Hello, my name is Scott. I am an intern at Mp3Car. Prior to my employment here I spent a lot of time on the forums doing research and dreaming up the perfect driving machine. Unfortunately, I lack the funds to move my dreams to reality in a timely fashion. But, thanks to Mp3car I have made a lot of progress in the past few months.
Here at Mp3Car I spend most of my time preparing and shipping orders. I get to see everything that goes in and out. The coolest part of my job is that I can see what people order and imagine how they are going to make it work in their car. If you had a problem with your shipment, Iím sorry; it is more than likely my fault. Aside from all that, I take time to read the latest forum posts and test products new and old.
In the future, I hope to give you all more insight on news and products related to the hobby. Keep up the good work guys! You all continue to impress me more and more each day.
"The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown" - Albert Einstein
Updated 09-17-2009 at 02:51 PM by ecog
We added TechFlex's 1/2 " Self Wrapping Split Braided Sleeving- Fire retardant Wire wrap to the store. This is great for organizing the messiest of car computer installations.
Check out the demo movie here.
Updated 09-17-2009 at 02:50 PM by ecog
Most of you know how aggravating proper placement of wires can be. Fret no more, the guys at Xenarc have engineered a way to make life a little easier for you. Xenarc's new 706TSA monitor has just been added to the Mp3Car store. This little guy sets a new benchmark in the mobile computing industry. It flaunts an automotive grade 650 nit lcd panel capable of displaying resolutions up to 1600 X 1200. New features include: an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts brightness, mirror / vertical flip, a sturdy brushed aluminum bezel, LVDS signal processing; most importantly, an external input box that sends power and picture to the unit all in one cable. The box allows input from VGA or DVI along with 2 additional video inputs and 3 audio inputs. The 706TSA is the right product for those of you who strive for the perfect mobile computing solution. For more information see the 706TSAProduct Description.
Updated 09-17-2009 at 02:48 PM by ecog
My name is Robert Wray. AKA Fiberoptic on our forums. This nic goes way back to the original days of MP3Car when I had a super speedy uncapped 10mb cable modem in 1996 and nobody else was on the Comcast pipe. For the last 4 years MP3Car has consumed an average of 70-80 hours a week of my time. Before MP3Car became my life I worked at a small technology consulting company. I scoured the net for travel bargains, toured the United States and 12 other countries. I sailed on friendís boats, rock climbed, and enjoyed the outdoors.
Most of my work days at MP3Car consist of reading and replying to sales questions, reading the forums, testing new products and filling in where ever the rest of the team needs help. Currently we have two lab cars that we test things in. The original Toyota Highlander Hybrid which we used with Intel @ CES 2006 and a 2006 Scion TC(prototype dash photo below). My desk is also normally an explosion of technical parts, paperwork, projects, test equipment and ideas in progress.
Recent public reviews of products I have tested are the SIIG , M4 ATX software and the Garmin Mobile PC.
Expect more of these reviews on a regular on a basis as part of our blog.
Many of you may have noticed that MP3Car has been undergoing changes over the last 6 months. One of the biggest changes here is the separation from our StreetDeck product which occurred in mid July. This separation will allow us to support all software efforts as well as redirect resources towards the growth of the community which has grown to 1.1 million posts and 101,000 global users.
We hope to roll out several community upgrades before the end of the year. I believe one of the most important things we are doing is creating this new blog. A blog is the first of many infrastructure improvements that will allow us to more openly share information about the growth of MP3Car and exciting new things happening in mobile computing.
All of the MP3Car team will be contributing to the blog on a regular basis as well as an occasional guest blogger. If you any ideas that you think should go on the blog, please send me an e-mail.
Discussion about the MP3Car Blog will occur in this new forum which has been created here.
Updated 09-17-2009 at 02:45 PM by ecog
The Air Soft Flexible Keyboard has been added to the Mp3Car Store. Nick suggested adding the Air Soft to the store because it is durable, flexible and can hold up to tough environments, and really cheap! Just beware that this keyboard requires a relatively flat surface for use. For more information, see the Air Soft Product Description.
Updated 09-17-2009 at 02:42 PM by ecog