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Prices continue to tumble even as more features are added to many GPS navigation devices, and it's not difficult to find a full-featured GPS unit with a 4.3-inch screen for under $150. Yet for many consumers, especially the first-time navigation device buyer, the huge feature set found in even modestly priced devices can be a bit intimidating. With the introduction of the appropriately named Ease, TomTom is betting that what some consumers really want is a truly simple-to-use navigation device. With a list price of $110 (street prices may be significantly lower), the Ease is $40 less than its more fully-featured One 140S sibling. But I suspect that some consumers would be more than willing to give up some features in exchange for a simpler navigation experience. The Ease looks very similar to the TomTom One 130 and One 140 products. Like those devices, the Ease features a standard 3.5-inch (diagonal), 320-by-240-pixel display. The Ease also sports a new version of TomTom's built-in mounting bracket, the EasyPort. On the One products, the mounting bracket ring is removable--it just snaps off. On the Ease, the EasyPort is also removable, but the new design ensures that it won't snap off as you're mounting the device to your windshield.
Bargain hunters looking for their first GPS device should start the search with TomTom's latest navigator, the Ease. It's a budget-priced PND that offers all the basics, including robust POI search, text-to-speech for pronouncing street and highway exit names, and a switchable night mode. The Ease is definitely a no-frills device, and at $119, it's about $20 too expensive. But if you're looking for GPS navigation on the cheap, or want to replace an older device with outdated maps or one that lacks text-to-speech conversion, the Ease should do the trick - especially since TomTom has smoothed over a few rough spots in its UI along the way. But, in the end, it's difficult to deny the appeal of older, more-feature-rich devices whose prices have dropped. You can get the all-plastic Ease in black, red, or white. It weighs 6.1 ounces and measures 3.4 by 3.6 by 1.2 inches (HWD) including its integrated mount. The latter folds flat, so you can walk with the Ease, or exit the car without leaving part of the mount behind. The 3.5-inch, non-widescreen touch LCD sports a 320-by-240-pixel resolution and a matte finish; it's bright enough for most tasks, though direct sunlight made it a little tough to read in my tests.
TomTom is attempting to lower the learning curve for the entry-level GPS buyer with its new Ease line of GPS navigation devices. The Ease, which slots into TomTom's lineup just below the TomTom One, is remarkably similar to the TomTom Start, which debuted in European markets last year, and may well be the same device but with North American maps. Design At first glance, the Ease appears remarkably similar to the TomTom One 140 S, which we've previously reviewed. They're both smallish GPS devices with 3.5-inch QVGA color touch screens and TomTom's EasyPort mount. However, look a bit deeper, and there are plenty of differences to be found between the two TomTom models. The Ease's power button has been moved to the back of the device, rather than stay in its usual position along the top edge. Along the bottom edge of the unit is a rather deeply recessed Mini-USB port for charging and syncing the device. Because the Ease does not feature an SD or microSD card slot, all map updates must be synced through this USB connection. Where the One's EasyPort mount clips onto a rotating swivel on the unit's back, the Ease's EasyPort mount is integrated into its housing.
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