Gadget of the Day: Acer v200

News just in – Acer has released a sat-nav unit that simply directs you to where you need to go… and that’s it. There’s no MP3

News just in – Acer has released a sat-nav unit that simply directs you to where you need to go… and that’s it. There’s no MP3 player, no wireless internet and no panoramic widescreen.

Let’s face it – fiddling with your sat-nav to get it to play your favourite tune/tell you where the nearest Starbucks is while barrelling along the M1 might not be the best use of your motor skills.

Acer has realised that sometimes all you want to do is get from A to B (possibly avoiding C), and it’s with that in mind that the v200 offers you a stripped-down sat-nav with a 3.5-inch touchscreen, an idiot-proof interface, UK maps and, well, that’s about it.

But don’t throw a strop just because it won’t download a cappuccino for you – the fact is the v200 concentrates on performing its primary job well, with the added bonus that even a gadget simpleton should have the v200 up and running before you can say “Abergavveny”.

And if you really need to fiddle, then there’s one-touch destination input and a ‘map view maximizer’ – for just over a hundred notes, what more do you want?

Essentials
Acer v200
Price: £110
On sale: Now
Contact: Acer

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