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Mobile Internet Device with GPS navigation (Black)
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Item #: 020NR1UB
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Original Price: $149.99
You can do a lot with the ClarionMiND Mobile Internet Navigation Device surf the Internet, get directions, play movies and music, and much, much more. You'll enjoy the benefits of many devices in one sleek, portable package. Stow it in your bag when you go on vacation, check e-mail at the coffee shop, or compare prices while you're shopping at the mall. And you can access all this powerful functionality with just three simple buttons and a 4.8" LCD color touchscreen.
The slick user interface makes choosing menu items a breeze — scroll through the icons with a swipe of your finger, or arrange them in an overhead "carousel" mode. The icons grow larger as you scroll toward the center, making it even easier to tap the screen and get where you want to go. You can also personalize your home screen with shortcuts to the programs you use most often for maximum convenience.
Play your movie and music files, view photos, watch YouTube videos, or play online games with the ClarionMiND. Built-in RealPlayer™ is compatible with most file formats, and gives you almost DVD-quality playback. Connect a gamepad to one of the USB slots to play games, or show everyone pictures of your vacation from a thumb drive. Unlike some other portable devices, you get a large, bright screen that's easy on the eyes.
Use the Music Sync application to access your MP3 files from anywhere you have Internet access. Your tunes are stored on a remote server, so you can synch them to the ClarionMiND any time you're online.
Your web pages will load quickly and movie files will play smoothly, thanks to a robust 800 MHz Intel® Atom processor, a user-friendly Linux operating system, and 512MB of RAM. You can even connect to the Internet on the road, using your Bluetooth® cell phone as a modem with your wireless data plan. A USB input lets you access files from or copy files to a thumb drive. You also get additional computer functions like an address book, file manager, calculator, and PDF viewer.
With the ClarionMiND, you can surf the Internet in any Wi-Fi® hotspot or over your home wireless network, while you view full web pages on its large 800-pixel wide screen, minimizing the need to scroll left and right. You'll find popular web applications like MySpace, YouTube, weather, news, and e-mail built right in. On the road away from a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can use your Bluetooth®-enabled phone and data plan to access the Internet.
The ClarionMiND gives you turn-by-turn map and voice guidance as you drive, and you'll see maps of the entire U.S. and Canada clearly on the big touchscreen. You'll hear street names called out as you follow directions to your destination. A Traffic.com widget displays traffic jam info, so you won't get caught in the latest pile-up. Split-screen mode lets you keep an eye on the weather, news, your music, and other information as you navigate. You can mount the ClarionMiND on your car's windshield or console with the included cradle.
You can access powerful destination searches by connecting to the Internet. The ClarionMiND links with Google Maps to provide you with a wealth of information when you're looking for a place to eat, shop, or relax. You can narrow your search for a specific type of location or include as many options as you want Google Maps can help you find what you're looking for.
A portable navigator eliminates the issue of phone coverage. You don't use data, and you always have maps - even when your phone has no (or slow) service. The maps in a portable navigator are superior to your phone's maps, as are the turn-by-turn directions. Modern GPS navigators have larger screens than most phones, so it's easier to see the map at a glance. Navigators with 3D maps really help you orient yourself quickly in urban areas. If you've got a lead foot, most navigators can also warn you when you are exceeding the speed limit.
Bought 3 for Christmas gifts - one was bad out of the box but Crutchfield handled it very quickly. Lots of features and functions. Navigation seems to work as good if not better than my Garmin. Given all the features it is a bit hard to learn but once you do it is very nice. I used it to go to several Detriot based locations over the holidays and it worked well. I like all the free updates that my Garmin doesn't offer and my adult children like all the internet / 3G capabilities. I would recommend this unit to the technology folks - not for people who want to punch in an address and not deal with all the other functions. It is a GREAT buy at the current price point.
I wanted to like the ClarionMiND. I really did. The marketing and product features looked great, all at a price that can't be beat. Then reality hit me as I started actually working with the unit. For starters, the battery life is horrible. At most you'll get 1:15 on a full charge. Sure, you can buy an extended life batt, but it costs almost as much as the unit. For a unit that touts it's portability and wireless connectivity, this is unacceptable. Speaking of wireless, here's the reason I ended up returning the unit. After successfully setting up a wifi connection at my home, I realized the next time I turned the Mind on it wouln't connect, to ANY wifi. Clarion tech support said the unit locked up its wifi due to not being compatible with WPA2 since WPA2 is too new. TOO NEW? Give me a break.This is 2009. The tech said I could change my home network to WPA to help the problem. I have 7 different devices hooked up to wifi at my house. That's not gonna happen! Bad battery and no wifi at home? Deal breaker!
Pros, I had bought this unit a killer price and It's better than all the other ones I have seen. I think it's well worth its price and more the only Cons I've notice is the short battery life.and realplayer doesn't play divx but updates would probably fix this.
GPS is okay but it has some other features that is worth buying. Like Wi-Fi internet connection, watch movies, listen to music, 500M RAM & 4Gig with Intel Processor? This is really cool gadget to have... I recommend. If you don't like, just return...
Battery drains quickly but don't worry - 120v adapter & 12Vdc car adapter are included.
I have high speed internet and when youtube videos are played on PC, they are smooth. On this thing, they play, stop, play, etc. The touch screen is not sensitive enough, does not have many options, screen is too small. There is ONLY one reason they reduced the price of this thing, and that is because it stinks. Crutchfield was nice and took it back. I would not buy this unless it get's to $75 because that is what it is worth.
had this thing for a few weeks now and tho it was pretty cheap for everything it does BUT MAIN CON, when you use the navigation on the automotive docking station the navigation screen cuts down to only 1/3rd the size! and not sure if it was bad when i bought it but i already have one bad pixel on the unit with only about an hour of use. and battery power is lacking.
BUT for a PRO, the Wifi internet works good. i am returning this unit.. price looks good but i want it 80% for navigation and only 20% wifi internet. so its no good for me.. but if you want a unit for wifi internet its pretty good for that.
[Editors Note: The 1/3 Screen issue is a setting on the unit. If you touch the nav screen it will go back to full screen mode.]
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Overview: The ClarionMiND is a mobile terminal that is equipped with various navigation functions and entertainment functions that are capable of accessing and using the Internet. The ClarionMiND is a Navigation plus Internet-Based Entertainment device that provides GPS navigation, and with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-enabled cell phone, the Internet can be accessed via a full browser anytime and anywhere. It can connect to a network via Wi-Fi or a supported Bluetooth terminal for simple Internet access. The ClarionMiND is a multifunctional mobile terminal you can enjoy using both inside and outside your vehicle. The ClarionMiND intuitive interface allows you to navigate the real-world and the unlimited possibilities of the Internet at the touch of your finger.
Intel Atom Processor: The ClarionMiND is powered by Intel's smallest processor - the Intel Atom 800MHz Processor - which packs an amazing 47 million transistors. Despite its small size, it is powerful enough to deliver a full range of Navigation and Internet services and many useful applications.
4GB Flash Memory: The unit's navigation and internet applications are stored on the ClarionMiND using its built-in 4GB SD flash memory. Additional software and map updates can be downloaded to the unit using its wireless internet connection and USB port.
4.8" WVGA LCD Touchscreen: The ClarionMiND offers ease of operation along with a highly visible 4.8" WVGA (800 x 480) LCD touchscreen display. The LCD touchscreen display offers a contrast ratio of 800:1 and a vertical/horizontal viewing angle of 160-degrees. This intuitive, simple user interface can be operated while driving simply by tapping and dragging on the screen. Using the supplied stylus pen or your finger to tap or drag objects displayed on the screen makes operation simple. The unit's LCD touch screen also features Day and Night modes as well as offers adjustable brightness levels. The LCD can be set to turn off automatically after 1 to 60 minutes when idle.
HMI (Human Machine Interface): The ClarionMiND provides an intuitive HMI (Human Machine Interface). The graphics for the button size and layout, map design and menus are designed to provide excellent visibility to allow safe operation of the unit's touch screen.
Car Mode/Mobile Mode: ClarionMiND comes with a Car Mode for use in the supplied Standard Cradle or optional Car Dock (NK1U, sold separately), and a Mobile Mode that is used when you are carrying the ClarionMiND with you. These two modes give you maximum utilization of navigation in a variety of situations. All of the unit's applications can be used without restriction when in the Mobile Mode, but when driving (Car Mode), use of certain applications are restricted for your safety.
Software Keyboard: The on-screen software keyboard provides smooth alphanumerical input. You can select the fields for mail or keyboard search and a soft keyboard will appear on the display. Large and easy to use, the keyboard allows you to input navigation destinations and search words.
Calculator: The ClarionMiND is equipped with a calculator that displays up to 12 digits.
Quick Information Keys: The unit's on-screen Quick Information Keys allow you to check information on the home screen without starting up operations. A Quick Information Area is displayed in miniature at the bottom of the home screen. By tapping the four key icons at the edges of the area-News key, Weather key, MySpace key, and Portal Sync key-you can display information from each in real time on the home screen. This "quick function" lets you to check with a simple operation the latest information for weather, news, or any other topic at any time.
Built-In Speaker And Headphone Output: The ClarionMiND features a built-in speaker as well as a 3.5mm headphone to listen to audio from the mobile internet navigation device.
USB Port: The ClarionMiND features a USB port (USB type-A) for playback of audio and video files from your USB mass storage device, as well as downloading map and software updates. Note: The mini-USB port located below the Type-A USB does not function, and will be used for future expansion.
Multi-Language Compatible: The ClarionMiND can be set for three languages: American English, Mexican Spanish, and Canadian French.
Password Protection: Use the Password Protection setting to specify whether or not input of a password is required when starting up the unit.
Application Manager: You can use Application Manager to update, add, and delete applications. Applications can be updated and added from Clarion's portal site (my.clarion.com).
Car Mount: The ClarionMiND comes supplied with a suction-cup car mount which allows you to the mount the unit on your front windshield. The car mount allows the ClarionMiND to rotate up/down and swivel left to right. The unit also comes supplied with a self-adhesive disc for mounting the unit on your dash or console.
Power Requirements: The ClarionMiND comes supplied with a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and Car adapter for operation. The included AC adapter and Car adapter can be used to recharge the supplied Lithium-ion battery. The Lithium-ion battery takes up to 2.5 hours to full charge and lasts up to 1.5 hours when in use and 24 hours in Sleep mode. You can set the unit to turn off automatically after 1 to 60 minutes when idle.
GPS System: The unit has a built-in GPS antenna, which means it can be used as a portable navigation unit. It can be used for navigation while walking, driving, or any other means of transportation. The system uses a 32ch GPS receiver and a high-accuracy internal GPS antenna to specify the present location and accurately navigate you to your destination. The unit also features an external GPS antenna port.
US and Canada NAVTEQ Maps: ClarionMiND is a navigation system with built-in NAVTEQ maps of the US and Canada to help guide you accurately to your destination. The ClarionMiND uses 2D (heading or North up) and 3D (heading up) map views. The map scale can be freely changed from 10 yds to 400mi to allow you to quickly find the destination. You can select 10yds, 25yds, 50yds, 100yds, 200yds, 400yds, 750yds, 0.75mi, 1.0mi, 2.5mi, 5.0mi, 10mi, 25mi, 50mi, 100mi, 200mi, and 400mi. The zooming movement is smooth and you can return to the standard 300yds display with one touch.
Destination Search: The ClarionMiND is equipped with a powerful and adaptable search function that enables you to search for a destination based on city, street, longitude, latitude, and type, as well as use POI in Google Maps.
Last Locations: This feature lists all past destinations. This feature is only available when there are four or more past destinations.
Google Maps: The Google Maps you are comfortable with for destination searches and the ClarionMiND navigation system are linked using the Google Maps function. This not only provides an efficient process for setting a pinpoint destination search, it also allows use of the navigation using a POI search, which expands the range of peripheral and related information. In addition to address search, such as city, street and coordinates, and genre search, such as facility category, you can make destination searches more effective by linking with Google Maps to easily set a large number of points of interest (POI). These different searches can be used not only when driving but also for navigation when walking or riding a bicycle or motorcycle.
Routing: When setting the route using the ClarionMiND, you can set conditions such as route calculation type and vehicle, congested traffic and road settings. In addition, you can also use flexible route settings depending on the circumstances, such as setting detours while driving and simulating other routes.
Route Information: Route information shows important information about the currently set route, and also can be used to perform a route simulation and to perform calculation to a different route.
Directions: Starting route navigation (either a new destination or a save route) enables the use of directions, which let you know which roads to use to arrive at the destination. As with distance, all route information is displayed in a list on the Directions screen. This provides a preview of the planned route.
Visual and Audio Guidance: Audio and visual route guides, route simulation, optimization and other features are support features of the ClarionMiND that help you arrive at your destination smoothly and safely.
Go To Screen: You can use this screen while route guidance or route planning is being performed to display a route overview and the destination area, or to display your current location or route planning start point.
Turn Icon Screen: The turn icons shows the current or next driving operation in real time. The following information is provided.
GPS Plot Tracking: The current route is recorded from the moment that your route begins when activated. The record is cleared when Trip info screen information is reset and when this setting is changed to deactivated.
Compass Screen: The current location is displayed as a compass readout, with the bearing, latitude, and longitude updated in real time in accordance with received GPS signals. GPS reception quality is converted to a value and displayed in the HDOP field. The number of satellites whose signals are currently being received is shown under the satellite symbol. The information bar at the bottom of the Compass screen shows the road you are traveling on and other information.
Trip Information Screen: This screen shows the maximum speed, average speed, travel distance, and driving time. Tapping the [Reset] key when route guidance starts will reset trip information to zero and restart it. Trip information values are reset automatically when there is no valid GPS information acquired within two hours.
Optional Real-Time Traffic Info (RDS-TMC): If you place the ClarionMiND in the optional Car Dock (NK1U, sold separately) and use navigation in the Car Mode, you will have access to helpful traffic information. Avoidance settings and guidance will be reflected in the route calculation and route display in accordance with traffic conditions. Traffic information is provided in real time and can be set to automatically update the navigation settings. The Car Dock comes with a lifetime subscription to RDS-TMC.
Internet Connection: You can connect the ClarionMiND to the Internet via WiFi (wireless LAN access point) or via dialup connection using a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone with an Internet subscription.
Web Browser: The YouTube application lets you view the YouTube video sharing site on the Internet. Submitted videos are listed by category, and can be selected for viewing. The Browser application makes it possible for you to browse websites on the Internet. ClarionMiND has a full, highly functional browser that features ease of operation for mobile use. Using the Firefox-based web browser, you can navigate the Web the same way you do on your PC. Find where you want to go, such as restaurants, concert venues and shops by checking the information on the Internet. Inputting the search string into the key word input bar lets you search using Google or other search engines without having to directly access the site. The unit's web browser is compatible with Flash Player 9.
YouTube: ClarionMiND is equipped with a unique browser specialized for using YouTube in a mobile environment. The YouTube icon on the Home Screen gives you one-touch access to one of the world's most popular websites (you do not need to activate the browser). Now you can enjoy videos wherever you are. A video list is displayed when YouTube is opened. Use the keys at the bottom of the screen to switch to the latest video list to find a video you like. The easy to view and operate YouTube viewer displays thumbnails so you can use buttons like Featured, Most Viewed, Related and Most Discussed videos, to quickly view the videos you want to see. The ClarionMiND YouTube browser features a unique function called Auto Playback. This function continuously plays related videos automatically. This gives you a new way to enjoy YouTube by watching a series of videos in a genre you like.
Note: Video cannot be submitted from this unit, only transferred to the unit.
MySpace: With the MySpace application, you can display information from the MySpace Internet social network service (SNS). ClarionMiND features a unique MySpace browsing function that is convenient to use when you are driving or walking. ClarionMiND has convenient, built-in functions that allow use of the primary MySpace functions without activating the normal browser, including rapid access to the quick information area with the latest information.
Note: The browser is used when using the complete MySpace functions. Membership registration is required to use MySpace.
Weather Channel: The weather data is provided by The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc. by accessing The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc. website to obtain and display the weather information for the specified location. Activating the weather application will display meteorological information for 5 days. This is convenient for checking the weather both where you live and where you're planning to go on a drive. Meteorological data is provided by The Weather Channel and updated hourly. One day's weather information for a designated area is displayed in the Quick Information Area of the home screen. The Weather information function offers the following features:
News Channel: The latest news is shown in the Quick Information Area of the home screen and updated every 60 minutes. In the NEWS, 10 categories for both BBC and CNN Website are preset, and you can receive the information which you like by setting 5 favorite categories beforehand.
Email: The E-mail application can be used to send and receive e-mail. The ClarionMiND comes with e-mail software compatible with all the major mail protocols, including POP3 and SMTP. Input is easy using the unit's on-screen keyboard. You can register multiple e-mail accounts, enabling you to send and receive emails separately as required for personal or business use.
Note: The first time you start up the E-mail application, you will need to set up an e-mail account. You can set up multiple e-mail accounts as required.
Contacts: The Contacts application provides you with an address book. Contact information can be used in the Navigation and E-mail applications. Registering your address, phone number, and e-mail address in your address book enables you to smoothly link functions by activating Navigation from the Contacts screen, inputting the settings for your destination, and sending e-mail.
RealPlayer: The RealPlayer application can be used to play music and movies, and to view photographs. It can playback data stored in unit memory, in USB memory, or on a microSD card. The ClarionMiND comes with its own built-in RealPlayer browser that allows you to access your favorite music, movies and photos any time at all when you are walking around. Insert it in the Car Dock (sold separately) and audio will be output from your car speakers to provide background music for your drive. The unit's built-in RealPlayer software is compatible with Micro SD card and USB memory sticks. The ClarionMiND supports the following file formats - mp3, mp4, mpg, mpeg, rm, ra, rv, rmvb, aac, ac3, ogg, wav, wma, wmv, 3gp, jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp. The ClarionMiND offers the following playback features of these files:
File Manager: File Manager also lets you classify and manage music, video and photo data. The registered data can be displayed in the folder list. ClarionMiND provides file management, allowing you to search for, move, copy, delete, or change the names of files in the directory file within the ClarionMiND folder. In addition to ClarionMiND file management, connecting to a USB / micro SD device automatically activates File Manager, which makes it possible to manage files saved to USB / micro SD devices, such as USB memory cards and micro SD cards. Use this to manage documents and PDF files, as well as music, videos and photos that can be reproduced using RealPlayer.
PDF Reader/Viewer: The ClarionMiND offers PDF file viewing capability. You can use the PDF Reader application to browse PDF files. PDF files can be opened in the File Manager or the Browser. You can use touch operation to change the display location by dragging it across the screen. Long-pressing the screen gives you the full-screen display.
Note Pad: You can create simple documents using Note Pad. In addition to creating and editing sentences, you can use the text editor for search and replace, selecting fonts, and setting the Word Wrap and Auto Indent functions.
Portal Sync: You can continually upgrade and extend the ClarionMiND capabilities. You can use a wireless Internet connection to go to the Clarion portal site, MyClarion (my.clarion.com). The Clarion portal site is periodically updated with information required for using this unit and with other helpful information. In addition to accessing useful information, the Clarion portal site all provides you with the following services.
Note: Unit must be in Mobile Mode to register unit. After purchasing this unit, be sure to first visit the portal site and register as a user.
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