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    Two great inventions, together at last...



    If that doesn't embed correctly, it's here:
    http://buzztrends.net/item?guid=91a2...2-0ebc9d2eb7cd

    Regardless of how overly simplistic this may be, I loved the presentation.

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    The one on the bike, LOL

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    when I saw the celiling... I was thinking.. Ok, wheres the porn joke.
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    For in the car, it's almost as bad as the bungee cord mount.

    I would not consider that safe at all for vehicle use.

    And then there's swatches of velcro you have to leave everywhere you want to stick your iPad.

    And the lady cooking with the iPad right by the burner?
    REALLY?
    You're going to splatter stuff on it, and I'm sure the iPad absolutely LOVES being that close to an intense heat source.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Watching the part where the person is trying to operate the iPad in the car is a good example of how the iPad interface isn't car-worthy.

    You can see the person's finger trying to make contact with the screen and how difficult it is to touch just the right spot.

    For a laugh, though, it's a good video. Obviously, it's not serious but it brings up the point of ultra mobile computing power and how easy it is to bring a device with a decent sized screen almost anywhere you want to. Like a motorcycle-pc. That was also pretty funny.
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    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Watching the part where the person is trying to operate the iPad in the car is a good example of how the iPad interface isn't car-worthy.

    You can see the person's finger trying to make contact with the screen and how difficult it is to touch just the right spot.

    For a laugh, though, it's a good video. Obviously, it's not serious but it brings up the point of ultra mobile computing power and how easy it is to bring a device with a decent sized screen almost anywhere you want to. Like a motorcycle-pc. That was also pretty funny.
    Yeah, this vid was obviously intended as a joke.

    I was meaning to ask, since you've got the iPad running in your car (or are you just VNCing and using it as a display?), how do you like the controls?

    Personally, it's been fine for me. Gesture based actions and voice control pretty much do all of my actions, short of when I'm at a light and messing around with things. The most specific-area-touch intensive I get is when I'm toggling wifi off/on in SBSettings (a swipe gesture to open it) after I respring my iPhone. Unfortunately, MiFi likes to exist but not transmit on occassion.

    A few things I'm looking forward to:
    1) iPad front end. Really excited to see what the BlueHawk guy(s) come up with.
    2) OS 4 or iOS or whatever it's called. Beyond the built-in multitasking (Backgrounder does a fine job IMO), gesture control is reportedly integrated in as well. I still think many Activator motions are too location specific. Sean can tell you that it took me a while to get some of the motions down. Now it's in muscle memory for me, but Apple's all about intuitive-out-of-the-box. Double swipes, multi-finger swipes... I'd really like to see more combination of motions and overall choice in gesture to really pair it for ICE use.

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    Flicktunes has made a BIG difference in how easy it is to use the iPad in the car.

    Right now, I've just been throwing it in there with what amounts to a bungee while thinking about how it can function as a replacement for the iPhone. So, it's a super temporary installation, but it is in roughly the spot I intend for it to be in the final install.

    Works great, super fast, no problems with glare or glossy screen. The main problem, IMHO is in the lack of integration of the apps. They all do one thing. They usually do it pretty well, but if you want to do 5 things, you have to run 5 apps and switch between them.

    Of course, I can use VNC and run a 'real' computer but that just leaves the iPad as an expensive touchscreen and it is capable of so much more!
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
    Want to:
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    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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