Saturday, April 23, 2005

TomTom GO 700

Before I write a little bit about this cool GPS system, can I just say that I'd rather have my eyes gouged out and lemon juice squirted into them than watch another commercial starring Jessica Simpson's stupidity with Ashlee quick on her curtails. It's weird to think that a preacher (the Simpson dad) would actually say 'Jessica's hot in a T-shirt. She's got DD, how can she not be?'.

sorry, I just saw that Buffalo Chicken Pizza commercial and had to say, what the f*&k?

Now about this GPS from TomTom. Now this little GPS is really neat. It has a couple features which make it more likable than a puppy resting it's head on your lap. Now being a bluetooth enabled device, the TomTom allows you to answer and make calls by simply tapping the GPS's monitor. After almost hitting another car on the freeway while making a call, I see how this can be helpful. The TomTom can also get real-time traffic and weather conditions and if you're new to a city, you can also get helpful detailed city maps and points of interest. Do you need another nice feature? Well the TomTom adjusts its volume based on the speed you're going. So talkie talkie gets louder when you're speeding down the roadway. And if that isn't enough, the interface is easy and can be used in over 18 languages. Plus it speaks more tongues than a Carniceria that specializes in lingua.

Now anything that routes me around traffic is, to me, Jesus reincarnated, but the unit is kind of funny looking when it sits in your car. Oh yeah, I went there with the big J. Much like the TomTom Go we saw at CES, not only does the 700 appear a bit bubbly and cute to be sitting all day on your vehicle, it uses extra-hulk-superglue that sticks so hard onto your car, when you want to move it to another car, it'll be easier to cut the dashboard out. That said, what's a little dashboard sacrifice when you can get from point A to B without paying a toll or hitting traffic?

You can pick up the 700 for around 700. haha! I love it when it works out like that. coincidence? Or marketing? you decide!

11 comments:

Josh said...

Chi-Lan....so...you're kind of strange...but I like that...

Mooch Rex said...

Jessica Simpson's dad is creepier than the old, ancient preacher man from "Poltergeist II".

"Gawd is iiinnn, his holy tem-ple....."

And of course he loves his daughter's double d's. They're what's making him a very, very rich man. And we all know how much God loves money. He built the world in 7 days, but, hey, just can't seem to handle money. Good thing he's got Jessica Simpson's Dad and her double d's in his heavenly corner.

Great review, by the by, Chi-lan!

Brent said...

Chi did you stop at Starbucks before writing that? haha... anywho I bet you can program Starbucks locations into the TomTom.

My Treo 650 which I just got... thanks for the recommendation. Can be used as a GPS too. It will work with a wireless GPS antenna. Of course I don't really want to read such a small screen while driving.

Jason aka Dark Magician 25 said...

Chi Lan I swear I thought all that time you spent in La and San Fran would have gotten you able to get around. So why for art you using a GPS?? However you are right that whole dad commenting on how hot is daughter looks is down right creppy, a little umm no creepy describes it totally.

As for a GPS im from the proud line of southwest virginians. In case you dont know what that means its sorta like being a mountain man, ie you know where you are, you know where your going, and you dont need directions....except maybe a yahoo map lol :P. Also the big advantage of being a mountain man kin....if we have 700 dollars we wont spend it on GPS....we spend it on Moonshine :). j/k folks im only 20....in a month i can spend it on moonshine ;)

Boss of Sad said...

Joe Simpson is a creepy f*ing dude. Just looking at him causes me to shudder, not unlike when I see Karl Rove.

CBSpaceCowboy said...

I could always use a nice GPS. But for 700 bucks...I'm not sure I would spend the cash on that one. I'd rather put that cash to rebuilding my computer. Although the temptation to spend it on the GPS is awful.

Brent said...

Yea!! I'm running Tiger. Ok Chi I just got Tiger and loaded it on my Powerbook... it is slightly slower but that is ok. I am going to bump the memory from 512 to 1 or so gig. I am wondering your thoughts on Tiger. Are you going to be upgrading?

Fanboy_69 said...

IMHO anything over a C is a waste and suffer from major sag in the long run. Jessica is just so plastic it is gross. I like women that a small and firm with a good sence of humor, why else would I hang out here?

Mooch Rex said...

Ummm, 'cause you have a crush on Chi-lan? That's why we're all here my friend:)

Chi-Lan Lieu said...

Keep on crushin' gentlemen. keep on crushin.

Mooch Rex said...

Crush, Crush.

CARR-usssshhh!


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