. This is my first Garmin out of three that goes into a split screen mode and shows the interstate signage as you come upon an exit you will be taking on your route. Great feature!The audio is crisp and clear. It has plenty of volume capacity.When needed, this unit will recalculate the directions quickly. I should also mention that it is very quick to acquire... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 13, 2011

    Still Recommended (but with reservations on this unit).

    Over the years, I've used several GPS units which have included Garmin, Magellan, and Mio brands. Overall Garmin is typically the best and most accurate which is why I took advantage of the recent Black Friday sales to upgrade to this unit due to the map update feature included with it.New Garmin units no longer say "recalculating route" when you deviate from the set course it lays out for you. They supposedly just begin to give you new directs based on the direction you're then heading in, to steer you back to your destination. In the case of this model however, I've found the "quiet recalculating" feature to be less accurate than Garmins I've used in the past. In my well-established Atlanta neighborhood when I deviated from the planned course, it said nothing. I could see the purple route to follow, went in the opposite direction, and the Garmin remained silent with no new route shown on the screen as well, until I was perhaps nearly half a mile off course. At that... 2/5 Gregory A. Henry "atlantagreg" (Atlanta) - See all my reviews, November 29, 2011

    Great budget GPS unit, highly recommended

    I previously had a Garmin 265wt, as well as occasionally using my Android phone's Google Navigation feature. I prefer having a dedicated device that I can just leave in my car. Although this is a "budget" GPS unit, it is an incredible value and has tons of features that used to be premium.PROs:-Very fast user interface compared to the 265wt.-Lifetime maps. Cannot emphasize this enough. Buy the LM version of any of these units. Buying new maps later become very expensive.-Website and software allow installation of additional navigation voices, and "vehicles" including Dora the Explorer, most of which are free.-Screen is more sensitive and brighter than my old 265wt, with better viewing angles. These aren't IPS, capacitive touchscreens, but they are very functional. There are some complaints about how this unit isn't viewable in direct sunlight. But I live in southern California and have no such problems. Works fine. It may be different if you are... 4/5 Espy (San Diego, CA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Garmin nüvi 40LM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps (US) (Electronics) I previously had a Garmin 265wt, as well as occasionally using my Android phone's Google Navigation feature. I prefer having a dedicated device that I can just leave in my car. Although this is a "budget" GPS unit, it is an incredible value and has tons of features that used to be premium.PROs:-Very fast user interface compared to the 265wt.-Lifetime maps. Cannot emphasize this enough. Buy the LM version of any of these units. Buying new maps later become very expensive.-Website and software allow installation of additional navigation voices, and "vehicles" including Dora the Explorer, most of which are free.-Screen is more sensitive and brighter than my old 265wt, with better viewing angles. These aren't IPS, capacitive touchscreens, but they are very functional. There are some complaints about how this unit isn't viewable in direct sunlight. But I live in southern California and have no such problems. Works fine. It may be different if you are... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 30, 2011
    List Price: $119.99
    Hear spoken street names
    Speed limit indicator
    Navigate right out of the box with preloaded maps and over 6 million points of interest
    Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more.
    Lane assist with junction view


  • hp

    HP Chromebook 11 (White/Blue)

    Personal Computer (hp)

    Rating (215 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    hp

    Our Second Chromebook

    HP's Chromebook 11 is my second Chromebook because, after one year with I came to realize that not only a Chromebook does almost everything a laptop or a PC or a tablet would do for me but it does it cheaper, usually faster and better, almost always worry-free and very much in style._____________________________________________________UPDATE (Dec 26, 2013): I am glad to see HP's 11-inch Chromebook available again. We've been using ours all throughout the charger 'crisis' and we are as happy with it today if not happier than we were on 'day one'. More than two months later, HP's Chromebook 11 continues to be a beautiful little device with a great display that continues to do most of what I require during my off-work hours. It traveled with me on my vacation and will travel with me again and it's... 5/5 A. Dent "Aragorn" (Minas Anor, GD) - See all my reviews, October 14, 2013

    Beautifully Designed, Google at its best.

    First of all, I believe that words can't express how satisfied I am with my new HP Chromebook. It is super thin and light and extremely beautiful. It is so practical that I can charge this laptop with the same charger of my smartphone and the other way around. This is the best laptop on the go.The screen is very sharp, bright and high quality. Keyboard feels great when typing, speakers sound comes from the keyboard which makes this Chromebook completely sealed. There's no holes, moving parts, or anything that makes any noise.Chrome OS has had a lot of improvements since last year. There a lot of offline apps, better notifications and a lot of awesome extensions. Free Google Drive 100Gb is still awesome.I want to acknowledge that this is not a high performance laptop and is not suitable for high demanding 3D gamers. But for the price you will be fully satisfied because obviously this Chromebook has a really affordable price and is very pretty and... 5/5 Joel Rodriguez "Joelyesca" (Cape Coral, FL) - See all my reviews, October 14, 2013

    Perfect...

    I am an IT professional (web/application developer), and I must say that I love this new Chromebook. I purchased a Samsung 11 inch Chromebook 4 months ago and have been using it as my primary home machine ever since. The Samsung was great, but the screen was the Achilles heel. I can say that this screen is the same approximate quality of an 11 inch MacBook Air. I can't make out an advantage between the two screens. That is awesome for this price. The design is perfect, and the speakers sound great for a small laptop.It's my opinion that tablets are great for surfing the Internet and reading, but even though you may add a keyboard they are basically useless for productivity. Multi-tasking is the downfall for those devices and it really needs to get sorted out. The Chromebook is more like a tablet in a laptop disguise, and "multi-tasks" well. Of course it's running one core application (Chrome), but you can use multiple windows, etc. That's very helpful when copying... 5/5 Deron Dantzler (Columbia, SC USA) - See all my reviews, October 25, 2013
    List Price: $279.99
    16 GB Solid-State Drive
    11.6-Inch Screen
    2 GB DDR3L SDRAM
    Chrome OS, 6-hour battery life
    Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual 1.7 GHz


  • 2K Games

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown [Online Game Code]

    Digital Video Games (2K Games)

    Rating (498 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    2K Games

    It's a fun game, but often frustrating

    I pre-ordered this game on the strength of its demo, and I have not played the first game. So I'm approaching it from scratch. As a fan of strategy games, I like the idea a lot, and it's a fairly elegant combination of base management and tactical turn-based combat. Here's some pros and cons from my point of view:Pro's:- Customization: Of course lots of games have character creators these days to let you customize, but it's nice to scale that up to allow customization to every one of your soldiers. You can name your soldiers after your friends, celebrities, historical figures... whatever you want. Then you can do your best to make them look the part, probably not something everyone does, but I find I'm more attached to soldiers I've customized and thus more careful with them. (Though I still don't get why character creators have about 30 facial hair options without a single handle-bar mustache option, what gives?)- Balance: Squad balance... 3/5 Raoul Ortega (United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: XCOM: Enemy Unknown [Online Game Code] (Software Download) I pre-ordered this game on the strength of its demo, and I have not played the first game. So I'm approaching it from scratch. As a fan of strategy games, I like the idea a lot, and it's a fairly elegant combination of base management and tactical turn-based combat. Here's some pros and cons from my point of view:Pro's:- Customization: Of course lots of games have character creators these days to let you customize, but it's nice to scale that up to allow customization to every one of your soldiers. You can name your soldiers after your friends, celebrities, historical figures... whatever you want. Then you can do your best to make them look the part, probably not something everyone does, but I find I'm more attached to soldiers I've customized and thus more careful with them. (Though I still don't get why character creators have about 30 facial hair options without a single handle-bar mustache option, what gives?)- Balance: Squad balance... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 17, 2012

    Great game -- hopefully won't go the way of the original...

    The X-Com series dates back to the early 90's -- I still remember the hours I spent on X-COM: UFO Defense... In fact, the game is considered by many to be one of the greatest (if not the greatest) strategy games ever developed. With the randomly generated maps -- concept of fog of war and line of sight -- getting shot at from nowhere -- permanent death -- and that fantastically good music that so fit the mood of the game, it's no wonder many still play it, almost 20 years after it was released.There's been many efforts to remake/redo the game, with how far computers have come since then, but no big game companies decided to take it on, until now, and I do believe I'm in good company when I say that Firaxis really have a winner on their hands...First the box -- this is the special edition version, so you get the artwork book and a nice insignia thing. I appreciated the artwork book, especially when they showed some of the original designs and the updated ones... 5/5 Quentin Gerlach "IT Guy" (PA, USA) - See all my reviews, October 9, 2012

    This will suck your life away

    Hello Commander, and welcome to XCOM: Enemy UnknownThis is a game I have been following very closely for months after I learned of its development. I have very fond memories of the original game which I had until now still pulled out and played every couple of years for old times sake.So how is this newest iteration? In short, it's pretty good and a lot of fun. Easily the best turn-based game of the year.Now, I'm going to write this review in comparison to the original game that any 'old time' gamer has likely played as it was massively popular during its prime. The biggest mistake people who have not followed the development of the game make is assuming this is just an HD remake of the original. It isn't. It's a re-imaging, which means they took the concept and made their own game around it. Same world, most of the same aliens, a lot of the same weapons, but implemented in a new way.All of the old mission types are still in this game,... 5/5 Geomancer (Northern USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: XCOM: Enemy Unknown [Online Game Code] (Software Download) Hello Commander, and welcome to XCOM: Enemy UnknownThis is a game I have been following very closely for months after I learned of its development. I have very fond memories of the original game which I had until now still pulled out and played every couple of years for old times sake.So how is this newest iteration? In short, it's pretty good and a lot of fun. Easily the best turn-based game of the year.Now, I'm going to write this review in comparison to the original game that any 'old time' gamer has likely played as it was massively popular during its prime. The biggest mistake people who have not followed the development of the game make is assuming this is just an HD remake of the original. It isn't. It's a re-imaging, which means they took the concept and made their own game around it. Same world, most of the same aliens, a lot of the same weapons, but implemented in a new way.All of the old mission types are still in this game,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 10, 2012
    List Price: $29.99


  • Magellan

    Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Traffic

    GPS or Navigation System (Magellan)

    Rating (575 reviews):
    (3.3/5)
    Magellan

    Before you get on the Garmin bandwagon......

    If you have been a longtime Magellan user you may want to consider a few things before getting on the Garmin bandwagon. I want to make it very clear that this isn't going to be a review to bash the Garmin 1450LMT, the particular unit I bought and returned, but more of comparison. Let's start off by getting what Magellan users have known from the very beginning about Magellan's issues out of the way. Magellan has always had poor customer service, terrible POI information, slow or old maps/updates, and subpar quality control issues both hardware and software, and not Mac compatible. Garmin is better in this respect, most of the time. If this is what you are concerned about, stop reading here and purchase a Garmin you will be very happy. The Garmin 1450LMT is solid and reliable, and Garmin customer service and tech support is top-notch. I'm saving the issue of routing errors or confusing routing until later because I have experienced routing errors on Garmin as well and they were... 5/5 JG (Midwest) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Traffic (Electronics) If you have been a longtime Magellan user you may want to consider a few things before getting on the Garmin bandwagon. I want to make it very clear that this isn't going to be a review to bash the Garmin 1450LMT, the particular unit I bought and returned, but more of comparison. Let's start off by getting what Magellan users have known from the very beginning about Magellan's issues out of the way. Magellan has always had poor customer service, terrible POI information, slow or old maps/updates, and subpar quality control issues both hardware and software, and not Mac compatible. Garmin is better in this respect, most of the time. If this is what you are concerned about, stop reading here and purchase a Garmin you will be very happy. The Garmin 1450LMT is solid and reliable, and Garmin customer service and tech support is top-notch. I'm saving the issue of routing errors or confusing routing until later because I have experienced routing errors on Garmin as well and they were... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 7, 2011

    Swing and a miss

    I had really high hopes for this GPS. I shopped for quite awhile and owned a Garmin that was due to be updated but decided to replace the unit rather than pay to upgrade. After reading a lot of reviews of the Garmins with quality control issues I opted to give Magellan a try. I have owned the unit around 2 months. I took a trip from Indianapolis to Santa Fe, NM and used the unit the entire time. Last weekend I drove from Indy to Chicago and back again. I guess I have used it about 3000 miles and here is my impression.First the bad points:1. The unit will power down occasionally. It has happened to me 4 times so far.2. The spoken directions ie.."Turn right" are crystal clear. The problem is when it says the street names. The street names are muffled. Usually I can understand what it says but other times I have to look at the screen to figure out what street it is talking about.3. I put in a route to take me home from a casino near... 1/5 Greg Scott - See all my reviews, October 27, 2010

    Magellan RoadMate 5045 is a winner

    I previously had a Magellan Maestro from 2006 but it recently was stolen. I loved the unit and wanted to replace it. When I found this RoadMate for under $200, I thought I would give it a try. I have several observations:1. 2010 maps provide a lot better navigation experience than the old ones from 2006.2. RoadMate has a comparatively huge display that is very appealing3. RoadMate does not support voice command, while Maestro did/does. However, I was never able to train the voice command system to consistently accept my voice commands. Not only do I not miss this feature, I somewhat prefer not having voice command, obviating any temptation to use it.4. RoadMate traffic alerts work well, especially since unlimited usage is included at no charge, ever. A small triangle display shows a red border when an incident exists en route or near. There is no audible announcement. One must tap the icon to see a summary. Often but far from always, at least one alternative... 5/5 B. Cathcart (L.A. area) - See all my reviews, July 13, 2010
    List Price: $199.99
    Pre-loaded maps of U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico with six million searchable points of interest
    System Requirements: only compatible with Windows
    Highway lane assist points you to the right exit with realistic highway signs
    Features include lifetime map updates, lifetime traffic alerts, highway lane assist, OneTouch favorites, highway exit POI and AAA TourBook
    OneTouch favorites menu affords instant access to your personalized bookmarks of favorite places
    GPS for larger vehicles including SUVs, RVs and trucks; features large five-inch touchscreen


  • SPIG

    Pioneer AVIC-D3 In-Dash GPS Navigation System with DVD Player

    Car Audio or Theater (SPIG)

    Rating (33 reviews):
    (3.7/5)
    SPIG

    Pioneer hits a home run with this affordable nav unit

    Just finished installing the D3 in my '06 Scion tC this weekend. In addition to the head unit I also installed the Bluetooth adapter/iPod cable/PAC steering wheel control interface and XM tuner. At this point I am still unsure if I am going to install the reverse cam. This is my third Pioneer head unit, but first Navigation unit.The unit looks very nice installed with the included mounting hardware, much better than in the photos, I might add. The screen is very bright, and the touch interface works very well. The XM interface is very nice, especially when the Nav disk is in loaded, as it will then display station and category logos along with the standard XM track/artist info.Here are some of the pros and cons I have come up with in the two days I have had to fool around with it:Pros:-XM or Sirius, it stinks to have to make a decision on a head unit based on your sat. radio prefs (Eclipse comes to mind here)-Superb XM interface... 5/5 L. Abate - See all my reviews, April 15, 2007

    Generally good, but with some significant flaws

    I purchased this unit after trying two JVC products specifically because I wanted certain functions. After extensive research, I found that this device said in the product specs that it would do everything I wanted.Here are the functions I wanted:1. Bluetooth integration (including voice dial).2. Ipod integration.3. XM integration.4. Control of unit from factory redundant controls on steering wheel.While technically the unit does all of these, it performs quite poorly in some areas. I have decided to keep this unit, but it's a Hobson's choice. Frankly, I have been unable to find a unit that does all of them well.Keep in mind, in order to do a lot of these things, you need to buy a separate breakout box or adapter that is not included in the price. Here how it did in each of these areas:1. Bluetooth integration. OK at best. Call quality is fine. It also accessed and played music from my bluetooth smartphone... 3/5 Often Disgruntled Consumer (Evansville, IN United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Pioneer AVIC-D3 In-Dash GPS Navigation System with DVD Player (Electronics) I purchased this unit after trying two JVC products specifically because I wanted certain functions. After extensive research, I found that this device said in the product specs that it would do everything I wanted.Here are the functions I wanted:1. Bluetooth integration (including voice dial).2. Ipod integration.3. XM integration.4. Control of unit from factory redundant controls on steering wheel.While technically the unit does all of these, it performs quite poorly in some areas. I have decided to keep this unit, but it's a Hobson's choice. Frankly, I have been unable to find a unit that does all of them well.Keep in mind, in order to do a lot of these things, you need to buy a separate breakout box or adapter that is not included in the price. Here how it did in each of these areas:1. Bluetooth integration. OK at best. Call quality is fine. It also accessed and played music from my bluetooth smartphone... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 29, 2007

    Good unit for the price (good accessories)

    Why I like it:Unit:- Cheap.- Customizable with accessories.- Does its navigation job most of the time pretty well.- Nice extras such as vehicle dynamics, A2DP compatability, equalizer settings.- Quite intuitive commands regarding navigation.- Good sound quality (Better than factory setting).- Good POI database and telephone search is a blessing.iPod:- Whatever. It works.Bluetooth:- Works ok. Automatically stops playback and transfers call and vice versa.Why I don't like it:USB Interface (I returned this accesory)- Very archaic controls.- Only folder navigation, but no subfolder navigation abilities thus resulting in cumbersome searching.- Only 8 character text display for folder, artist, album.- Painful.iPod- For song capacities > few GB, searching is cumbersome.- No alphabetical navigation (that... 4/5 Ashwin Mudigonda - See all my reviews, June 4, 2007
    Access to 12 million Points Of Interest (POI)
    Optional XM NavTraffic service
    Presets Built-in Speaker
    Optional CD-BTB200 Bluetooth adapter
    Tele Atlas database


  • Nokia

    Nokia E71 Unlocked GSM Phone with Symbian 9.2 OS, 5-Way Scroll Key, QWERTY Keyboard, 3.2MP Camera, Video, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, MP3/MP4 Player and microSD Slot - Gray

    Wireless (Nokia)

    Rating (398 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Nokia

    best smartphone out there

    first a comparison to the e61i: i had both the e61 and e61i and this is a major improvement over both. the form factor is incredible as it is only 10mm thin, much narrower than its predecessors, and feels very solid and sleek with its all metal body. the phone is just beautiful to look at. nokia has improved its processor greatly and the phone has almost no wait time with all its functions now. when i went back to use the e61i, it was unbearably slow compared to the e71. the keypad on the e71, although a little cramped, feels good on the fingers. one of my biggest complaints about the e61i was that earphone speaker was hard to hear out of, but the e71's narrower body and seemingly louder speaker solves the problem. the e71 has also added a microUSB port, and 2.5mm earphone jack. in terms of software, the e71 has an updated symbian os that includes some additional features and programs that were pleasant to see. the biggest program improvements for me was the updated organizer and the... 5/5 J. J. Tan "audiophile/enthusiast" (Fremont, CA United States) - See all my reviews, August 12, 2008

    Things I wish I knew beforehand...

    Some notes to consider for this phone:3G -- Despite Amazon saying this is the US Version of the phone (which it is,) this phone does NOT work with T-mobile 3G in the US. T-Mobile 3G in the US uses the 1700 mhz spectrum (you can read on wikipedia as for the reasons why) and there are no 3G roaming agreements with AT&Ts 3G spectrum like there is with EDGE. That being said, I have found that EDGE is fast enough for my web browsing and e-mail use (220 kbps+.) Using GSM/EDGE only also more than doubles your battery life, so this is not an entirely bad thing for T-Mobile users. The 10 hours talk-time and 17 day standby is no joke with GSM either.Network Settings -- Nokia has a great website that will text you all the internet, voicemail, and MMS settings for your carrier to the unlocked phone.Bluetooth Tethering -- This phone does not tether with Mac OS 10.4 Tiger. It does tether perfectly with 10.5 Leopard. It tethers with Windows XP via included Nokia... 5/5 J. Sullivan "linux zealot" (Chicago, IL, USA) - See all my reviews, September 26, 2008

    This phone saved me $70 per month

    As the first phone to run on the US 3G network (and in some areas even faster 3.5 G), I was wondering how well this would work as a modem for my laptop for accessing the internet.Guess what? I'm using this regularly now to connect my macbook to the internet! I'm giving up my mobile aircard (which costs about $ 70 per month) and I'm just using my unlimited mobile internet. Another positive - no need to take out the usb aircard dongle and insert it into the side of the laptop each time I need to use it!The connection is fast enough to download video and music (you tube etc. will work fine both on the phone and the tethered mac) but the phone gets hot when it's used as a modem. It also uses a lot of power so for long time use as a modem, I'd keep it plugged into the charger.Joikuspot is the software I used ($ 25 for a perpetual license) to tether my phone to the macbook so I can use internet.I'm happy that MS office comes built in. I'm able... 5/5 Rodney H. Diramos "Techie Monster" (Los Angeles, CA United States) - See all my reviews, October 18, 2008
    List Price: $449.99
    Up to 10.5 hours of GSM talk time, up to 400+ hours (17 days) of standby time
    Access to corporate communication via Microsoft Exchange; full QWERTY keyboard; 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder; stereo Bluetooth; GPS with Nokia Maps; Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11b/g); MicroSD expansion
    Quad-band GSM cell phone compatible with 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies and US 3G compatibility via 850/1900 UMTS/HSDPA plus GPRS/EDGE capabilities
    This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.


  • Magellan

    Magellan RoadMate 1700 7-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

    GPS or Navigation System (Magellan)

    Rating (626 reviews):
    (3.6/5)
    Magellan

    Roadmate 1700 - 7" display

    I bought this because I was interested in the larger display. We use it in a motorhome and both of us like to be able to see the GPS. Not so easy with a typical 3.5" unit. We previously owned a Maggelan unit and were happy with it but wanted a larger display.This unit is almost idea, the display is very clear, it is easy to set up prior to a trip and it has no fluff that we have no need for like bluetooth, MP3 player etc. It's a GPS, not a multi-purpose unit. Which is what I want. I really like the lane change feature, that's almost enough to make the new unit worthwhile by itself. So far it has worked flawlessly. The only downside is that it will not run very long without being plugged into 12V (30 min). I suspect because of the large display. But that's not really a issue since we have it plugged in all the time anyway. One feature I like is the small suction cup, it takes much less dashboard/window real estate that our previous unit. We us a non-skid "pillow" most of the... 4/5 Mud Ducky "semi Cheesehead" (Mn/WI) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Magellan RoadMate 1700 7-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Electronics) I bought this because I was interested in the larger display. We use it in a motorhome and both of us like to be able to see the GPS. Not so easy with a typical 3.5" unit. We previously owned a Maggelan unit and were happy with it but wanted a larger display.This unit is almost idea, the display is very clear, it is easy to set up prior to a trip and it has no fluff that we have no need for like bluetooth, MP3 player etc. It's a GPS, not a multi-purpose unit. Which is what I want. I really like the lane change feature, that's almost enough to make the new unit worthwhile by itself. So far it has worked flawlessly. The only downside is that it will not run very long without being plugged into 12V (30 min). I suspect because of the large display. But that's not really a issue since we have it plugged in all the time anyway. One feature I like is the small suction cup, it takes much less dashboard/window real estate that our previous unit. We us a non-skid "pillow" most of the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 20, 2009

    Great, but a word of caution

    Have just used it for one day and love it. Beautiful display, very intuitive, touch screen is very sensitive to the touch, voice instructions are loud and clear and just the right amount, routing was right on, its really looking good thus far. In the coming weeks I'll really wring it out on an extended trip across America (what I bought it for) and may report more.One word of caution, though. Its HUGE. I knew it was big, I just didn't realize how big. I had a bit of a problem mounting it in my old GMC conversion van because it took up so much windshield real estate. If I would have mounted it straight ahead as I normally do, it would have blocked far too much of my visibility. Ended up literally drilling some holes lower down in the dash (old van, who cares?!) and mounting it there. So here's my suggestion...cut a piece of cardboard that matches the dimensions of this unit (I think its 7.5 by 4.3 inches) and take it out to your vehicle and see how it would fit into... 4/5 Timothy D. Adams (Dayton, OH USA) - See all my reviews, November 19, 2009

    The BEST I've ever owned (and I've owned a lot of them)!

    This is my 5th GPS (4 Magellan's and one Garmin, plus the ones in rentals and built-into cars) and I have to say they've gotten close to perfect for what it is. I was going to give up on Magellan after my last long term one (Maestro 4040). I just bought a Magellan RoadMate 1475T and found it an improvement over the 4040 but it took forever to start-up and get a signal; plus a number of idiotic things they've done to make the displays harder to navigate and the fact the traffic feature never told me about a slowdown until I was in it.I saw the 1700 and thought I'd take a chance because I've always wanted a bigger screen to show surrounding streets. I am so glad I sent the 1475T back, this unit is a huge improvement over the 1475T! The screen is fantastic and supports swipe movements over the map so you can look around, then return to where you actually are, or are going.I didn't know about the AV video input when I bought it, but what a bonus! I just plug in my... 5/5 The Great Buzzwami "Buzz" (Salem, OR United States) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Magellan RoadMate 1700 7-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Electronics) This is my 5th GPS (4 Magellan's and one Garmin, plus the ones in rentals and built-into cars) and I have to say they've gotten close to perfect for what it is. I was going to give up on Magellan after my last long term one (Maestro 4040). I just bought a Magellan RoadMate 1475T and found it an improvement over the 4040 but it took forever to start-up and get a signal; plus a number of idiotic things they've done to make the displays harder to navigate and the fact the traffic feature never told me about a slowdown until I was in it.I saw the 1700 and thought I'd take a chance because I've always wanted a bigger screen to show surrounding streets. I am so glad I sent the 1475T back, this unit is a huge improvement over the 1475T! The screen is fantastic and supports swipe movements over the map so you can look around, then return to where you actually are, or are going.I didn't know about the AV video input when I bought it, but what a bonus! I just plug in my... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 30, 2009
    List Price: $249.99
    Features multi-destination routing, highway lane assist, spoken street names, AAA TourBook, and more
    Ultra-slim 7-inch color touchscreen is perfect for large vehicles and easy viewing on the road
    One-year limited warranty
    Includes maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico with 6 million points of interest
    Search for gas stations, restaurants, hotels, and more near upcoming highway exits--QuickSpell with SmartCity search makes destination entry easy


  • Garmin

    Garmin nuvi 200 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

    GPS or Navigation System (Garmin)

    Rating (591 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Garmin

    SMALL, POWERFUL, AND SIMPLE...

    After using the popular TomTom One for six months (and being completely satisfied with it) I decided to give the latest in Garmin technology a try. Garmin's newest line of Nuvi's (the 200, 250, and 270) appears to be designed to combat the basic (and extremely popular) TomTom One, as they are designed with the utmost simplicity in mind. Garmin has finally done away with all the bells and whistles of their past GPS models and stripped down their latest releases to the bare essentials. But don't let the simplicity of the Nuvi 200 fool you, it still packs quite a punch.The first thing I noticed upon purchasing this product is it's size...very, very small. The unit ways only 0.33 pounds (5.2 ounces) which I found very convenient. Also the Garmin Nuvi 200's wallet sized dimensions, 3.8 x 2.8 x .8 inches (W x H x D) make for easy transport from car to pocket once you have reached your destination.. Because the Garmin Nuvi 200 doesn't come with a carrying case I found the... 4/5 Anton Tobias - See all my reviews This review is from: Garmin nuvi 200 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Electronics) After using the popular TomTom One for six months (and being completely satisfied with it) I decided to give the latest in Garmin technology a try. Garmin's newest line of Nuvi's (the 200, 250, and 270) appears to be designed to combat the basic (and extremely popular) TomTom One, as they are designed with the utmost simplicity in mind. Garmin has finally done away with all the bells and whistles of their past GPS models and stripped down their latest releases to the bare essentials. But don't let the simplicity of the Nuvi 200 fool you, it still packs quite a punch.The first thing I noticed upon purchasing this product is it's size...very, very small. The unit ways only 0.33 pounds (5.2 ounces) which I found very convenient. Also the Garmin Nuvi 200's wallet sized dimensions, 3.8 x 2.8 x .8 inches (W x H x D) make for easy transport from car to pocket once you have reached your destination.. Because the Garmin Nuvi 200 doesn't come with a carrying case I found the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 13, 2007

    Be careful! Some nuvi 200 have the old map.

    I ordered the Garmin Nuvi 200 from Amazon and expected it would come with the new map software (City Navigation North America NT version 2008) as others had received, but unfortunately, mine came with the old map (version 8). I called Garmin support and they wanted $75 more for the updated map. I'm very disappointed at Garmin's new marketing tactic because the last time I purchased the Street Pilot 2610, they provided me with the FREE update software within 30 days of the purchased date to bring my GSP to current map info.How do you know which map version you have? Go to Tool>Setting>Map>MapInfo on the Nuvi 200. There is no info on the box or in the box to indicate which map software version a particular Nuvi 200 has. However, some people reported in GSP forum that the Nuvi 200 with serial # 14H06xxxx and 14H10xxxx have the old (version v8) map software, and the ones with serial # 14H15xxxx and 14H17xxxx have the new (version 2008) map software. My Nuvis 200 serial #... 3/5 MV "M" (USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Garmin nuvi 200 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Electronics) I ordered the Garmin Nuvi 200 from Amazon and expected it would come with the new map software (City Navigation North America NT version 2008) as others had received, but unfortunately, mine came with the old map (version 8). I called Garmin support and they wanted $75 more for the updated map. I'm very disappointed at Garmin's new marketing tactic because the last time I purchased the Street Pilot 2610, they provided me with the FREE update software within 30 days of the purchased date to bring my GSP to current map info.How do you know which map version you have? Go to Tool>Setting>Map>MapInfo on the Nuvi 200. There is no info on the box or in the box to indicate which map software version a particular Nuvi 200 has. However, some people reported in GSP forum that the Nuvi 200 with serial # 14H06xxxx and 14H10xxxx have the old (version v8) map software, and the ones with serial # 14H15xxxx and 14H17xxxx have the new (version 2008) map software. My Nuvis 200 serial #... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 20, 2007

    Nuvi 200 vs Maestro 3200

    This is a solid entry level GPS from Garmin. After a week of testing the Nuvi 200 with a similar entry level GPS from Magellan--the Maestro 3200, I had a hard time deciding which one to keep. In the end, I went with the Nuvi, not because one is superiorly better than the other, but down to more personal preferences. Here are some positive and negative factors for each device:Startup and Satellites Acquisition:In my car, the Maestro takes 40 seconds from startup to acquiring satellites, whereas the Nuvi takes 50 seconds. (Your results may vary depending on where you are.) Furthermore, the Maestro takes less than 5 seconds for the main menu to appear, whereas the Nuvi takes closer to 23 seconds from startup to main menu. So that on the Maestro, user is able to start inputing much sooner. Once satellites are acquired, both devices are able to hold on to the signal exceedingly well, even indoor.Screens, Menus and Interfaces:Both devices have a... 5/5 Van T. Tran (Saint Petersburg, FL United States) - See all my reviews, November 28, 2007
    List Price: $419.98
    Full Us & Canada Coverage
    3.5-Inch Qvga Display
    No Flip-Up Antenna
    Sleek, Pocketable Form Factor
    Thinner Than Current Nuvi