Never get lost driving again with K.I.T.T, the most iconic TV car of all time from the 1980s TV show Knight Rider. Mio’s Knight Rider portable GPS navigation unit brings an authentic Knight Rider experience to your car. Red LED light accents with voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions provided by the original voice of K.I.T.T. (William Daniels) help you get out of any jams (traffic or otherwise). Boasting fast and accurate GPS reception, top-notch mapping, and a comprehensive POI (Points of Interest) database in addition to a 4.3-inch widescreen LCD and memory card expansion, all that’s missing is Michael Knight (aka David Hasselhoff) and his patent leather jacket.
The K.I.T.T. indicator LED display moves in sync with the anamorphic equalizer for an authentic Knight Rider light show. For an authentic Knight Rider experience, Mio collaborated with Navtones to include exclusive voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions featuring new recordings made by William Daniels as the voice of K.I.T.T. The device’s integrated randomized greetings and custom names will welcome you to your navigation experience. You can be Michael if you’re a purist, or choose from one of the list of 300 names. The Knight Rider GPS features an active LED voice synthesizer display that moves in sync with the voice, just as it did on K.I.T.T.’s dash, which provide a clear representation of all audio commands as they occur. The unit can even be programmed to advise you of speed limit infractions just in case you’re applying too much turbo boost.
The opening credits from the Knight Rider TV series. The highly sensitive SiRFInstantFixIII GPS receiver provides a rapid time-to-first-fix positioning, is WAAS enabled, and can acquire a signal even in urban canyons and under dense foliage. With pre-loaded maps of the U.S. and Canada, the Knight Rider GPS is ready to operate in minutes with no computer set-up required. Containing over 4-million POIs such as restaurants, hotels, gas stations and more, you are never more than a few keystrokes away from your destination. Simply select the category of your desired location, make your choice from the provided list, and you are ready to find just about anything you are looking for, giving you a local expert as a traveling companion.
Intelligently designed, the 4.3-inch anti-glare touchscreen LCD allows for more on-screen information and additional details about upcoming intersections. This full-color display also offers a 480 x 272-pixel resolution for easy at-a-glance information. The included cradle doesn’t just hold your navigator, but will also charge the battery while you drive when connected to the power cable.
But is this Knight Rider GPS all hype and marketing? Would this be a worthy GPS without the Knight Rider logo and K.I.T.T. voice? Let’s find out.
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