Parrot PARTY: A small, 9-inch, portable stereo speaker with a rechargeable battery. Using Bluetooth technology and the best cheap bluetooth headset, the Parrot PARTY allows users to stream music wirelessly to the speakers. This compact device can be thrown in a bag and taken to a party with friends, the beach, or park. Instantly listen to music with others.
It’s one thing to walk around with one of those Bluetooth “geek beacons” with its flashing blue light on the ear. It’s another thing to use one while driving. Here’s an alternative – Motorola’s $80 T305 Bluetooth speaker that clips to the visor.
Portable vehicle navigation (GPS) units have come a long way since their introduction over 10 years ago. They’re so small and lightweight and the technology can be embedded into so many other products, from watches to mobile phones. However, standalone portable nav units still rule for seamless, always available service.
You probably know the Alpine name and its reputation for quality auto sound, but did you know they are also tech leaders in vehicle nav systems (in the business for more than 10 years)? Now, Alpine introduces the model PMD-B100 Blackbird Portable Navigation System ($750).
Here are even more suggestions . . . some new, most not, but they’re great choices just the same.
If you’ve driven with a good on-board GPS product, you quickly find that it becomes indispensable. This new Magellan RoadMate 300, at a suggested retail price of only $599, is just what cost-conscious consumers have needed. And when I tell you about the spectacular price I found, you’ll find it even easier to give it to your dad or grad, and maybe one for yourself! But remember, it’s portable, so several drivers may be able to use just one unit. Continue reading
I continue to be impressed with Sirius Satellite Radio’s great programming. This new little Plug-n-Play model from Clarion Corporation of America, though smaller than others, packs a punch and is a perfect gift for dads this Father’s Day.