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Magellan RoadMate 700 Vehicle GPS with Windshield Mount

Magellan Road Mate 700

I originally looked at the idea of getting a factory GPS in the car we purchased this past spring, but I read reviews about the RoadMate 700 GPS unit that suggested that it was better, plus being portable between vehicles, so I held off.

I finally purchased the Magellan RoadMate 700 GPS before our last vacation trip, and have used it extensively in both familiar and un-familiar areas. It is extremely accurate - ok, not 100% accurate at all times (it gets my own home's location on the right side of the road, but about 100 yards off its actual location)  - but better than I expected.

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The most interesting feature, I think, is the Magellan's ability to recalculate the route (to your programmed destination) if you intentionally or accidentally get off the route that it first calculates for you.  I have tried it on routes that I know well, taking my own short cuts vs. it's route, and it eventually figures out the route that you are taking.  More useful, of course, is its ability to get you back on track if you need to jump off the main highway or take a detour due to bad traffic, etc.  We used it for this several times in upper Michigan this past summer, without ever feeling that it was not keeping us on track.  The only time I made a wrong turn

was when I ignored it once because I thought differently about what it told me to do - I was wrong, but it then helped me turn around and get back on the highway in the right direction (and it doesn't nag you about making that stupid mistake like your co-pilot might!).

The windshield mount is easy and works great - I have used it in 3 different cars with no problems at all.  And my RoadMate 700 came with an indoor power adapter that allows you to pre-program a destination out of the car - you can even see its route ahead of time if you use it on a deck or porch where you can get the satellite lock.  One thing I did not have much luck with was trying to re-program the route it chose - that seemed like too much trouble - its easier to pick a different point between places and then program the final destination from that intermediate point.

Magellan RoadMate 700 Windshield Mount

Magellan Road Mate 700 Windshield Mount


The RoadMate 500 model is a few hundred dollars less,and the RoadMate 300 model even less than that, but it didn't make sense to me to go with the 500 or 300 since it does not contain the entire US as the RoadMate 700 does, and you would have to purchase additional updates for new areas, etc.   However, if you're absolutely certain that you'll only ever need it in a specific area, then by all means check out the lower priced RoadMate 500 model or RoadMate 300 model.

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Spanning 45 years of chart research, Top Pop Singles lists each of the over 23,111 titles and 5,702 artists that appeared on BillboardÕs pop music charts from January 1955 through December 1999. It includes updated hit listings for new sensations like ÕN Sync, Dixie Chicks, and Matchbox 20 as well as veteran artists such as Santana, Aerosmith, and Elton John. Also features special bonus pages with photos of hundreds of "one-hit wonders" and many rare picture sleeves and records. Other highlights include a complete A-to-Z song title section / all-time Top 500 artist ranking / top artist achievements / top hits & record breakers / #1 hits in chronological order / and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

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The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits

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A perennial bestseller in its newest expanded edition, this unparalleled resource provides complete, cross-referenced information for all songs and artists to make the Top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart from 1955 through 1999. Every artist entry opens with biographical information, followed by the date for each Top 40 single hit, its highest position and number of weeks on the chart, and its original label name and catalog number. Alphabetical lists by artist and by song title are followed by an extensive "Record Holders" section that details the top 100 singles of 1955-1999, with separate charts for that period showing the top 100 artists and top singles by decade. These exhaustive lists and 300 new photos with their fact-filled expanded captions will be valued by record collectors, pop music enthusiasts, and anyone who works in the music industry.

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