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  1. BoomzBox HD Radio Tuner- Now Available for Preorder

    by , 01-15-2010 at 12:35 PM


    The mp3Car BoomzBox is a USB controlled HD capable AM/FM tuner. The BoomzBox HD is a fully RoHS compliant HD radio tuner built from the ground-up for car PC use. The tuner box is smaller than similar devices on the market. Itís built with a solid aluminum casing to withstand automotive applications. The tuner box has 3 connections; an antenna input port, a pass-through antenna output port, and the 8-pin interface connector.

    Shipping January 26, 2010



    Updated 01-15-2010 at 12:41 PM by Jensen2000

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    mp3Car News , Store Sales
  2. High Definition Haptics with Pin Ball from Immersion's Piezo - CES 2010

    by , 01-15-2010 at 12:22 PM

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    Immersion's new piezo electric actuator makes a pin ball game on a tablet pc feel like you are playing on an actual pin ball machine. The tablet pc uses the piezo which is a tiny ceramic slip that sits on a pcb and mounted in the bezel of the laptop. The piezo moves the screen gently. Every touch on the screen feels different, so that the experience now also includes high definition haptic effects. Now pulse, hertz and intensity can be manipulated. Haptics can be used in the automotive environment to keep the driver's eyes on the road by providing tactile feedback from the screen. Mobile phone manufacturers are now using haptics to create a richer mobile phone experience.
  3. XCore Keyboard PC Teardown - CES 2010

    by , 01-10-2010 at 07:51 PM

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    There are currently two working prototypes of the XCore Keyboard PC. This pc is will have a retail cost of $100. Xcore agreed to open the prototype up for mp3Car right on the CES 2010 Showfloor. You can see that a ribbon cable connects the keyboard to the circuit board. A metal plate acts as an EFI shielding as well as taking the heat form the chips and moving it to the exterior of the keyboard which allows the PC to be fan-less and decreases power consumption. The computer is exposed and the processor is visible. The computer module is easily accessible and swap-able, so that the pc can be easily upgraded, leaving the rest in place. An internal usb port holds the wifi, a connector for the SATA hard drive, and a connector for your 3G, GSM or CDMA card.
  4. XCore Keyboard PC $100 - CES 2010

    by , 01-10-2010 at 07:49 PM

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    The Keyboard PC has 1gh XCore processor, up to 1gb ram, usb, serial, and sd outputs, wireless connections, VGA output, takes 5 volts in at 1.5a and an ethernet port.
  5. Garmin Eco Route HD Module - CES 2010

    by , 01-10-2010 at 07:41 PM

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    Garmin has created a product to improve your driving efficiency and provide more engine diagnostic information. The product is a plug that fits into your existing for $149 Nuvi. The plug goes into your obd2 port for all cars that are 1996 and newer. It communicates wirelessly to your Nuvi to help improve your driving habits in terms of gas mileage and efficiency. The unit learns how you drive and provides preferred routing as well as scores you from 1-100 for efficiency. There are also 5 gauge pages that can be modified to provide real time information as well as read 4,000 trouble codes. The Nuvi 1260T, under $200, is the lowest cost Nuvi that will allow you to use the Eco Route.