CNNMoney: Harman Kardon yesterday announced the introduction of the Guide + Play(TM) GPS-310, GPS-510 and GPS-810, the newest products in the company’s Guide + Play line of portable GPS navigation units. The new models feature the same clean lines, slim profile, crisp WQVGA LCD screen and intuitive touchscreen operation of the successful Guide + Play GPS-300 and GPS-500 models, but provide added functionality, with some or all of the models incorporating text-to-speech and real-time-traffic features, Windows Media digital-rights management (WM-DRM10), a picture viewer, Bluetooth hands-free calling and a breakthrough rotary wireless controller.
“For the consumer, the possibility of upgrading from an aging OEM head unit to one that offers connectivity to the growing range of popular portable devices is diminishing. Meanwhile, the use of portable devices to deliver content and connectivity in the car is exploding in popularity. As this phenomenon evolves, the average dashboard is getting overcrowded with multiple devices, a rat’s nest of wires, and a distracting array of different user interfaces,” said Mike Giffin, president of the Mobile, Portable and Companion Products Division of Harman Consumer Group. “Our Guide + Play personal GPS product line solves this problem. We start with the most accurate, intuitive, easy-to-use GPS navigation products available. Then we incorporate unsurpassed multimedia and connectivity functionality and versatility for a seamless, integrated mobile-infotainment experience.”
All three Harman Kardon(R) Guide + Play units offer a superior navigation and multimedia experience.