posted February 07, 2008 and revised March 07, 2008
An interesting, comparatively low-cost, double DIN, in-dash GPS system.
Pros: * Lower cost than most alternatives * Detachable, portable, TomTomOne unit * Bluetooth is built-in * CD player plays MP3 encoded audio files
Cons: * Bluetooth and USB reader requires TomTom unit to be attached * TomTom unit has trouble routing to GPS coordinates (as opposed to street addresses) more than a mile away * Optical drive is unreliable. There are several reports of the unit failing to read or eject CDs. * Reading from the USB port is also inconsistent. * Inconsistent audio controls between optical drive and TomTom controlled audio (e.g. Bluetooth, GPS, MP3-on-USB player)
Rien n’est si ordinaire que d’imiter ses ennemis, et d’employer leurs armes.