Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 36

Thread: iPad Custom Car Mounts

  1. #1
    Antenna Engineer
    Auto Apps:loading...
    optikalefx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    Posts
    831
    Blog Entries
    86

    iPad Custom Car Mounts

    Embed this video



    Justin Riley has fabricated a really well finished bolt-in kit for the iPad. (wifi or 3g). This particular kit fits into the 2005-2007 Subaru Impreza/WRX and STi. (They all have the same dash).

    This bolt-in kit is a 1:1 replacement for the stock dash. Basically just pop out the old one, and put this in there. It has protection for the iPad, and when used with the Apple iPad Dock will charge and deliver audio. (via the 3.5mm cable)

    This kit for the Subaru series will be available on the mp3Car Store soon.

    Take a look at how it works.

    Embed this video


  2. #2
    Organic Me
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Heather's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Fells Point, Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    1,288
    Blog Entries
    48

    Suggest your car's make and model for the next iPad Kit.

    If you own an iPad and think we should create a kit for your car's make and model, go to mp3Car.com and submit your car's info.

    Thanks.

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    1
    When will this be available and what's the cost?

    I've been debating on whether or not I should buy an iPad, and I think this justifies my purchase now. Haha

  4. #4
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    164
    Quote Originally Posted by OG_AdRock View Post
    When will this be available and what's the cost?

    I've been debating on whether or not I should buy an iPad, and I think this justifies my purchase now. Haha
    Timetable is in the ~7 week timeframe. While the version you see in the video was very good, I wasn't totally happy with a few features. The latest and final version will be arriving on my doorstep this coming Wednesday. Once I approve fit and function, a 6 week clock starts until production parts are available.

    I will do my best to keep you guys updated and in the loop.

    Pricing will be worked out shortly, but I will leave that announcement to the mp3car team (it is their store, after all).

    Thanks for your interest!

  5. #5
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    3
    this looks awesome... so awesome that i had to finally register and post this message.

    could use some more close up photos but count me in

  6. #6
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Rubidoux, CA
    Posts
    275
    And all you have to do is carry your "carpc" out of the car with you every time you go into a store, or you'll risk losing it.. sounds MUCH easier...
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer - Bi-Fuel Gasoline/CNG
    Intel D945GCLF2 w/512MB RAM, CL Audigy w/KxProject, M2-ATX, Lilliput EBY701

  7. #7
    Antenna Engineer
    Auto Apps:loading...
    optikalefx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    Posts
    831
    Blog Entries
    86
    Quote Originally Posted by CraziFuzzy View Post
    And all you have to do is carry your "carpc" out of the car with you every time you go into a store, or you'll risk losing it.. sounds MUCH easier...
    you could just lock it in your glove box. takes the same time as letting a motorized screen hide.

  8. #8
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    164
    1) If someone wants to steal your carPC, iPad, stock radio, aftermarket head unit, amps, whatever... they will do it.
    2) This is part of the beauty of the iPad - it's more than a carputer. It's still a tablet wherever it is. I drive somewhere, pop it out, take it with me, use it. Obviously this is user dependent, but just realize that there's a large contingent of people where easy removal is viewed in a positive light, not as a detractor.

  9. #9
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Rubidoux, CA
    Posts
    275
    Quote Originally Posted by optikalefx View Post
    you could just lock it in your glove box. takes the same time as letting a motorized screen hide.
    Do most carpc's even use motorized screens? and if so, are they waiting for them to store prior to shutting off/exiting the vehicle? seems this is something that should be automated...

    Quote Originally Posted by jr4284 View Post
    1) If someone wants to steal your carPC, iPad, stock radio, aftermarket head unit, amps, whatever... they will do it.
    You can't really believe that someone will NOT be more likely to steal an iPad from the dash than a monitor that's built in and hidden/bolted in computer?

    Look, I'm not trying to detract from the product here.. it looks very well done, and I'm sure will sell in acceptable numbers... I'm more commenting on the video's somehow claiming that it's superior to a proper carpc. I just felt the need to point out the blaring disadvantage of the portable docked solution, that's all.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer - Bi-Fuel Gasoline/CNG
    Intel D945GCLF2 w/512MB RAM, CL Audigy w/KxProject, M2-ATX, Lilliput EBY701

  10. #10
    And then I was mod. Tidder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    New Mexico, USA
    Posts
    4,211
    It's true that most criminals are more about the "smash and grab" than they would be about rooting around in the trunk to steal. But jr4284 makes a very valid point. If they know what they are after, they'll take it.

    I had a buddy of mine down in Albuquerque get his entire system stolen, this included the custom bolted in fiberglass mounts and enclosures for the amps and subs. Estimated time to remove all that stuff? About 45 minutes without breaking anything, which it looked like they did not. This was even with the alarm going off. He was out of town and had it parked in a gated lot that was part of a nice apartment complex on the good side of town.

    Quote Originally Posted by CraziFuzzy View Post
    Do most carpc's even use motorized screens? and if so, are they waiting for them to store prior to shutting off/exiting the vehicle? seems this is something that should be automated...
    I wait for mine to shutdown/hibernate everytime...
    Tidder

    Try RevFE
    The best resurrected frontend I've ever used, period.

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-22-2009, 08:23 AM
  2. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 10-26-2005, 11:53 PM
  3. Installing car PC in 1996 Honda Civic
    By PredatorCoder in forum Newbie
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-18-2005, 07:58 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •