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While the Garmin Nüvi 5000's XXL display will seem oversize in a Mini, drivers of bigger rigs (or those with bad eyesight) will love its bright, five-inch screen. A video input allows you to connect a rearview camera (not included) for added safety, and the software offers terrain accents and easy route customization: You can draw a square on the map to tell the device what areas to avoid, such as clogged downtowns or construction zones. The only bummer? You pay for that big display. $860; garmin.com

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