The niftiest aspect of Sony's new NV-XYZ 33, 55 and 77 systems is the 3D map technology that represents actual buildings, roads and street addresses as they appear in front of the driver. Other features include media players, a touchscreen interface, the latest GPS stuff, GateKeeper copy protection, and of course, an email client so that while you're trying to chart the back streets of Tuscaloosa you can simultaneously read those tasteless ethnic joke forwards your crazy uncle insists on sending you. The units will retail for between $1400 and $1900, with their main competition, paper maps, still costing around three bucks.

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