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Old 12-23-2011, 06:44 AM   #1
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iPad in the car?

Hey guys! So I was wondering if anyone else is planning on having their iPad somehow incorporated into the dash? This will likely be the set up I'll e going with. Especially if the FR-S can be purchased without a radio system. I've seen plenty of videos on YouTube and a few products available out there, but I will most likely end up making my custom mounting system.

Can any of you photosop gurus add an iPad to the car's dash? Could be a rough mockup. I just want to get an idea on how it looks. Getting the right size/proportions is the most important thing. Oh and it would be awesome if the iPad is white.

Here are a few pics of the interior you might use:


Here's a larger one

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I think you would be interested in this....

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I think you would be interested in this....
Funny you should mention those guys... I actually checked them out and it turns out they are not selling the product (and the video is old... It has an iPad 1 haha)
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It's a bit of a tight squeeze.

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IMO the iPad is too big to try and actually mount into a car. If you have a 6" tablet I think it would be much more manageable.
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pick up the HP Touchpad on firesale
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365 for that wheel? Source? I thought it was around 320mm?
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Sucks that mount is not available.
Check out this tricked out ride....got everything you need.....
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^ this is a bit too much "pimp my ride" status as oppose to what I am looking for ... Just a simple mounting mechanism.

Yeah the iPad might be pushing it but I am not gonna go out and buy another tablet just for the sake of putting one in the car. I am just trying to utilize the gadgets I already have.

If it's too big and just doesn't fit, I guess I might have to scrap the idea as a whole, but I hope that won't be the case.
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365 for that wheel? Source? I thought it was around 320mm?
Nope, 365. http://www.media.subaru-global.com/e...z11_11_30e.pdf
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Or you can pick up the 7" galaxy tab, or the Amazon Kindle Fire. If I'm going to have a 10" tablet in my car, idk what I'd use it for other than GPS or music, but I have my smartphone for that
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Or you could always go with a custom Carputer setup!
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Thank you very much. Im loving that Tech brochure....

I cant help but wonder what Scion will put in theirs?
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yea a 7' android tab would be best, plus theres a app called Torque with can basically display anything like rpm, water temp, fuel ratio, speed, HP etc. in conjunction with a bluetooth obdII connector/ adapter, sorta like the the nissan GTR display ...the app is only for andriod tho

i will be getting a FRS with no navi option cause a tab is like 300 vs 2000 for a crappy non responsive oem navi
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Update:

I've been looking around for iPad mounts. At first, I was thinking of going with a moveable/retractable one, but then I realized that there is nothing on the market that looks good, is functionable and is not ridiculously priced. Not only that, but it will just be too much for a car... So I've decided to go with a regular mount. Preferably one that can be hidden when placing the stock top cover back on. It will take some minor modifications, but I'll probably go with something like this. It's affordable, simple and can be modified to fit a car.

If anyone have any suggestions, let me know.
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http://www.amazon.com/Arkon-IPM-FSM-.../dp/B004M8ST3G

http://www.amazon.com/Netbook-Tablet.../dp/B004YZ45SA

http://www.amazon.com/Padholder-Hold...cmu_pg__header

Jeez Padholder sounds wrong lol
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I was looking at those and I didn't like any of them.
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Rumor has it that apple will be releasing a 7"screen iPad. Also speculation it will be ipad3.

Getting that to fit in dash should be easier. Want something I can remove from the car easily.
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I'm keeping an eye on this mount. coming in Feb

http://www.ram-mount.com/NewProducts...Default.aspx#/
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iPad 3 rumors are all about Retina Display-class touchscreen.

Side rumors are about Apple augmenting the iPad line with a smaller version with a 7.85" screen.

And, culled from an Apple rumors forum, this interesting tidbit:

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The 7" inch screen is for an infotainment system Apple is making for the VW Group. It will debut in the 2013 Audi A3. It will include Siri, Apple Maps and Directed Audio for private calls. Audi has been chomping at the bit for years to have a partnership with Apple. Another industry changer.
Now, something like the above, mounted in the dash from the factory, like a head unit (only different) would be cool!
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iPad 3 rumors are all about Retina Display-class touchscreen.

Side rumors are about Apple augmenting the iPad line with a smaller version with a 7.85" screen.

And, culled from an Apple rumors forum, this interesting tidbit:



Now, something like the above, mounted in the dash from the factory, like a head unit (only different) would be cool!

I'm don't think the 8 inch iPad is happening, solely because Steve Jobs said it wasn't, because 9.7 is exactly the right size for a tablet.

And it goes completely against Apple's way to side with another company and provide systems solely for their product. IE making iPad setups for VDub.

But with Tim Cook in charge, maybe everything is changing, which is a very sad thought...


But, back to the point, Mac Mini carputer anyone?
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I just got an otter box and cover for my iPad, I'm going to take a simple ram mount, and mount it to the box cover. Easy,cheap, and properly mounted.
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