The Great Escape

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Jun 1, 2004
Outside Magazine
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Roam Theater » Get lost? Never again. The (A) GARMIN STREETPILOT 2610, a dash-mounted GPS, can nail your location to within 15 feet. ($1,400; 800-800-1020, Slide a DVD into (B) ALPINE's IVA-D300 MOBILE MULTIMEDIA STATION, connected to two (C)TME-M770 monitors (sold separately) mounted on the backs of the headrests, and your passengers can take in The Matrix. (IVA-D300 stereo, $1,500; TME-M770 headrest monitors, $650 each; 800-257-4631, Ten bucks a month for a subscription to XM SATELLITE RADIO, plus a (D) DELPHI XM SKYFI RADIO and Vehicle Kit, gets you 121 digital channels covering any music or news niche you desire. (SKYFi Radio, $100; Vehicle Kit, $70; 800-967-2346, The credit-card-size (E) APPLE IPOD MINI holds up to 1,000 songs on its four-gig hard drive and runs eight hours per charge—that's Denver to Yellowstone, buzzing on killer tunes all the way. ($249; 800-692-7753, Plug a svelte (F) ITRIP FM TRANSMITTER into your iPod and broadcast, say, a little Wham! over any unused FM frequency, which your car's radio will pick up. ($35; 615-399-7000,

Burning Rubber: our playlist for long drives »
» On and On / Jack Johnson » Hail to the Thief / Radiohead » Speakerboxxx/The Love Below / Outkast » Feast of Wire / Calexico » Elephant/ The White Stripes » Vespertine / Bjök » The Central Park Concert / Dave Matthews Band » The Soft Bulletin / The Flaming Lips » Car Wheels on a Gravel Road / Lucinda Williams » Odelay / Beck » Anthology / Vol. 1: Cowboy Man / Lyle Lovett » The Joshua Tree / U2 » Life's Rich Pageant / R.E.M. » Greatest Hits / Bruce Springsteen » Led Zeppelin IV / Led Zeppelin » A Decade of Hits 1969-1979 / The Allman Brothers Band » The Best of, Vol. 1 / Earth, Wind & Fire » Pink Moon / Nick Drake » Let It Bleed / The Rolling Stones » Highway 61 Revisited / Bob Dylan » The Sun Sessions / Elvis Presley

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