Magellan’s RoadMate GPS Line Enhances Safety and Convenience

Road-tripping this summer? Although many nowadays simply use their smartphones for GPS navigation, Magellan’s latest GPS family will get you to your destination quickly and safely with its latest suite of features. The 2012 RoadMate portable auto navigation models were designed to save users’ time and maximize convenience.

Features include Landmark Guidance, Traffic Camera Alerts, Best Parking, Speed Limits and Junction View. Landmark Guidance eliminates the need for drivers to scan for street names, which takes their concentration off the road in front of them. Instead, the GPS tells them to turn at familiar landmarks such as the local gas station or a popular restaurant.

Traffic Camera Alerts does just that, alerting drivers of upcoming red lights and speed cameras. Even if you’re not using the GPS for navigation, this feature still works. Premium content for this feature, which alerts the driver of high accident areas, school zones and dangerous intersections, can be added for $29.99 per year.

The Best Parking feature links to, which locates parking garages for you, as well as where the entrances are and hours of operation. Speed Limits keeps the driver within the law, informing them when they’re exceeding the speed limit. The Junction View feature shows an image of the road as well as outlines the lane the driver need to be in to safely execute their route.

The RoadMate line includes the following models: 2210, 2210T, 2220-LM, 2230T-LM, 5220-LM, 5230T-LM, 5235T-LM, ranging in price from $99.00 to $169. The entire line will be available at retailers such as Amazon, Costco, Best Buy and Kmart as of the first week in June.

Molly Klinefelter
Follow Molly Klinefelter on Google+; Follow LAPTOPMAG on Twitter;, Google+; or Facebook.
Molly Klinefelter on
Email* (will not be published)
*Indicates required field
Submit Comments

  1. Bonnie August Says:

    I am VERY unhappy with my new magellan. We were traveling to south carolina and it was sending us in circles. I had to use a road map to get to our location. If I can return this I would be very happy, I don’t want to try to use it again and have it send us on a wild goose chase. It spoiled me for ever using it again, how can I return it. Bonnie

All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options