Excerpt: When a product does exactly what it says on the tin, and actually does it well, it's a feat worthy of celebration. But today's consumer is always looking for that little bit more. The Acer v200 Travel Companion is not a mobile communications device, it's not a web browsing tablet, a multimedia player, a boy racer's ‘Get out of jail free' card or a congestion alert station - it's a satnav. Plain and simple.
Summary: Ask the man in the street what he thinks of his sat-nav and he’ll probably launch into a run-down of its extra features – that it doubles as a Bluetooth hands-free, or can spot a pensioner thinking about crossing a road at a hundred paces. Get that man out of the street and into his car and you’ll probably find he doesn’t use these features, which means he’s spent £200 too much on his device and often leaves it at home because he’s too worried it’ll get stolen.