CHICAGO, March 2: Cobra Electronics' (NASDAQ:COBR) recently acquired Performance Products Limited (PPL) now boasts the only mobile navigation unit rated "excellent" in every category by the independent UK-based product review publication Which?. PPL's Snooper Syrius finished with the top score of 90 percent, and achieved the "best buy" status by outperforming competitors in categories such as features, route accuracy and overall ease of use.
"We are thrilled with the high praise we have received from such a well- respected testing magazine as Which?," said Jim Bazet, president and CEO, Cobra Electronics. "Syrius is an innovative product with outstanding performance, and we are happy to have joined forces with PPL to bring unique products like Syrius to drivers across the U.K."
A new member of Cobra's growing line of mobile navigation products, Syrius is a two-in-one navigation system offering satellite navigation technology and speed camera detection capability. The product uses PPL's Enigma database which incorporates speed camera locations across Europe. The camera location technology, unlike other navigation devices, provides alerts confirming the speed camera type and the speed limit at the point of the alert, and counts down accurately to the hazard.
Additional features such as turn-by-turn voice guidance, 2D and 3D maps and "one touch" home and office route programmer are accessed by a full-color LCD touch screen. The wireless design and built-in rechargeable battery complement Cobra's navigation line, offering the perfect combination of effortless technology, portability and features at the right price.
Additional features of the navigation test included versatility, ease of programming, accuracy of destination, speed of rerouting, ease of changing routes, ease of set-up, everyday visibility, clarity of audio information and clarity of visual information.
Which? is an independent publication aimed at guiding consumers in their purchasing decisions. To maintain an unbiased testing environment, the publication does not advertise nor accept product review units from companies.
About Cobra Electronics
Cobra Electronics is a leading global designer and marketer of navigation and communication products with a track record of delivering innovative and award-winning products. Building upon its leadership position in the GMRS/FRS two-way radio, radar detector and citizens band industries, Cobra identified new growth opportunities and has aggressively expanded into the mobile navigation and marine markets over the past few years. Cobra's acquisition of Performance Products Limited ("PPL"), a designer and marketer of award-winning GPS locators for speed camera detection, personal navigation devices and vehicle entertainment and security systems, vastly expands the company's reach in the U.K. and Europe. The acquisition also provides access to PPL's downloadable database of speed camera locations and other intellectual property. The Consumer Electronics Association, Forbes and Deloitte & Touche have all recognized Cobra for the company's innovation and industry leadership. More information regarding Cobra is available at www.cobra.com/. More information on PPL and its products is located at http://www.snooperuk.com/.
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