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Guys I need a little informed input from you. My Road Angel subscription has run out and I'm in two minds whether to renew. I spent £400 on the Classic unit only for them to bring out a new version a couple of months down the line. Which cheesed me off to say the least. I was considering upgrading to the new unit but noticed that there is no "lifetime" subscription option. I've looked at the Snooper versions but again there seems to be half a dozen units all doing slightly different things and ideally I'm looking for a unit which does everything and isn't going to "go out of date" after a year.

Ashok,

Can you shed any more light on your Origin unit? Cost of subscription? Model shelf life?

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First of all I would advise you against buying any Snooper unit, they are really second rate IMHO.

The new Road Angel is a pretty good unit and I felt miffed the way you do when Origin brought out the excellent OB2. I had purchased the original Origin unit (OB1) and was also concerned about obsolesence.

Origin in Fulham were excellent though and gave me an excellent trade-in deal for my old unit. I simply traded it in for the newer OB2.

In your case, I'd recommend you contact Networx Automotive. They do trade-in deals for upgrading GPS units from various manufacturers, so you could easily change from Road Angel to Origin OB2 (or vice-versa). I bought my BEL550 radar detector from them and was very happy with the deal. Here is their website:

http://www.networxautomotive.com/

Last time I checked, they were offering a substantial discount (20%) for ABD members, so it might be worth signing up for this as well:

http://www.abd.org.uk/

I am very happy with the OB2 and can recommend it highly - hope this helps :cheers:
 

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Andy I forgot to answer your questions about the OB2. The unit is pretty much futureproof since the operating software can (and has been) updated on-line and all the keys are soft keys (software driven).

The latest operating system upgrade includes, for example, a jumbo speedo function so now I use the OB2 as a kind of "Heads Up" display which saves me looking at the speedo, which is less accurate in any case. I hear that one of the upgrades they're working on is a Europewide database for Gatsos etc. which of course will be available on-line.

The subscription is free for the first 6-12 months (can't remember exactly) then £50 per annum. The thing I like about Origin is their database is one of the most complete and up to date ones and includes DS2 camera sites which some of the competitors don't.

More info here:

http://www.originb2.com/

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