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Knight Rider GPS by Mio lets you K.I.T.T. out your car

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July 10, 2008

The Knight Rider GPS by Mio.

The Knight Rider GPS by Mio.

July 9, 2008 Always wanted to live out a “Hoff” fantasy - no, not drunkenly try to eat a hamburger, but rather driving around with the dulcet tones of K.I.T.T. riding shotgun? Well now thanks to the portable GPS navigation device maker Mio you can become a lone crusader and take a shadowy flight into the world of a man who does not exist. The Knight Rider GPS by Mio includes exclusive voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions featuring the original voice of K.I.T.T., William Daniels as well as a Knight Industries-approved LED display.

Mio have dubbed the new device the world's first ‘NAVI-tainment’ portable navigation device with the unit integrating randomized greetings and 300 custom names in addition to the voice guidance.The Knight Rider GPS also features an active LED voice synthesizer display that moves in sync with the voice, just as it did on K.I.T.T.'s dash and the unit can even be programmed to advise drivers of speed limit infractions for those inclined to put their cars into pursuit mode.

The Knight Rider GPS features a 4.3-inch touch-widescreen interface with 65k colors while pre-loaded maps of the U.S. and Canada supply more than four million points of interest to assist drivers in locating gas stations, emergency assistance, hotels and restaurants. The Knight Rider GPS allows drivers to choose routing modes including the fastest or shortest route and highway preference. The unit also features a SiRFInstantFixIII GPS receiver, which delivers faster GPS signal locks and is WAAS enabled. It also includes an SD/MMC Memory Expansion Module and USB 2.0 connection but is unfortunately lacking a ‘Turbo Boost’ button.

The 3.54" x 3.30" x 0.94" Knight Rider GPS weighs in at 5.08 oz (144g) and will be available later this quarter for a MSRP of US$269.95.

For further info visit Knight Rider.

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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag.   All articles by Darren Quick
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