Harman Kardon in sat-nav threesome

Since we're all encouraged to remove our magpie eye-attracting sat-navs from the car when we park up, they may as well do something while they're ridi

Since we're all encouraged to remove our magpie eye-attracting sat-navs from the car when we park up, they may as well do something while they're riding around in our pockets taking up space.Harman Kardon's come up with the solution; it's turned its new Guide + Play into a personal media player. The slim navigator will handle MPEG-4 and WMV 9 movies on its 4in touchscreen with a modest 480x272 resolution for pocket movie fans.It can spin standard MP3s, as well as Napster-friendly WMA files thanks to Microsoft's DRM 10. Full Windows Media Player compatibility should make transferring content a doddle, and, unlike several convergence devices we know, it can be browsed by song, artist, album, genre or playlist, just like a dedicated player.A 2GB card's included, which squeezes in maps for the whole of Europe. Traffic warnings and speed camera alerts also come as standard. Spot it out on the roads from next month.

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Harman Kardon Guide + PlayPrice: £340On sale: MayContact: Harman KardonRelated sites:Guide + Play microsoiteRelated stories:Wayfinder finds its way to Navigator 7