I've decided to finally get around placing a Mac Mini on my SUV.
Some important things I want to keep:
1. I don't want to do a lot of surgery to the car. If I want to sell it later, I want to keep a MacMini installation that can be easily removed.
2. With the above, a whole lot of problems arise.
Here's what I have so far...
a) I have not yet found anywhere on the internet a set-up of an Intel Mac Mini. (These ones have "official" front row!).
b) I started looking into set-ups and here's my shopping list...
----> Mac mini (1.5ghz, Intel Core Solo) $579
should I go with a G4-based model at all?
----> Belkin Power Inverter (AC Anywhere™ F5C400-300W) $59.99
300 watts should be enough to power the Screen and the mini.
----->Carnetix P1900 and P5V adapter.
This is the SCARY component....do I need this at all? can the inverter take care of it? Is this compatible with the new Intel Mac mini?
----> Xenarc 700 TSV Touchscreen $250
I don't really like it since my ideal set up would be to hide the monitor from the dashboard! I want to be able to use the monitor more as a tablet that has enough cable to be move around the passengers on the back of the car.
Any ideas??? I am having a really hard time finding slim touchscreen lcds that could do this.
-----> OPTION 2 ---> Mp3Car 8" 16:9 VGA\Composite Monitor with Touchscreen $260.00 (http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...roducts_id=204)
I think this one is NICER!
-----> BU-353 USB GPS (Waterproof GPS Receiver) $75
------> PowerMate controller /black
( http://www.griffintechnology.com/pro...mate/index.php) $45
****> USB Adapter for Cardbus Wireless Modem 3G Cards : U132 $189.99
Verizon Wireless High Speed Internet!
c) It is a nice thing to have 2 outlets on the front seats, 1 on the middle seat and one on the trunk.... this gives room for the inverter!
QUESTIONS so far:
-How is the sound connected from the mac mini to the Stereo???
I'll keep you posted on any updates!