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    Justin Riley has fabricated a really well finished bolt-in kit for the iPad. (wifi or 3g). This particular kit fits into the 2005-2007 Subaru Impreza/WRX and STi. (They all have the same dash).

    This bolt-in kit is a 1:1 replacement for the stock dash. Basically just pop out the old one, and put this in there. It has protection for the iPad, and when used with the Apple iPad Dock will charge and deliver audio. (via the 3.5mm cable)

    This kit for the Subaru series will be available on the mp3Car Store soon.

    Take a look at how it works.

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  • #2
    Suggest your car's make and model for the next iPad Kit.

    If you own an iPad and think we should create a kit for your car's make and model, go to mp3Car.com and submit your car's info.

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    • #3
      When will this be available and what's the cost?

      I've been debating on whether or not I should buy an iPad, and I think this justifies my purchase now. Haha

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      • #4
        Originally posted by OG_AdRock View Post
        When will this be available and what's the cost?

        I've been debating on whether or not I should buy an iPad, and I think this justifies my purchase now. Haha
        Timetable is in the ~7 week timeframe. While the version you see in the video was very good, I wasn't totally happy with a few features. The latest and final version will be arriving on my doorstep this coming Wednesday. Once I approve fit and function, a 6 week clock starts until production parts are available.

        I will do my best to keep you guys updated and in the loop.

        Pricing will be worked out shortly, but I will leave that announcement to the mp3car team (it is their store, after all).

        Thanks for your interest!

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        • #5
          this looks awesome... so awesome that i had to finally register and post this message.

          could use some more close up photos but count me in

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          • #6
            And all you have to do is carry your "carpc" out of the car with you every time you go into a store, or you'll risk losing it.. sounds MUCH easier...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by CraziFuzzy View Post
              And all you have to do is carry your "carpc" out of the car with you every time you go into a store, or you'll risk losing it.. sounds MUCH easier...
              you could just lock it in your glove box. takes the same time as letting a motorized screen hide.

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              • #8
                1) If someone wants to steal your carPC, iPad, stock radio, aftermarket head unit, amps, whatever... they will do it.
                2) This is part of the beauty of the iPad - it's more than a carputer. It's still a tablet wherever it is. I drive somewhere, pop it out, take it with me, use it. Obviously this is user dependent, but just realize that there's a large contingent of people where easy removal is viewed in a positive light, not as a detractor.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by optikalefx View Post
                  you could just lock it in your glove box. takes the same time as letting a motorized screen hide.
                  Do most carpc's even use motorized screens? and if so, are they waiting for them to store prior to shutting off/exiting the vehicle? seems this is something that should be automated...

                  Originally posted by jr4284 View Post
                  1) If someone wants to steal your carPC, iPad, stock radio, aftermarket head unit, amps, whatever... they will do it.
                  You can't really believe that someone will NOT be more likely to steal an iPad from the dash than a monitor that's built in and hidden/bolted in computer?

                  Look, I'm not trying to detract from the product here.. it looks very well done, and I'm sure will sell in acceptable numbers... I'm more commenting on the video's somehow claiming that it's superior to a proper carpc. I just felt the need to point out the blaring disadvantage of the portable docked solution, that's all.
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                  • #10
                    It's true that most criminals are more about the "smash and grab" than they would be about rooting around in the trunk to steal. But jr4284 makes a very valid point. If they know what they are after, they'll take it.

                    I had a buddy of mine down in Albuquerque get his entire system stolen, this included the custom bolted in fiberglass mounts and enclosures for the amps and subs. Estimated time to remove all that stuff? About 45 minutes without breaking anything, which it looked like they did not. This was even with the alarm going off. He was out of town and had it parked in a gated lot that was part of a nice apartment complex on the good side of town.

                    Originally posted by CraziFuzzy View Post
                    Do most carpc's even use motorized screens? and if so, are they waiting for them to store prior to shutting off/exiting the vehicle? seems this is something that should be automated...
                    I wait for mine to shutdown/hibernate everytime...
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                    • #11
                      How do those a/c vents work? Do you have any ducting to redirect the flow?
                      Also, this seems to replace the hazard lights. Did you eliminate that button completely or did you put it somewhere else?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by optikalefx View Post
                        you could just lock it in your glove box. takes the same time as letting a motorized screen hide.
                        is it just me then that doesn't have a lock on the glove?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by maxxell View Post
                          How do those a/c vents work? Do you have any ducting to redirect the flow?
                          Also, this seems to replace the hazard lights. Did you eliminate that button completely or did you put it somewhere else?
                          The vents work reasonably well in my usage thus far. Are they like the stock vents? No, but the air still flows out.

                          I moved the hazard button to one of the pop outs on the left side of the steering column. Took me about 2 minutes to pop off the dash piece, 15 minutes to make the extending harness (8 wires, 18 AWG, about 3.5'), and then another 15 soldering it back up together. You have to file down the little nub on the pop out, but even I felt comfortable doing that... I'll grab some pics and throw them up here.

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                          • #14
                            Dash piece, comes out w/ 3 screws and 3 snaps. I've mounted in my RSW250 (volume control knob) with superglue. Also check out how I opened up one of the holes for the Hazard Button.



                            Buttons installed. Sexy.


                            Sorry for the brightness, but you can see how I extended the cables.

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                            • #15
                              How does the audio work? Through the dock connector to a deck with a line in? Or bluetooth audio?

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