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    Could you post sketch of how you modified the cup holder?

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    swing away screen...
    best idea I've seen yet here

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    I love the look of this, however I keep going back to the theft concerns. I'm getting a security system in my MINI, but if the screen is just out there like that I would think it would be easy for someone to break the glass and grab it even with the alarm. I don't want to move my head unit down like the other MINI screen mod I saw. I wish I could fold it out of the glove compartment, but I haven't seen anyone do that on these forums yet. Maybe I need to look harder.

    Thanks for sharing though. I'm just thinking aloud.

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    Thumbs up Damn, it's really beautifull!!

    Damn... it's really beautifull, it's my dream to got them.

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    I will be attempting a similar install in the next few weeks (2006 Cooper S).

    I'll be using the OEM cupholder add-on and an "updated" lilliput monitor purchased from MP3Car (Hi Heather!).

    I promise I will document the heck out of the build process, for the curious.

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    Now that the iPod Touch and iPhone can control a PC/Mac or Apple TV directly... this opens new opportunities, does it?

    You do not even need to have a display connected to your Mac or AppleTV .... because you will see all you need on the Touch or iPhone... how sweet is that?

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    Well, it makes for a nice remote control of the Mac/PC, but how is that different from running VNC on a smart phone?

    I don't think it would be very useful for actually using the computer while driving for the same reason that texting or dialing a phone number while driving isn't very safe. In a car environment, the iPhone or any phone screen is damn small to be looking at while moving.
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    its true that no driver should be using it but it may be useful for some backseat passengers so they don't have to bug you to change the song... but once again its really nothing new that you couldn't do some other way such as the standard apple remote, bluetooth phone, wiimote, etc.
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    The Apple remote only lets you control the device.... not see what is going on.... you would need a monitor... with the iPhone, it is your monitor.... to the functions of iTunes play back at least.... FF/RW, skip, album artwork.... all show up on your phone... I suppose you can use an Apple remote at the same time, and just LOOK at the iPhone

    Quote Originally Posted by NeonDev View Post
    its true that no driver should be using it but it may be useful for some backseat passengers so they don't have to bug you to change the song... but once again its really nothing new that you couldn't do some other way such as the standard apple remote, bluetooth phone, wiimote, etc.

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    Well, I've gotten my Mini into my MINI..

    The monitor mount isn't quite as "professional" looking as I would like, but it's sufficient, I may take it out at a later date to tweak.

    However, I do have one (major) issue... I am getting alternator noise

    Looks like I will have to try and track down a GLI in town this weekend, hopefully it will clear it up. Otherwise, pictures coming soon! (Although if you look at FireAnts...they are just about the same)

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