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Amazon is selling the TomTom XXL 540TM 5-inch GPS navigator with lifetime traffic and maps for just $129.99 shipped, originally priced at $259. It also features “IQ Routes Technology which shaves time off even the shortest trips by calculating the fastest route based on time of day you are traveling.” Product page.

You’ll always drive the smartest, most efficient route and save time, fuel and money. Advanced Lane Guidance uses photorealistic images to bring even more clarity to complex multi-lane exits so you can be more confident on the road.

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Amazon is selling the Garmin nuvi 295W for just $84.99 shipped, originally priced at $279.99. This device “offers a new take on an old favorite with Wi-Fi connectivity, a 3 MP camera with auto-focus, dual orientation capability and much more.” Product page.

Additionally, the unique 3MP camera geotags pictures so you can create routes to them. You can also send the picture to a friend to route to or upload to the web to auto-locate on a map.

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Here’s another interesting story of a GPS navigator gone wrong. Swiss man Robert Ziegler just wanted to get off a mountain, “but the GPS kept saying to go forward.” So, he ended up nearly driving off it, and needed a helicopter to airlift himself and his vehicle back to safety. Continue reading for one more picture.

A fire brigade spokesman said: ‘He claims he didn’t see any footpath signs but he must have been a pretty fair driver to get that far up a glorified goat track.’

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Amazon has the Magellan RoadMate 1340 for only $69.99 shipped, originally priced at $179.99. This device features “the acclaimed OneTouch menu, a 3.5-inch color touchscreen, and an ultra-thin design.” Product page.

Preloaded maps and points of interest for the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico make the RoadMate 1340 ideal for both business trips and vacations.

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Amazon has the Halo Covenant Energy Sword for just $63.53 shipped, originally priced at $99.99. Simply put. it’s a “27-inch Energy Sword, Type-1, made of heat-treated stainless steel, giving fans their own IRL version of the much loved close-quarters melee Halo weapon.” Product page.

…complete with an ABS plastic handle. It is favored by Sangheili and it’s more dangerous than its ceremonial nature implies,” says the item listing.

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Amazon has the Garmin nuvi 855 for just $129.99 shipped, originally priced at $349.99. This model features “voice-activated navigation, a widescreen display, preloaded maps, an FM transmitter and more.” Product page.

nuvi 855 not only tells you where to turn but listens to your spoken commands. With nuvi’s innovative speech recognition, you safely control nuvi’s interface with your voice — allowing you to keep both hands on the wheel.

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The Garmin recall reportedly affects 1.25-million Garmin nuvi units that “may be prone to overheating when used in models with a specific circuit board.” A company spokesperson said that “in rare circumstances” these units may become a fire hazard. More information. Here are the affected models:

The recalled devices include a small subset of the following nuvi model numbers: nuvi 200W, 250W, & 260W; nuvi 7xx (where xx is a two-digit number)

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Amazon has the Garmin nuvi 755T GPS navigator with traffic for only $199.99 shipped, originally priced at $549.99. This model “includes preloaded maps, turn-by-turn directions that call out streets by name and lifetime traffic.” Product page. Continue reading for the HSN infomercial.

Navigation takes a high-tech turn with nuvi 755T, featuring lane assist. Like the rest of the nuvi 705-series, this advanced navigator comes with premium features including 3-D building view and much more.

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Amazon is selling the TomTom XXL 540M with lifetime map updates for just $119.95 shipped, originally priced at $229.95. Yes, owners can “start fresh every few months by downloading a new edition of the industry’s most accurate and up-to-date map.” Product page. Video overview after the break.

You’ll always drive the smartest, most efficient route and save time, fuel and money. Advanced Lane Guidance uses photorealistic images to bring even more clarity to complex multi-lane exits so you can be more confident on the road.

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