updated 04:25 pm EST, Thu January 4, 2007
GPS unit with SIRIUS radio
Coming in February from Directed Electronics is the Clifford Scout420, a combination GPS unit/media player that can be used with an optional $99 cradle to receive SIRIUS satellite radio. Directed asserts that theirs is the only such GPS unit headed to market. The 420 also has a 100-channel FM transmitter, and has AV and mini-USB ports for recording from TV, DVDs or camcorders. Files are stored on 20GB of internal memory. Various North American maps come pre-loaded, but new maps (and other files) can be loaded through the bundled memory card or full-size USB cable. The display is a relatively large 4.3-inch touchscreen. The Scout420 should sell at retail for about $699.