*PIX* Alpine PMB-100 aka Blackbird

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  1. NisAznMonk

    NisAznMonk New Member

    Dec 1, 2001
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    Just got my blackbird in so I wanted to post up my own little review of it. [​IMG] .

    So far its a pretty nice unit. Its about the size of a PSP I think and cosmetically it looks awesome. The supplied mounting piece attached onto the windshield very easily and stays up there very well. No need to worry about the unit falling off and breaking there.

    The blackbird will zoom into about 250ft from your target. The screen is pretty darn sharp and its pretty bright too. The only problem I had was glare from the front windshield. I'm not sure how I'll go around this problem, but its not that big of a deal anyways. The touchscreen is pretty responsive, but since this is my first touchscreen unit since my old Palm IIIc I don't really have much to compare it to.

    This thing will also accept an SD memory card and play your MP3's. I haven't used this feature yet, but I was told that it has a built-in FM modulator. For those of you that don't know what that is it'll allow you to hear the MP3 files from your SD card through your radio wirelessly. I have a 2gb sandisk SD card so I'll try this when I ride in a car with speakers [​IMG] .

    It also has quite a few points of interests and it helped me find a Subway sandwich shop today. I guess that was a big plus. Below are some pictures of the Blackbird.


    Pros: Bright screen, responsive to the touch, portable.
    Cons: a bit slow when recalculating your route (watch the video below), but this is my first GPS unit so I don't have anything to compare it to. The only other real negative comment that I had is a personal one. I found out tonight that I get car sick when I drive and read this thing at the same time. [​IMG] . Looks like I'm already gonna have to sell this thing [​IMG]

    Right click and save for my 20mb movie.

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