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Dual Electronics announces XGPS300 navigation cradle for iPod touch

Well, it looks like iPod touch users pondering the somewhat pricey (and still unfulfilled) proposition offered by TomTom’s Car Kit now finally have another option to consider, as Dual Electronics has announced a navigation cradle of its own that’s aimed solely at Apple’s GPS-less handheld. While it’s not quite as sleek as TomTom’s unit, Dual’s new XGPS300 rig does boast a few decided advantages, including a cradle that also doubles as a rechargeable battery for some added juice when you’re out and about and, most importantly, a free NavAtlas navigation app, which will apparently only work with Dual’s cradle (sorry, no mix-and-matching here). You’ll also get a built-in speaker, a mini USB port for charging and, of course, an adjustable windshield mount for in-car use. Still no firm word on a release date just yet, but it looks like this one should be available sometime this month for $179.99. Head on past the break for a video.

[Via Gadget Review, thanks Ryan]

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