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Maplin drops a 99 GPS nav, the AYTOBE

Nilay Patel

While the GPS navigation market is hella crowded these days, all that competition hasn't exactly led to the sort of plummeting price drops that inspire the random Saturday impulse buy -- you're still looking at around $250 for something like a barebones Garmin i5, which gets you mapping on a tiny screen but not a whole lot else. UK outfit Maplin is hoping to edge that bang / buck ratio a little closer to your heart with its first GPS unit, the pun-erifically named AYTOBE. Features include a 3.5-inch touchscreen, an MP3 player, 64MB of built-in memory with SD expansion, a remote control, and the most important spec of all -- a £99 ($200) price tag. Virtually no deets on availabilty other than UK-only, but let's hope this is just the calm before the storm.

[Via Tech Digest]

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