Garmin Comparison Chart

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I am recently checking on the GPS and I have never bought one before, so while I checking out the websites, I found this Garmin GPS Comparison Chart from


Basically it shows all the models from Garmin with current Amazon prices , so it is very convenient for me to compare. I prefer the models that has Speech to Text feature. Text to Speech feature is a important since it would be difficult to know exactly where I am during driving a car. But I wonder how good their speech quality is. Maybe I should check out Youtube .

I am not sure if I buy Garmin brand, but it is the most popular ones. I wonder how those other non popular brand GPS (Sony or Navigon) are in terms of quality over prices.

Latest Models (Nov 2009)

Amazon prices reflect Early November 2009 prices and maybe different at the time of your reading.

(Merchant) Price
Display size (inches) Text to Speech Speed Limit Display Lane Assist Junction View Bluetooth Traffic compatible
nuvi 1200 $157 3.5 check check
nuvi 1250 $160 3.5 check check check
nuvi 1260T $208 3.5 check check check check
nuvi 1300 $174 4.3 check check
nuvi 1350 $234 4.3 check check check check
nuvi 1370T $372 4.3 check check check check check
nuvi 1390T $286 4.3 check check check check check check

Eventually I bought Garmin nuvi 1200 but Garmin nuvi 1250 is a better deal with speed limit display function but they are almost the same price. Bluetooth capability is useful if you want to connect your wireless phone and use GPS as hands free device.

Garmin 250 Comparison chart.

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Best Freeware for Windows by LifeHacker

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (82% score) is one of my favorite DIY website with articles on free softwares and great ideas to improve our lives.

This “Lifehacker Pack 2009: Our List of Essential Free Windows Downloads” article from features the important freewares that we need in our desktop PC.


From well known and ever popular Firefox – Web browser and Picasa – Image Tool, they mention about Everything – Desktop File Search Tool (Hana Sara Freeware Blog).

Some of my favorites are

However, the most interesting part is that they have a software package that includes all the softwares (except some license sensitive ones) that you can download. download the Lifehacker Pack bundle . Here is the explanation from the website.

To use it, download the Lifehacker Pack bundle, extract the two files from it into a folder or onto your desktop, and then run the InstallPad app; you’ll see our must-have list ready to download and install in a snap. You can un-check the apps you already have or don’t want, install apps individually, or mass install everything you’ve got checked with one click. We included everything in the InstallPad list except iTunes, Songbird, and the Mozy backup software; the former two because they’re somewhat of an either/or choice (at least in our list), and the latter because it requires a sign-up and registration to really install and use properly.

So enjoy!

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