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Road buddies

Need to plan the best route and dodge speed traps along the way? Try these GPS devices and radar detectors.

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The road warrior's best friends
The road warrior's best friends
I'm the CEO of Wetpaint.com, a Seattle startup that lets anyone create a fan site for free. My job often has me driving around an unfamiliar city, in a rush to make my next appointment. To save time - and my sanity - I don't go anywhere without a GPS route planner and a radar detector to warn me of potential speed traps.

Currently my go-to road warrior gadgets are the Garmin Nuvi 350 GPS and the Escort Passport 8500 X50 radar detector. Because I'm always on the lookout for the next best thing, I decided to give two popular rival products a spin. So on my latest road trip, I tested the Magellan Maestro 4370 GPS and the Valentine One radar detector.

NEXT: Garmin Nuvi 350 GPS: $330
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