Yes cool idea!!
Yes but only if it was available for less then $25
No I prefer using my ipod manually/with an existing headunit
No I don't even own an iPod.
Would it work like this, on the Infiniti:
With playlist selection, tag ion and even album art?
If so, I would buy two!
I'm pretty new inside these forums but before I asked the first question I did alot of reading.
This thread is why I'm here! I've been working on a design for a cradle but my work will stop. Are you using a 30 pin? is the plug in round or square? I guess what I'm getting at is the holder I've got laid out will have an extension for my Otter box so I don't have to in and out the thing. For a phone I enjoy using I hate it. Plus It's not a great time to jailbreak with new firmware.
I'm in also
I'm in. Still trying to work out how to truly integrate my spare iPhone into my car. This cable provides that much more flexibility.
If I really do get round to doing a CarPC install, I'll definitely want one...
Still looking for appropriate screens at the moment. Got a suitable PC for it all, but the car only has a 1DIN slot, and no space above it for a folding screen, so it'd have to fold out downward.
It is a leasecar (2010 Renault Megane estate), so I cannot go around modifying stuff that is not reversible...
Headaches are the least of it!
No news on this lately, JC?
I would be on-board for two. Any news on this?
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Apologies for hijacking the thread, but I have been working on a similar device (still only in concept stage at this point), and it would seem that this thread has run to a dead end.
This device would connect to an iPod/iPhone via the dock connector (possibly with the option of a cradle). This would expose a data connection and audio (possibly video) connection. The device would connect to the computer via a USB interface and to the audio system via a 3.5mm stereo (possibly other) interface. Video could be supplied via RCA. The device would expose a simple .NET based API that could easily be integrated into any existing Windows-based front-end. This API would allow control of the device via the USB interface. Data passed would include Artist, Album, Track Title, etc. Unfortunately, album art would not be availiable.
I am not sure about the $25 price point, as officially (read legally) all 3rd party hardware that communicate with an ipod/iphone needs to be licenced by Apple. This takes the form of a custom "authentication chip" supplied by apple that needs to be included in the device in order to enable communications.
However, a jailbroken iPod/iPhone does not require this chip. (I do not condone jailbreaking either of these devices, nor am I advocating it. You do this entirely on your own responsibility.)
Now, in order to obtain these chips, you require a hardware developer license from Apple. This license is rather expensive, and unfortunately, this cost would have to be depreciated into the production costs. Doing some quick calculations, this would require an initial production run of several thousand units.
Now, I am quite willing to continue development of this device, but in order to do this, I need to know if:
1 - We would be able to shift several thousand units in the community
2 - Anyone interested would be willing to pay a much higher price.
i think the demand is too low to meet the first requirement.
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