Perfectly sized in-between the iPad and the iPhone, the iPad Mini is sure to be a game changer. It also brings a lower price point—starting at just $329. The device is just 7.2 millimeters thick and weighs just over half-a-pound (0.68 lbs.) Apple has crammed a resolution of 1024x768 pixels into a screen size of just 7.9 inches, just small enough for an adult to hold and effectively use with one hand. It's perfect for those looking for a little bit more usability than their iPhone can provide, but don't wish to carry around a full size iPad. The smaller size makes it perfect for automotive navigation, and we're pretty sure it's going to be a game changer.
The iPhone, since its introduction in 2007, has been my primary source of navigation. I personally always found car-based GPS units to be redundant and lacking, and they're never up to date with the latest information. "Oh, you mean Burger King moved to the other side of town and this is now a Taco Bell?"
The only drawback to the iPhone being a primary navigation solution was that the screen was a bit too small, which is why people often mounted an iPad inside their vehicle for navigation—but that was just a bit too large. The in-between size of the iPad Mini, and it's light weight means it's super portable and the perfect size to be mounted on the dash. Be sure to get the model with built-in 4G connectivity, it adds a built-in GPS receiver and gives you the ability to load maps outside of Wi-Fi.
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