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Kogan EziNav G3


A rectangle it may be, but the EziNav's slim, piano black body is not the eyesore we were expecting and, unlike some Kogan products we've reviewed in the past, it's actually branded. Even better, though, is the relatively compact windshield mount; a far cry from the long and tortuous stem found on previous models. Shame then that the lever for the suction cup snapped off during testing. There's a replacement mount available already, but it's less compact and more fiddly with its posse of screws and adjusters.

The G3 offers a 4.3-inch screen for the price of a 3.5, but press the touchscreen and it distorts markedly, especially near the edges. At night the red power light glows as brightly as a star about to go nova, burning holes into our retina. And — yes, we're nitpicking now — the USB power plug protrudes rather ungainly out one side of the EziNav.

The Kogan features iGo's navigation software that we've seen before in various Uniden portable nav devices. The main nav screen is packed with turn instructions, various meters and buttons vying not only for vital screen real estate, but also the driver's attention. A rabbit warren of menus lurk within the app, with many functions living outside of the main menu.

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