Every now and then, I like to talk about a product or service out there that I have grown to love. My most recent obsession has been with my Mio DigiWalker C220 portable GPS system.

Now, perhaps it disgraces my manhood a little to admit that I have, in fact, needed the occassional help navigating new terrain, but when it comes right down to it, I’d much rather be a little less macho than a little more stupid. A recent online study showed that of the men who are too “manly” to stop and ask for directions, 26 percent of them are lost for one-half hour or more before taking any action. Dumb!

Anyway, the real beauty of having a handy-dandy GPS system is that, no matter where you are, you can just hop in the car, punch in your desired destination, and drive. Mio does the rest. Plus, with a system like Mio, they’re equipped with literally millions of point-of-interest locations, such as restuarants, hotels, gas stations, you name it. So, whether you’re in Cleveland or San Fransisco, you never need to figure out where the nearest Chinese restaurant is – Mio will tell you. Recently, my family vacationed in Florida and I can’t tell you how awesome it was not having to fuss with some mega-sized, I-don’t-know-how-to-refold-this-stupid-thing, map.

If you want to have a gander at the super duper cool Mio GPS system, click here. Remember, Christmas is coming up! And, by the way, another nice thing about Mio is that you can start using it straight out of the box. There’s no monthly service you have to pay for to get it to work – the maps and directory are all loaded in the device.