New Products: Going Digital in '08

Updated: January 3, 2008, 5:13 PM ET
By Louie Stout | BASSMASTER Magazine, January 2008
Magellan GPS
Magellan's new Triton series of hand-held GPS units ($179 to $499) are packed with features not found on most portable GPS units. Each user-friendly model has full-color, touch-screen controls, mapping capabilities, a built-in 2 megapixel camera, digital compass, barometer and built-in LED flashlight. If that's not enough, they are water submersible. www.magellagps.com; 866-339-0488

Biosonix's RF300 underwater sound equipment can be mounted in-dash and hard-wired to run off the boat's battery system. The new model comes with more custom sound programs designed by its pro staff and displays information on an LCD screen. www.biosonix.com; 800-633-4861


There's no more guessing about how much juice is left in your 12-volt battery when Vexilar's D-130 Battery Status Indicator is attached to your portable graph or boat battery. The D-130 displays how much battery power remains during use and how much charge you've got during the recharging process. www.vexilar.com; 952-884-5291

"Powerful" best describes this lineup of fixed-mount VHF marine radios. The LVR-880 is DSC-equipped, has a 25/1-watt radio with VHF and FM radio capabilities and offers DSC-101 distress and buddy tracking features when connected with a compatible Lowrance GPS chartplotter. It also has an intercom/hailer-horn, FSTN segmented display and six-key microphone. The LVR-250 is a similar radio but with fewer features. www.lowrance.com; 800-324-1356

Nature Vision
Nature Vision has taken underwater cameras below the $100 mark with its new Fish TV. The self-contained unit includes a waterproof camera and 5-inch, black-and-white CRT monitor with a sun shield. It can be powered with 10 C-batteries or any external 12-volt battery. www.naturevisioninc.com; 218-825-0733