A company is doing an Limited Edition Ed Hardy Smart Car "upgrade"
package. I personally think this is the dumbest thing I've seen in a
long time, but I'm sure someone thinks it's cool. Price tag on the
upgrade alone is $22,765 plus tax. Add that to the price of the car
and you're in the high 30's to $40,000 range for the 80 hp machine.
This is so James Bond! Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre have teamed
up on a new timepiece that doubles as a key to the $260,000 Aston
Martin DBS. The watch locks and unlocks the car, but you'll still
need a key to make the car go (that part sucks). The watch carries a
price tag of $37,900 and is available as an add on for DBS owners.
Mio is coming out with a new GPS unit that speaks in KITT's (Knight Rider) voice. Now I must say when I saw this, my first thought was, "THIS IS SO COOL!!!" A turn by turn guide in Kitt's voice!!! Are you kidding me!!! It apparently boots up by saying, "Hello Michael, where would you like to go today?"
I loved Knight Rider as a kid. KITT was the car I dreamed about. Funny how I just got a black sports car and didn't even think about how it's kinda the same. Charissa mentioned it when I first got it, but I didn't think much of it. Maybe it was a subconscious thing;-)
Anyway, Mio's new product is set to retail for around $270. The "cool" side of me says, "Dude, you can't get that!", but the Knight Rider fan says, "KITT, I need ya buddy!"
I just activated OnStar (another feature) and it too seems pretty cool. It has turn by turn navigation ($100 first year upgrade), phone service (for a charge), etc. The first year is free for everything OnStar does besides the turn by turn and the phone.
What's with all these charges for the good stuff??:-)
So with the new car comes a few features and one of those is a 3-month free trial with XM Radio. I haven't really explored all of what XM can do, but I'm having a hard time getting past the fact that I would have to pay $12.95 a month (beyond the 3 months) to listen to the radio. Am I so far behind the times that this seems wierd to me??
Has anyone else experienced OnStar or have any thoughts on it? Let a brother know!