Mio guides sat-nav into bargainville

As much as we hanker after TomTom’s awesome GO 910 (review here), not everyone wants sat-nav with a 20GB hard-drive and £500 price tag. Luckily for pe

As much as we hanker after TomTom’s awesome GO 910 (review here), not everyone wants sat-nav with a 20GB hard-drive and £500 price tag. Luckily for penny-pinchers, Mio’s just produced this budget alternative.

The C210 wears a similar mini TV look to its TomTom rivals, and even  sports several of the same features as cheaper models like the GO 510.

There’s a latest SirfStar III chipset which, with the 400MHz processor, should keep the maps’ refresh rate up while serving timely directions and Points of Interest.    

Mapping comes courtesy of the company’s latest software, MioMap version 3, and the internal flash storage comes pre-loaded with maps of the UK and Ireland, along with the major roads of Europe. You also get free speed cameras updates for a year.

The touch-screen is a tad small at 2.7in, but this 210g baby is designed to be used on foot as well as just sitting on your dash, and has a respectable 4.5 hours battery life.

The best feature, however, is the price. The C210 is available now for £165 from one of Mio’s official online vendors, Easy Devices.

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