I just remembered that I have a sizeable amazon gift certificate about to expire, so I need to spend it. My choices of what to buy were either good tactical LED flashlight(s) or a Whistler, and.... well.... the flashlight will FREAKING HAVE TO WAIT :P
The past few days have been a tough emotional experience as I have constantly pondered XTR-690 or Pro-78. Ok, ok, fine, I'm exaggerating.
At this point, I am still leaning XTR-690, because:
1. It is noticeably less expensive
2. It has a compass
3. It has a voltage meter
As far as the screen, I don't think I will mind the glare all that much -- my vehicles all have some degree of rear tinting, and audio alerts and the periscope are there anyway. Furthermore, only a few have stated that the glare is absolutely unbearable, etc.
If anyone thinks I'm making a huge mistake and really should go Pro-78, please protest. I'm either going to buy the XTR-690 or Pro-78 by the end of tomorrow -- that's for SURE.
P.S. On an unrelated note, anyone have good suggestions for powering on it without an automobile? I can always hook it up to one of the DC variable voltage power supplies in great abundance at the MIT media lab.
Any feasible/inexpensive battery pack hack for walking around? (haha, no, just kidding on that one.)