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Thread: Pocket PC Carputer with 40 Gb storage

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    Smile Pocket PC Carputer with 40 Gb storage

    Anyone yet tried the Asus WL-HDD wifi NAS with a pocket PC?

    Two issues have affected the ability of a pocket PC to be an effective carputer replacment:
    1. Storage
    2. Screen size.

    With the use of a Asus WL-HDD
    On ASUS site

    The storage issue should be overcome.

    I am thinkin of using this:

    HP Ipaq HX4700 (Wifi, Bluetooth, 4" VGA screen)
    Head Unit with Aux in
    Asus WL-HDD + something to power it
    Belkin Bluetooth GPS/Mapping
    DVD video - shrunk to Divx - transfered wirelessly to the WL-HDD from the home network.
    WMA or MP3's played from Pocket PC


    Advantages:
    Instant on
    Easy install....Wl-Hdd + Pocket PC holder charger
    Video, Music, Navigation, Wifi Wardriving, Internet Via bluetooth to Cel phone
    Best: You take the most expensive component with you when you park...use it for portable music and movies..

    Disadvantages:
    Small 4" VGA screen leading to harder to control when driving.

    All I need to install my system will be the PPC holder and Wl-HDD with 40gb laptop harddrive....also some way to power the WL-HDD...keep it in the trunk.

    Thoughts?

    -Jeff

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    that's amighty nifty product.....and it's worth a try I guess....I just don't think I would like messing with it...lol

    I like having it very simple.....meaning just the touch screen of the computer to mess with......

    interested to see what others have to say though!
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    I started way back when with an iPaq. It was great for all the reasons you listed. Had it mounted with velcro, used it for movies, music, gps. It was great but it was like a tease, left me wanting a bigger screen, more storage, more power. It was the tip of the iceberg. Now, I use the iPaq for rear passenger control (Zerama).
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    Xenarc PC, dual 7" touchscreens, 512mb, 20g, dvd, Earthmate GPS, Keyspan remote control, voice control for media, 8-in-1 card reader, Bluetooth Razr, 54mbps 802.11g wireless.
    Honda Element Carputer

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    It's not really that small...No, seriously. judoGTI's Avatar
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    I want someone to use one of those nifty OQO computers. They look so freaking cool!
    '02 GTI
    [Routis '04] [Opus 90W] [160GB Maxtor HD]
    [Lilliput 7" TS] [VIA M10000] [XMPCR]
    [512MB RAM] [Custom housing]
    [Deluo GPS Mouse] [E-MU 0404 Soundcard]
    Progress Meter: [==============|] 99.9%

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    Those OQO ones look like the future to me, I would love to see the insides of one and find out who made the mobo / etc

    www.oqo.com
    Nano ITX / 512 MB / 60 GB / Panasonic slot load / M1-ATX / Bu303 / Sound blaster 24 / PPi amps / rockford sub

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    just a thought, but i remember seeing an add-on for the ppc (i don't remember what brand) that had vga out...
    Kimi ga kawareba, Seikaimo kawaru!

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    here it is...
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    sweet!!!

    that oqo might have to go on my graduation wish list!!!!

    that thing is NICE!
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    Dell's new Axim X50v has a VGA screen and VGA out
    http://www1.us.dell.com/content/prod...=19&l=en&s=dhs

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    i wonder how u can use lilipput with it tho.. must need a new driver developed?

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