updated 02:15 pm EDT, Mon April 16, 2007
Pioneer AVIC-S2 GPS
Pioneer this afternoon upgraded its AVIC handheld GPS receiver with the AVIC-S2. Similar in some aspects to the 3.5-inch S1, the S2 adds a dedicated MP3 software player with a 10-band EQ for fine-tuning the music. The AV device maker also touts the S2 as a complete speakerphone replacement with Bluetooth, a microphone, and speaker saving the trouble of reaching for a cellphone to answer a call.
A 1GB SD card is bundled with the GPS system that stores complete maps of Canada and the US as well as 1.7 million points of interest. It should ship in late April at a price of $400.