Alpine Blackbird portable GPS device also plays tunes

Many higher-end (and even not so high-end) vehicles these days come equipped with GPS functionality, but what about the rest of us that want a portable unit that is easily exchanged between cars? That’s why there has been a recent influx of said devices this past little while, and now electronics giant Alpine is ready to make a big splash with the release of the Blackbird PMD-B100.

Dubbed a portable navigation device (PND), you get turn-by-turn directions coupled with six million points of interest throughout Canada and the United States (yes, even Hawaii). They’ve kept the device quite small, petite enough to fit into your jacket pocket, and the 2.6-inch touchsceeen LCD features anti-glare technology.

In addition to making sure you’re heading in the right direction, the Blackbird is also designed to keep you entertained along the way. You can load up the tunes using the integrated SD/MMC expansion slot, and make good use of the USB 2.0 connection for all your data transferring needs. The NaviMix function turns the volume down so that you can hear the voice-delivered instructions.

Look for the Alpine Blackbird PND in stores for an MSRP of around $750.


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