Wednesday, October 10, 2007

When heat strikes

two days back it was unexpectedly hot in Michigan at this time of the year. It was 91 (32 C) and my car was parked in the sun. As I opened my car I saw my new GPS navigator on the ground with its touch sensitive screen shattered! Initially I thought someone must have opened my car and did this. But this did not make sense. So I believed what must have happened was the excessive heat caused the sucction cup holding the GPS system to fail dropping it and shattering its screen. The first time I used GPS was when I moved to Michigan 2 months ago. I ellected to add GPS to my rental car then. from first day of use I was in love with it. You just punch in the address and it takes you there! you need a restaurant, no problem it even asks you what kind and lists all the Mexican or italian restaurants close to you. It was quite helpfull with long trips. So to say the least I was quite unhappy with its quick domise. I called customer support to see they would cosider repairing it under warranty. Despite the clear statement that accidental dammage is not covered, they agreed to repair it as they considered it a failure of cup sucction.

I am waiting for it and already missing it.


At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Hisham,

I am thinking of getting one myself. Is this a Garmin? Which model would you recommend, 250, 350, 650, etc?


At 11:42 AM, Blogger Haitham Salman said...

It is 330c.. now it is quite cheap. it was $350 when I bought it but now it is around $170. it has the same software as the more expensive models. the voice commands is pretty good. it is not as compact as the newer models but it has the same functions.


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