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How’s this for a driving distraction – a GPS-enable rearview mirror that features a 4-inch touchscrren, Bluetooth and games.
This innovation, brought to you by gadget wholesalers Chinavasion, is a kit that can replace any standard rearview mirror. The biggest perks it offers is its GPS and Bluetooth 2.1 capabilities, as well as a 4.3-inch touchscreen for multimedia playback, touchscreen games and DVR options that allow you to record inside and outside the car.
The kit is easy to install, as it fits right over your old mirror. Its GPS unit uses a SiRF Atlas VI chip and a Centrality Atlas 4 Dual-Core 500 MHz processor. Plus, you can run most major brands of GPS software through it (TomTom, iGO, Route66). For hands-free calls, the kit comes equipped with a microphone and speakers, as well as allows you to listen to music through a Bluetooth connected mobile phone. Giving you a clear line of sight behind you, it features a waterproof wireless rearview camera, as well as a camera built into the mirror that can record video and interior and exterior sound.
The games and multimedia playback capabilities should be enjoyed while your car is in the parked position. You can play some of the games that come included on its 480 x 272 pixel 4.3-inch touchscreen, As well, you can watch MP4, AVI, MPG, WMV and 3GP videos and listen to MP3, WMA and WAV audio files. It also supports BMP, JPG, PNG and GIF images and TXT documents.
The kit sells for about $200 and is available for purchase on the Chinavasion website.