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John Stewart

New Magellan Roadmate Features Built-in AAA TourBook

"The OneTouch user interface continues to win awards for its richness and ease of use. We're delighted to offer this experience across all Magellan 2009 auto navigation models," said Mike Wagner, senior director of product marketing for Magellan. "The new Magellan RoadMates also include more features than any previous models, like built-in AAA TourBook information, spoken street names, highway lane assist, highway exit points of interest search and multi-destination routing."

All models in the Magellan RoadMate series offer a revolutionary new OneTouch favorite addresses and searches that are just one click away. After users identify and store preferred banks, restaurants and other destinations in the device, the OneTouch feature lets them instantly access directions to those located closest with one quick menu click.

"AAA is pleased to offer our trusted travel information in an expanded line of quality Magellan GPS units, highlighting additional ways to save as a AAA member," said Marshall L. Doney, vice president of Automotive for AAA.

Trusted Points of Interest From AAA TourBook Guides

The Magellan RoadMate series gives users searchable AAA TourBook listings that include AAA Diamond Rated restaurants and lodgings, along with attractions, events and campgrounds - taking the guesswork out of planning a trip. Users can also access listings for AAA-Approved Auto Repair shops and businesses that offer AAA member discounts. All listings include the exact GPS location.

The new series also provides a toll-free menu for AAA members to access North America's largest roadside assistance network.

All new Magellan RoadMate models offer the following features:

  • New 4.7-inch, WQVGA (RoadMate 1470), 4.3-inch WQVGA (RoadMate 1440) or 3.5-inch (RoadMate 1340) QVGA full-color, anti-glare touch-screen display
  • Acclaimed easy-to-use OneTouch favorites drop-down menu with personalized search icons to easily find favorite places
  • Features AAA TourBook listings and member Roadside Assistance menu
  • Announces street names and directions at each turn
  • Highway Lane Assist points the user in the right direction and ensures the correct lane will be chosen before the next turn
  • Highway Exit Points of Interest search let the user find gas stations, restaurants and hotels near upcoming exits
  • QuickSpell® with New SmartCity Search intelligently narrows searches and checks spelling when entering addresses
  • Offers multi-destination routing with route optimization
  • Includes maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico
  • 2-D and 3-D map views with auto day/night mode switching
  • Trip computer and trip planner
The manufacturer's suggested price for these models is as follows: RoadMate 1470 is $299, RoadMate 1440 is $249 and RoadMate 1340 is $179.

The Magellan RoadMate series ships with a windshield mount and cradle; a 12-volt vehicle power adapter; an adhesive disk for alternative, on-dash mounting; and a quick reference quide. For additional accessories, including cases, pouches and additional mounting options, visit MagellanGPS.com. Map updates for Magellan products can be purchased separately.

About MiTAC Digital Corporation
MiTAC Digital Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation and promotes and sells products and services under the Magellan brand name. Magellan assists people to travel, work and play their way with leading portable navigation and positioning solutions across multiple consumer markets. Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the producer of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate, and Maestro series portable car navigation systems, as well as the Magellan Triton outdoor handheld navigation devices. MiTAC Digital Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information on Magellan, visit http://www.magellangps.com.

About AAA
As North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at http://www.AAA.com.


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John Stewart

The Magic Of A Campfire Anytime Anywhere!

Gear Up For Fun With Campfire In A Can® The Gas Can™ Now You Can Enjoy The Magic Of A Campfire Anytime Anywhere!

The magic of a campfire can now be enjoyed easily anytime, anywhere with Campfire In A Can® - The Gas Can™.  The Gas Can™ is without a doubt the most versatile and innovative portable propane fire pit ever designed.  Fire Ban?  No problem, The Gas Can™ is Fire Ban Approved!  

The Gas Can™ by Campfire In A Can: CSA certified to 64,000 BTU’s, it’s literally the hottest campfire on the market! Safe to burn on a wood deck or patio carpet, The Gas Can is the only campfire with a certified zero clearance to combustibles! The innovative pedestal style base provides safe and easy internal storage of the 10' foot propane hose and regulator. Our innovative 3-spoke burner design creates a warm and robust campfire. A realistic one-piece log set with super glow woodchips gives your campfire an authentic wood burning appearance, no loose logs to rub together or break in transit. The high-efficiency propane regulator & adjustable shut off valve allows easy control of desired fire size up to 64,000 BTU’s. The RV Hook Up Coupler makes it easy and safe to attach the hose to your RV’s propane system. The aluminum canister top functions as a stand and a protective carrying case. Its collapsible handle folds flush for easy storage. The removable cooking grate is perfect for the coffee pot or skillet. Fuel: Propane, Weight: 14.6 lbs., Diameter: 14 3/4", Height: 10 1/4"

 All Campfire In A Can® products include the Happy Camper Guarantee – If you’re not happy, we’re not happy!  Each unit is precision crafted to produce a good old-fashioned, roaring campfire. Hassle-free and fun – the way a campfire should be.  All Campfire In A Can® products adhere to the Leave No Trace philosophy – protecting you and our environment.  

Campfire In A Can® portable campfires are the only ones designed with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. That’s because we’re outdoor enthusiasts, too. In fact, we were inspired to develop our products because we couldn’t find the kind of premium-quality outdoor fire pit we were looking for. From the backyard to the beach, tailgating, camping, RVing and beyond, our environmentally friendly, easy-to-use and safe outdoor fire pits give you a warm, welcoming campfire experience anytime, anywhere.  It’s the premium-quality portable campfire you can count on — from our family to yours.

The magic of a campfire
Where the fish get bigger
The mountains get higher
The hike was uphill both ways
New friends become old friends

The Gas Can™ by Campfire In A Can® - $239.99
The Cover™ by Campfire In A Can® - $32.00
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John Stewart

Extreme Outback Releases Ultra Light Aluminum Air Tank

The Ultra Light 3.0 features five 3/8-inch outlet ports and a 1/4-inch drain port. The tank is built to DOT-standard 750-psi burst strength. Measurements are 7-inch diameter by 24 inches long. Standard finish is raw aluminum; polishing and powdercoating are available extra-cost options. Extreme Outback can also custom-make tanks to customers' specs in both aluminum and steel.

For more information, please contact Extreme Outback Products, 866-447-7711, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.extremeoutback.com.

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Elie Isaacson

Off-Roaders Going Soft?-LiftTrax-A New Approach to Off-Road Recovery

Lifttrax 4x4 Recovery

Invented by 4x4 Enthusiasts Dan Hermann and Eyal Benjamin who are both engineers by trade, LiftTrax can take the weight of an 8800lb (4 ton) vehicle and then roll up into a small carry bag.

“At the beginning, the hardest thing was convincing people that a compact, light product could lift huge rigs and do the job of several different heavy duty devices. Us off-roaders tend to think “brawn no brain” but LiftTrax make a lot more sense. We now sell them in countries I’ve never even been to!” says Benjamin. LiftTrax, which is known in some countries as Pillowtrack, was launched just under two years ago and is already selling across four continents with distributors from the United States and Australia to Europe and The Middle East.

Another distinct advantage of LiftTrax is that they don’t just provide stuck vehicles with traction, they simultaneously lift the vehicle as well. Boasting twice the bursting pressure of the commonly known exhaust jack , LiftTrax raise the beached vehicle up and allow it to drive away.

LiftTrax’s compactness has also made them the tool of choice for “Occasional Off-Roaders” who don’t want to invest in vehicle modification or expensive recovery tools but do want an insurance policy against getting stuck. “We originally intended it for 4x4 enthusiasts like ourselves but we’ve found it’s become popular with a lot of other outdoor types as well such as hunters and anglers” says Hermann.

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RedRock 4x4 Side Armor

This affordable and rugged side armor is available for Jeep YJ, TJ and 2 door and 4 door JK. It includes all of the hardware necessary to get these mounted on your Jeep and installation requires no drilling or cutting, making them an easy install for all Jeep owners! Made of heavy duty 1.75” Diameter (0.12” wall thickness) steel tubing and covered in a textured black powder coat finish, this side armor offers great looks with long lasting corrosion resistance. Get aggressive off-road appearance along with practical undercarriage protection with this stylish side armor from RedRock 4x4.

RedRock 4x4 Armor Page: http://www.extremeterrain.com/redrock-4x4-bumpers-armor.html

  • Provides side protection
  • Doubles as a step
  • Heavy duty tubular steel construction
  • Textured black powder coat finish
  • Easy, bolt‐on installation
  • Fits 2 door and 4 door JKs, TJs, LJs and YJs
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
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