Gadget of the Day – Acer v200

An old teacher once taught us a useful mnemonic: kiss – or keep it simple, stupid. It turns out that unbeknown to us, Acer was in our class at s

An old teacher once taught us a useful mnemonic: kiss – or keep it simple, stupid. It turns out that unbeknown to us, Acer was in our class at school and has adopted the mantra for its new v200 sat-nav.Aimed (presumably very accurately and with detailed directions on how to get there) at sat-nav newbies, the v200 is being touted as a ‘my first GPS’-type system. That means there’s no fancy hard drives for storing tunes, no complicated Bluetooth handsfree system and certainly no TMC traffic warnings.What you will get for just over a ton, though, is a 3.5in touchscreen, individual country or European maps, 7-digit postcode search and a pedestrian mode for when you decide to pound pavement instead of asphalt.Can’t get simpler than that.EssentialsAcer v200Price: £110On sale: ‘In the next few weeks’Contact: AcerRelated stories:Mustek busts out budget sat-navMio’s split screen sat-navs arriveBuy Treo, get TomTom free