First off, let me first apologize for not posting more frequently. I’m sorry. I’ve been really busy with my not-so-new job, (which I love and am thankful for), but the our son is already back in school and I’ve been wrapping up some consulting gigs that I had lingering.
Having said that, you might remember that I posted that my Mio c310x died. The touch screen stopped working. Mio said it would cost $100 for repairs. Honestly, that’s a tough pill to swallow so I decided that I will sell my old Mio on Ebay for parts. I got a bunch of Mio-specific accessories.
So I was in the market for a new GPS. My Dad had a Garmin, which was okay. I still like the MioMap software better, so I was still looking at my options. I didn’t really care for Bluetooth, or even Text To Speech (TTS), so I settled on the TomTom XL 330 that was on sale at Fry’s.
I’ll do a full blown review later, but the one thing that I think is really neat, is that there is both Mac and Windows TomTom software. I have died and gone to heaven! The first night I got my TomTom, I really messed it up. I had to go in and delete files and restore the core OS on it, (it runs linux) and other than that, I am really happy with it. My only beef with it, is that there is no SD slot and I am wondering what will happen when I want to install European maps on it.
I would also like to try to make my own RDS-TMC receiver for it. I don’t think it would be too hard to make since it sounds like a slightly more complex crystal radio.
I’ll post here when I list my Mio on Ebay. I also want to thank all of you who come here looking for Mio hacking tips and other GPS related info. I am glad you have all found it useful.
Don’t get me wrong, if Mio had fixed my c310 I’d still be using it, but $100 is alot when I can get newer technology for just a little more and there seems to be some thing afoot that may prevent any updates to MioMap.
Thanks everyone for being patient with me.