Whether you label yourself as a computer nerd or geek, stuff that’s mobile is good-good-good. The more electronic stuff we can take out of the house into the real world, the better.

Except there’s one problem.

The screens on devices are a bit small-ish and the on-screen information sometimes can’t be read even at a distance of only 2 feet away. All the mobility in the world doesn’t mean squat if you can’t read the screen.

The industry is listening. Or at least Cobra has. The Nav One 5000 GPS unit has features in it that just make sense, like oversized icons, a truly brighter (meaning more readable) screen and other very useful features that work in the real world.

No, I won’t be tossing out my Garmin StreetPilot c580 for it, but the fact the industry realizes that yes, readability is important is most certainly a step in the right direction.

Expect to see more products that put more humanity back into electronics like the Nav One. Good job, Cobra.

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