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    Quote Originally Posted by MobileEVDO View Post
    Interesting. Are you somehow saying that a normal car-puter is somewhat less of a distraction?
    yes, to a extent-- most of us use a front end that has much larger buttons then a normal computer interface, so it takes less concentration to change tracks, volume, etc..

    granted, you still need to take your eyes off the road for a second to coordinate your finger to press the button, but it is larger, so it takes less concentration.

    though it appears that there is a ipad compatible FE in the works-- check the bluehawk solutions thread in the main mac section.

    oh, and i would recommend listening at least to gizmo-- he has run large screen tablet pc's mounted to his dash for possibly longer then he might want to admit, so if he voices concern over the bungee cord, you might want to try to consider other solutions..the last worry you need in a car is if your audio device will turn into a deadly flying object in a accident/hard stop/sharp turn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MobileEVDO View Post
    Interesting. Are you somehow saying that a normal car-puter is somewhat less of a distraction?
    Exactly...I guess "real" CarPCs operate through mind control.

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    Seems more like a way to show off your ipad than a way to get a computer in the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MobileEVDO View Post
    Interesting. Are you somehow saying that a normal car-puter is somewhat less of a distraction?
    Use the iPad, then use a carpc, then come back and talk. This has been discussed in detail in other topics, but let me sum it up for you. I've used both, and imo trying to use an ipad rather than something designed to be used while a car is in motion is silly. Granted, it's never a good idea, but at least most frontends are designed with the thought that people will do it anyway, whereas the ipad has the same issue that cell phones have. It's meant to have your undivided attention during use and applications are written to suit. While this is a cool low cost install, the fact that there's a news page of some sort on the screen illustrates the point quite well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GizmoQ View Post
    Question is, when it happens to him, will he admit it on the forum.
    If he does, I am willing to bet that there will be no responsibility for the craptastic mounting system he chose.

    Although I do agree with jusjake. A black bungee cord would look better (specifically, less "ghetto"), especially when the cop-attracting iPad isn't in the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GizmoQ View Post
    I have bashed more tablets to the floor of my car than I dare recall - with much stronger supports than the above bungee cord. I've always been lucky - either I softened the blow with my hand or the Fujitsu's screen hit the shifter just right so it didn't break.

    I still have an old, old tablet with a bruised screen (circular pattern of dead/dim pixels) to remind me of the good old days. It now server as my digital pictures frame.
    Apparently, you haven't been reading/watching the news.. there was no such thing as a tablet before the iPad...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraziFuzzy View Post
    Apparently, you haven't been reading/watching the news.. there was no such thing as a tablet before the iPad...
    Damn,you caught me. Yes, I'm from an alternate universe, where apple is just another bug splattered on my windshield (and not anywhere near my field of view).
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    Seriously? A bungee Cord? Does that even work when the car is not stationary? What happens when the vehicle hits a bump, does the iPad smack the dashboard?

    I just don't understand the rationale behind spending $500 on an iPad and then $2 on the mounting system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si View Post
    I just don't understand the rationale behind spending $500 on an iPad and then $2 on the mounting system.

    You should have just stopped at 'I just don't understand the rationale behind spending $500 on an iPad'

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    I really have to agree with blk02si, I don't see the rational in investing $500 on the ipad to then go cheap with the mount. I'm not trying to pile on here but I also would be concerned about a big bump or maybe even hard braking may bounce it up against the dash I think it would be a good idea to change your mind on this kind of miunting system.

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