I am looking for a cheap way to enter the GPS world. Can anyone fill me in on the pros or cons on the Garmin GPS 18 PC Deluxe vs Microsoft Streets & Trips or similar? I am looking to use my laptop and would like to have voice directions (since it will be easier than having wife read map as long as it is not too expensive). If all goes well I will be purchasing a more compact system but am looking for some GPS expertise.
I'm not familiar with the Garmin product, but if voice directions is something that you are looking for: Streets & Trips doesn't have it yet. S&T may be a very inexpensive way to experience GPS but I would rather recommend to consider iGuidance software. It is very easy to learn and it uses maps provided by NavTeq (Many believe NavTeq provides over all the most reliable maps). iGuidance gives very good voice instructions.