Asus released a new portable GPS navigation system this week. The ASUS R300 PND is an innovative GPS device that is only 1.38cm thick and 140g in weight – making it ideal for portability, whether placed in the car, carried in the user's pocket or snapped on easily to bicycles through a specially designed mount. Besides providing directions, the R300 is also a total communications and entertainment hub, and comes equipped with a built-in Bluetooth wireless receiver to answer phone calls; plus the ability to play MP3s and view videos.
Safe Riding with Exclusive Bicycle Mount
Navigating with the ASUS R300 becomes safe and easy with the new mount package. The new bicycle mount allows users who utilize bicycles or motorbikes to easily attach the R300 to the handlebars of their cycles – providing a convenient and secure way to navigate without the need to hold the PND with their hands. These mounts also provide defense against scrapes, scratches and rocks through a protective cover; while an ear phone connection allows users to clearly hear navigational directions amid traffic noises.
Intuitive Interface for Quick Navigation
With a user-friendly interface that consists of a touch-screen control with icon-driven operations in vibrant colors and pictures, the R300 utilizes high quality 2D/3D maps with street names – making navigation simple and relaxing. Access to various POI (Point of Interests) are convenient and fast to operate; rapidly displaying information regarding past location searches and making usage practical whether traveling in a car, on foot, in the user's city or vacationing overseas.
Safer Driving with Auto Light Sensor
The built-in auto light sensor automatically adjusts the LCD display backlight according to different light conditions (eg. Night/day/tunnels) to avoid bright glares and allows users to concentrate on their driving for a safer journey. It also comes with an ultra convenient Bluetooth Handsfree receiver that automatically picks up incoming phone calls – allowing users to have relaxed conversations and promotes safer driving without the need to constantly look at the device.
Complete Portable Multimedia Center
Ultra thin at only 1.38cm and extra light at 140 grams, the R300's fashionable outlook makes this PND hard to resist. Doubling as a total multimedia broadcast device and equipped with an embedded FM Transmitter, the R300 is able to route all audio into the user's car speaker – allowing the user to listen with better quality audio. The R300 also combines a MP3 player and video and picture viewer for multimedia enjoyment on-the-go, anywhere, anytime. It can even save previous routes into flash memory to avoid the user deleting it by mistake; and supports Micro SD memory cards expandable to a large 4G capacity for further expandability.
Microsoft® Windows® CE 5.0
Samsung 2440, 400 MHz Processor
3.5 inch TFT Touch-screen, 65K Color, 320x240 (QVGA)
Built-in 64 MB RAM, 128MB Flash ROM
SiRF STAR III GPS chipset with internal antenna
Micro SD Card slot (up to 4GB)
USB 1.1, Bluetooth 2.0 (with handsfree function)
101(L) x 81.5(W) x 13.8 (H)mm, 140g
1300 mAh, rechargeable Li-Ion battery (Swappable)
Auto Light Sensor
FM Transmitter (Country dependent)
Optional TMC (TMC service availability dependent)