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Black Friday 2011: Best Buy

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Details of Best Buy's Black Friday 2011 sales have just been released, and we've got a list of all the highlights you can expect to see after the break. Doors will open right at midnight on October 25th, and tickets for the doorbusters will be handed out as early as 10:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Click through for a look at the goods.

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Newegg Deal: Garmin nuvi 255W GPS with text to speech

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: GPS, Hot Deals,

Garmin nuvi 255w gps

has a nice promo code sale on the Garmin nuvi 255W GPS device. The nuvi 255W sports a 4.3-inch display with text-to-speech. It typically sells for $179.99, but Newegg has them on sale for just $99.99, a savings of $80. Definitely not something to shy away from. Garmin puts a one-year warranty on these GPS units as well. You can pick up the Garmin nuvi 255W from Newegg for $169.99 now.

As always, you can find all sorts of Newegg promo codes and deals on our forums.

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Newegg Deal: Garmin nuvi 780 GPS with MSN Direct and free case

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: GPS, Hot Deals,

Garmin nuvi 780 gps

has a nice promo code sale on the Garmin nuvi 780 GPS device, which includes 9 months of MSN Direct service thrown in at no extra charge, as well as a free case. If you’re unfamiliar, the nuvi 780 is a pocket-sized GPS with a 4.3-inch touchscreen display. MSN Direct gives you up-to-the-minute traffic details, so that the nuvi 780 can take that into consideration when planning your route. The nuvi 780 also has Bluetooth built-in, along with an FM transmitter, and you can even use it as a hands-free speakerphone. You can pick up the Garmin nuvi 780 from Newegg for $169.99.

As always, you can find all sorts of Newegg promo codes and deals on our forums.

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Hit Amazon for some great Black Friday deals

Amazon Black Friday 2009Okay guys, if you are looking to do some shopping, we think that the Amazon Black Friday deals page is a great place to start. Why? Well, so far today they’ve had full music albums for 75% off, The Dark Knight on for 72% off, and a Garmin nuvi GPS for 50% off. Oh, and there’s plenty more where that came from.

Sound interesting? Head on over to the Amazon Black Friday Deals page to scope out what else they’ve got going on.

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Garmin Foretrex 401 GPS

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: GPS, USB,

Foretrex 201Garmin’s new Foretrex 401 GPS device is an improvement over its 201. About 20% smaller than the original, it has a display that is about the same size. Designed for the outdoorsy type, it is lightweight, waterproof, and features a 2-axis digital compass, barometric altimeter and USB connection for data sharing and updates. At a weight of only 3 oz., the 401 needs 2 AAA batteries for up to 24 hours of usage and should retail for about $250.000 this month.

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Garmin nuvi GPS System - Super Simple

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: GPS, Product Reviews,

 Garmin nüviLooking for a last minute gift for Dad’s day? I recently purchased a Garmin nuvi GPS unit for a friend who is navigationally and electronically challenged. These things are so easy to set up that my friend got the hang of it in less than 10 minutes. We went out to dinner and because the restaurant we wanted to visit had gone belly up (no pun intended,) we asked it to find us another. It took about 4 seconds to find one with similar cuisine in the same area.

The positives? Easy learning curve, touchscreen, low cost for smaller models (less than $150.00) and step by step oral instructions. The negatives? Go your own way and the sometimes annoying female voice will chastise you. And occasionally the unit refuses to stick to your windshield. Good thing it’s portable.

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Garmin Approach G5 for Golfers

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: GPS,

Approach G5This has to be the ultimate gadget for golfers. The Garmin Approach G5 is a waterproof, heavy duty touchscreen GPS device filled with thousands of individual golf course maps. Included are shot distances, exact yardage, hazards and green position. When you move, the Approach automatically updates your position. It also doubles as a digital scorecard for up to 4 players. There is no subscription or setup fee and as courses are added, the download is free. This is a good thing, as the system will set you back $499.99.

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Garmin nüvi 785T With Lane Assist

Posted by Patrick Phelps Categories: GPS, Handhelds, Transportation,

Garmin nuvi 785t

It may not have speech recognition like the nüvi 880 GPS, but the new Garmin nüvi 785T does tell you which lane you should be in (and includes a mute button) so you don’t have to take along that annoying third cousin. Garmin’s lane assist technology guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate; realistically displaying road signs and junctions on your route. For hands-free calling, the unit also includes A2DP Bluetooth wireless technology, with a built in microphone and touchscreen keypad.

The 785T also offers real-time traffic info, news, stocks, current events and more via MSN Direct with the first three months provided for free, after which you’ll have to subscribe for about $50/year if you want to continue using the service.

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Garmin GPSMAP 640 Does Automotive and Marine

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: GPS, Transportation,


Garmin has taken on a new line of devices with the GPSMAP 640 that not only has road navigation but a marine chart plotter as well. It comes preloaded with their BlueChart g2 data and City Navigator NT for North America. Of course, the case is waterproof and it has a 5.2-inch WVGA touchscreen and an intuitive interface. The 640 can receive XM WX satellite weather data in marine mode and XM NavTraffic information in automotive mode. Expect the GPSMAP in Q1 2009 with a MSRP of $1,199.99.

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Garmin Oregon GPS Series

Oregon GPSGarmin has released their Oregon series with a cool touchscreen interface. The waterproof GPS navigational devices weigh only 6.8 oz., and are good for about 16 hours on two AA batteries with a microSD slot for more input. The 200, 300, 400t, 400c, and 400i models feature their HotFix, which calculates and stores satellite info for position calculation. The Oregon allows customizable profiles of automotive, marine, recreation, fitness, and geocaching. With prices starting at $479.99, Garmin is so jazzed about their new toys that they have set up an Oregon mini-site.

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