Article by Lutz Bendlin and Mike
TomTom are starting to provide a range of accessories for
the GO. Most notably are different front and back covers
and a carrying bag. Here's a quick first impression.
We haven't seen the bag yet but it looks like it can take
a hit or two (this is not an invite to drop your GO, not
even in the bag!). We will know more once we were able to
get our hands on the bag, and will duly inform you of it's
From the photos it is difficult to judge the exact size
of the bag, but it is big enough to hold the GO, the screen
mount, and a mobile phone as well. PErfect if you are travelling
and renting cars at your destination.
Maybe we will start a new trend of men carrying bags in
the UK? Who knows in years to come we might turn round and
say 2005 was the year that if became fashionable for men
to carry handbags (sorry gadget bags).
TomTom show that they are sensitive to user's style requirements.
They now offer different face plates that allow you to select
the one that best fits your car's general appearance.
The original TomTom GO was customisable by switching the
front cover. With the new versions of GO you can change both
the front and back covers.
Unlike the original GO front covers the new covers are supplied
in packs of three. So you dont have to deliberate about which
on to select, you get all three. The difficulty is choosing
which one to use on the day. Now what colour are my shoes
today? Gold. No problem!!
the standard silver cover is a good ballpark for most of
the dashboards of today's cars, but it is always good to
have other choices too - here you can select between "trendy"
colors like black, some kind of golden, and a metallic
There also will be different versions of those covers
due to the fact that the GO 700 doesn't have the SD card
slot any more.