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New 4x4 Trails Book Released by Alder Publishing

Venture into Nevada Territory with Adler Publishing

New Nevada Trails Western Region
39 trails, from easy to challenging; including GPS coordinates and Topographic maps

Visit ghost towns and mining camps; follow in the footsteps of Pony Express riders. View wild horses in their natural habitat. Let the old ruins of Nevada’s many ghost towns transport you back to an exciting period of America’s history. Discover Adler Publishing’s latest release and explore some of the amazing sites Nevada has to offer.
For more information or to purchase, visit Alder Publishing.

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Pioneer Multimedia Navigation GPS Receivers Available

 Lessco Electronics now shipping full line of Pioneer Avic F series multimedia navigation GPS receivers as well as the new full line.

/24-7PressRelease/ - PATCHOGUE, NY, August 25, 2008 - Lessco Electronics has announced the addition of the highly anticipated Pioneer AVIC-F series GPS navigation systems to their inventory. The AVIC-F units will begin shipping is Aug 24th 2008, nonetheless Lessco Electronics has plans to begin an aggressive marketing campaign to promote the new in-dash and portable AVIC-F systems.

With Pioneer's four upcoming releases, customers will certainly be able to find ways to integrate the highly coveted GPS navigation into any vehicle. The AVIC-F500BT is a portable GPS navigation unit that could easily be mounted on any dashboard or windshield while all three AVIC-F700BT, AVIC-F900BT, and the AVIC-F90BT are in-dash navigation units. The AVIC-F Series is the next generation after the highly successful Pioneer AVIC-D Series which debuted over 4 years ago. Just like the AVIC-D3, the AVIC-F series will have 32,768 user customizable colors, giving consumers the ability to match the unit's color to virtually any color they wish, which is an incredibly helpful feature to anyone desiring to have a completely integrated look. In addition, all four AVIC-F products will feature a 5.8" LCD touchscreen with attractive interface and stylish front panel designs.

The Pioneer AVIC-F products will also have some new features, previously unheard of even in high-quality top-tier products. The navigation interface is modernized and the map images are redesigned, giving the units a very high-tech look. The map data is now built-in to the internal memory of the AVIC-F units instead of the previous, DVD-loaded AVIC-D models. The AVIC-F units will also feature a highly adaptive and intelligent voice command function that could detect human conversational fill-in words such as "Um" or "Uhh" and could even ask questions back to the user. In the case where a user would like to use the built-in Bluetooth hands-free technology to dial a phonebook entry where there is more than one number for an entry, the voice command system will converse with the user to confirm which number he or she would like to call; however, the voice command is not limited to only phone-call commands, but could also be use command playback controls of audio functions.

There is also built-in Bluetooth featured in each of the AVIC-F models without any additional accessories and could even receive iPod / iPod Video sources. The AVIC-F90BT in-dash navigation and the AVIC-F500BT portable GPS device will be able to receive MSN Direct information, which displays local weather, traffic, and even movie times. The AVIC-F90BT is the Premier branded unit, with high-voltage preamp outputs and a 2-year warranty. Both the AVIC-F90BT and the non-Premier branded AVIC-F900BT is capable of DVD video playback with DivX support, however the lower-priced AVIC-F700BT does not support DVD video playback. All AVIC-F in-dash navigation units could also receive Sirius or XM Satellite sources as well as the increasingly popular HD Radio.

Lessco Electronics customers will be able to order any of the Pioneer AVIC-F products and its accompanying accessories, but should not expect the products to ship until mid-August. The Pioneer AVIC-F units will be sold on a "first-come, first-served" basis and customers are encouraged to take advantage of ordering early so to speed the ordering process.

Lessco Electronics is based in the heart of Long Island New York. For more information, please visit: http://www.lesscoelectronics.com

About Lessco Electronics

Lessco Electronics for all your mobile electronics needs! Car - marine stereo, mobile audio video, speakers, radios, amplifiers, lighting, car alarm, remote start - auto starter systems.


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GPS with built-in camera from Garmin

Picture perfect: Garmin® Oregon® 550 with built-in camera offers touchscreen GPS for all seasons, all reasons

OLATHE, Kan./May 7, 2009/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t touchscreen handheld GPS devices, integrating a 3.2 megapixel digital camera, which creates geotagged images, and a 3-axis compass into the popular series of intuitive touchscreen handhelds. The waterproof Oregon 550’s easy-to-use interface and versatile features make it the ideal solution for customers looking for a multipurpose GPS device.

“As everyone looks for ways to do more with less, Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t can be the one GPS device you turn to for all of your activities, in any climate, on any terrain, at any time of year,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Easy enough for beginners to master, Oregon will guide you in your adventures, capture the highlights and bring them back home.”

There’s no need to tote a separate camera in your pack or pocket as Oregon 550's 3.2 megapixel autofocus digital camera with 4x digital zoom automatically geotags each photo with the location of where it was taken, allowing you to mark, remember and navigate back to that exact spot in the future. With this waterproof digital camera, you can take and view pictures in landscape or portrait orientation, and 850 MB of internal memory offers ample storage. These pictures can then be printed or stored and shared online, making every trip even more memorable. Once your Oregon 550 is connected via USB, you can use my.Garmin.com to detect Oregon’s photos, simplify the selection and uploading processes and then store those photos on Picasa, a popular online photo sharing community for friends and families around the world.

The built-in 3-axis compass and enhanced sunlight-readable touchscreen are two other key additions to the Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t (which features preloaded 100K topo maps for the entire U.S. in state-of-the-art 3D elevation perspective). The 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level. And Oregon’s glove-friendly, color 3-inch touchscreen display is brighter and easier than ever to read and use in all conditions, responsive to the touch of your finger, yet resistant to the forces of nature. Weighing only 6.8 ounces, the Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t come with two precharged AA NiMH batteries. These batteries provide up to 16 hours of life on a single charge and don’t lose energy when not in use. The included battery charger saves you money and reduces waste as batteries get recharged and reused. Also in the box is a carabiner clip and USB cable for high-speed USB connections. A microSD card slot provides even more storage for photos, mapping and memory and allows you to view pictures from other devices with Oregon's picture viewer.

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New GiSTEQ Explorer Announced

New product designed to make group outdoor excursions more enjoyable.

Brea, California, (August 21, 2008) – Once again the creators at GiSTEQ have focused on making a product that helps not only the experienced adventurers, but the novices as well. This new product can be found on their website: http://www.gisteq.com/Explorer.php.

The GiSTEQ Explorer is designed to be everything the avid adventurers will ever need in electronics. The GiSTEQ explorer has four main functions. Its first is to allow for live communication within a group while it is connected to your FRM/GMRS 2-way radio, and the PTT speaker microphone allows you to be hands free from your radio when talking with your group. It also functions as a GPS tracker and has waypoint navigation as well. It has many different functions, all in one rugged and lightweight unit, making it a very versatile piece of equipment for any outdoor lover to take with them.

“We wanted to create a unit that would come in extremely handy for those people who love the outdoors. Like our popular PhotoTrackr, this unit is lightweight and easy to use, but is built to withstand the adventures of your average hiker or outdoorsman.” Says Eric Liu, president of GiSTEQ Corp.

The GiSTEQ Explorer is a unique device that has many functions that even the casual hiker or hunter would find appealing, including the built-in compass, the easy-to-read thermometer, and the bright LCD display, which makes it easy to see and use even in low light conditions. Aside from keeping in touch with your hiking or hunting team, you can also use the GiSTEQ Explorer’s GPS Tracker, allowing you to record your trips and save your waypoints, making it easier to navigate your way through the wilderness no matter how far you may roam.

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New Product to Protect Against Harmful Impact of Ethanol Blended Gasoline

The numbers of automobiles and non-road engines that can be affected by ethanol blended gasoline is significant. According to studies cited by The Environmental Working Group, there are 247 million cars, trucks and buses and 400 million non-vehicle gasoline engines. Many of these have the potential of severe fuel system damage.

“The limited data available clearly indicate that non-road engines and a sizable number of older, still roadworthy vehicles could be damaged by increased levels of ethanol in fuel,” reports Olga V. Naidenko, PhD, Senior Scientist, Environmental Working Group.

In order to combat the harmful effects of Ethanol, Eastwood has created the new Fuel Guard™ additives. Eastwood’s Fuel Guard helps prevent corrosion in fuel systems and internal engine components, gum and resin build-up, clogged carburetors, injectors, filters and fuel lines, deterioration of certain types of rubber used in seals and hoses, plus aggravation of water and moisture problems in fuel storage or unused engine situations.

“Ethanol blended in gasoline actually attracts water. This causes the water and gasoline to separate, producing Phase Separation. Phase Separation can create severe fuel system damage. Once it has taken place, it presently cannot be reversed,” Robinson warned.

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