Steering its way into the rapidly expanding Australian portable automotive GPS market, LG Electronics has unveiled two ?text-to-speech? portable navigation units, the LN500 and the LN800.

The portable navigation devices combine convenience, flexibility and pin-point accuracy for the modern traveller by delivering text-to-speech voice guidance, simple touch screen operation and detailed map data.

Incorporating the latest in GPS technology, the LN500 and LN800 offers innovative text-to-speech functionality that provides drivers with specific road names as opposed to the standard ?turn left? style directions.  This allows users to keep their eyes on the road while listening to directions, therefore creating a safer driving experience.

LG?s portable navigation devices line-up features touchscreen LCDs ranging in size with the LN500 hosting a 8.89 cm display and the LN800, showcasing a 10.16 cm screen. Recognised as the Australia?s slimmest in design (1.8 cm depth), both models include a super slim casing for enhanced portability and easy installation.

With user convenience in mind, the touch-screen menu is designed to increase ease of use, presenting user-friendly text with large icons for easy consumer interface and quick three button access.  Consumers also have the option to customise settings to suit their travel plans with selections including ?Trip Planner, History Favourites and Avoid Roads?.

LN500 features

  • Australia?s slimmest design (1.8 cm depth)
  • Text to speech technology
  • 4 hour battery life
  • In-built antenna with enhanced reception
  • 512MB internal memory/SD card slot
  • Quick 3 button access (volume and menu)
  • RRP: $599

LN800 features

  • Australia?s slimmest design (1.8 cm depth)
  • Text to speech technology
  • 6 hour battery life
  • In-built antenna with enhanced reception
  • Auto Day/Night Mode Change (Digital Eye)
  • 512MB internal memory/SD card slot
  • Quick 3 button access (volume and menu)
  • RRP: $699

Source: LG Electronics