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    CES 2009 - Dashtop Devices

    Dashtop Devices has a demo car here at CES. Here is another example of a car computer hitting the market.

    [media]http://vimeo.com/2788351[/media]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiberoptic View Post
    Dashtop Devices has a demo car here at CES. Here is another example of a car computer hitting the market.

    [media]http://vimeo.com/2788351[/media]
    Another example of what I spoke about in the Azentek thread. All I saw was you talking and a shot of the car.

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    What car? That was a tabletop demo.
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    All I see is Robert sitting in front of a 2nd Gen Scion xB talking. No demo of any software / hardware. Not even a photo of what it looks like.

    Worthless video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RBasil View Post
    All I see is Robert sitting in front of a 2nd Gen Scion xB talking. No demo of any software / hardware. Not even a photo of what it looks like.

    Worthless video.

    If you want to see a centrafuse demo there are plenty of those on youtube. There were many prototypes of car computers at CES. There was no way we could cover all of the hardware prototypes that were there.

    I am not saying this about dashboard devices, but several of the demos we saw were barely better than hobbyist installs that people do on our forums.

    Expect to see more detailed coverage on companies like this when they start reaching production levels.

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    A Hobbyist install is not the way we would describe what "Dashboard Devices" units are like. We did not have a Demo car this year as we were in the "Innovations Area" of the Sands hotel. The mp3car video is mislabeled as to who we are.

    We have a smaller and more modular design then most others, plus as far as the PC world goes we also have a true "Dual Zone" not like any other Centrafuse install ever!

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    Wait a second, I get it. They are confusing Dashtop Devices with Dashboard Devices. The Dashtop devices video is the one that shows Rob in front of the car outside the convention center.

    Dashboard devices is the car computer manufacturing company.

    We have a smaller and more modular design then most others, plus as far as the PC world goes we also have a true "Dual Zone" not like any other Centrafuse install ever!
    To make it clear, Dashboard devices thread and video is here!. My response: I would agree! I thought the size of the PC itself was quite striking, plus the fact that it connects via a GSM card, the ability to do a true dual head output (listen to the radio up front while watching video in back), AND the simplicity of the installation made the Dashtop one of the better devices.

    Just contrast the mess of cables coming out of the back of the Giantec unit with the single cable connection of the Dashtop product. I really like the Giantec unit because it was self-contained, but it would be more difficult to install than the Dashtop. Watch the video again and look at the Dashtop ISO power connector. That is Plug-and-Play for installation and while I'm not put off by hacking my car's electrical harness, most people are -particularly if it's a leased vehicle that has to be returned to stock.

    So, instead of focusing on the software interface, we chose to highlight what was different and better on the hardware side. We would love to have shown you the inside of the Dashtop unit, but they didn't want to reveal it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dashboard View Post
    A Hobbyist install is not the way we would describe what "Dashboard Devices" units are like. We did not have a Demo car this year as we were in the "Innovations Area" of the Sands hotel. The mp3car video is mislabeled as to who we are.

    We have a smaller and more modular design then most others, plus as far as the PC world goes we also have a true "Dual Zone" not like any other Centrafuse install ever!
    I accidently labeled this dashboard - it should have been dashtop. This video has been corrected. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post

    To make it clear, Dashboard devices thread and video is here!. My response: I would agree! I thought the size of the PC itself was quite striking, plus the fact that it connects via a GSM card, the ability to do a true dual head output (listen to the radio up front while watching video in back), AND the simplicity of the installation made the [HL]Dashtop [/HL]one of the better devices.

    Just contrast the mess of cables coming out of the back of the Giantec unit with the single cable connection of the [HL]Dashtop [/HL]product. I really like the Giantec unit because it was self-contained, but it would be more difficult to install than the Dashtop. Watch the video again and look at the [HL]Dashtop [/HL]ISO power connector. That is Plug-and-Play for installation and while I'm not put off by hacking my car's electrical harness, most people are -particularly if it's a leased vehicle that has to be returned to stock.

    So, instead of focusing on the software interface, we chose to highlight what was different and better on the hardware side. We would love to have shown you the inside of the Dashtop unit, but they didn't want to reveal it.
    I think you might mean dashboard devices. We didn't see the guts of the dashtop device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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