The Polaroid MGX-0550 marks Polaroid’s entry into the GPS market. The MGX-0550 comes with a large 5.6 inch touch screen display and preinstalled maps covering North America. What is unique about the Polaroid MGX-0550 though is the ability to play DVDs and music CDs. You can insert audio CDs, movie DVDs, photo discs of both 12cm and 8cm sizes into the MGX-0550. Discs can be DVD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, or Picture CD types.
Pop in a DVD and passengers can keep entertained during the drive. The MGX-0550 will interrupt the multimedia options when it needs to alert you for navigation. The Polaroid MGX-0550 also comes with a remote control to manage multimedia playing.
There are also AV inputs to connect a video camera or video game to the device as well as AV output jacks for using an external speaker or an external display. Audio can be sent to your car’s stereo system through an FM transmitter. If the driver doesn’t want to hear the multimedia the sound can be sent to a splitter where two sets of headphones can be connected.
The MGX-0550 comes with a big knob in the front used for navigating through the various menus. Maps can be displayed in 2D or 3D mode. GPS reception should be fantastic, powered by a SiRF Star III chipset. There is also a built in compass, speedometer, and altimeter.