Mimics Dash allows you to operate an iPhone via a touch screen monitor installed in your vehicle. After installing Mimics Dash, simply plug your iPhone in each time you enter your vehicle and enjoy the convenience of all of your iPhone's apps, music, phone, and navigation features on a safe, easy-to-use touch screen monitor. By bridging the gap between your iPhone and your car, Mimics becomes the ultimate in-car entertainment system.
Here's how it works: The touch interface is interpreted by the module and transmitted via Bluetooth to your iPhone. Genius! Now you can control your phone from the monitor! The Module draws power from the Lilliput monitor, and video is supplied to the monitor via the Apple HDMI dock connector (optional). Audio is supplied to your aftermarket amplifier* via the 3.5mm jack on your iPhone (optional). Choose the Mimics Cable Option and we'll give you all of the necessary cables needed to get video and audio out from your phone and be able to charge while driving.
Made specifically for your vehicle, Mimics Dash is engineered to be an easy install (or have your local car stereo shop do it for you):
1. Remove your existing dash panel
2. Install the Mimics Dash
3. Install an aftermarket amplifier* of your choice
4. Connect the Mimics Cable kit and you're ready to go
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Last edited by optikalefx; 08-06-2011 at 10:16 AM.
Do you know if it would be possible to have both Mimics and a PC connected to the Lilliput at the same time?
I like the way I have my system set up, but I would love to control my iPhone via my touchscreen (without the use of VNC).
Right now, there is no way to connect a PC and the Mimics to the monitor at the same time. The Mimics takes over the 4 wire touch screen and uses the signal to broadcast to your iPhone. Future plans may include a 'switch.'
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We have to switch the 4 wire ribbon cable. Our installation actually detaches that from the LCD panel and into the mimics. We have plans to make a switch to detect on different video inputs to switch between car pc and iPhone.
So if I read it right, you have to plug two cords(30-pin dock, and 3.5 headphone) in order to get both video and audio?
I really have to ask why?
All you get is a slightly bigger display for the phone, connected via headphone output to your amps? Not even digital audio output provided with HDMI? Why not just have an Airplay device?
I think the hardware focus needs to turn to better integration for the iPad and other tablets, with more extensive control and audio quality. Connecting a bunch of cables to your phone every time you get in the car, losing your factory audio system, etc. What happens if you are busy, forget your phone, need to take a quick trip, phone breaks etc. The system is completely disabled without the phone.
Add to that, lilliput screens, as much as I love them (and remember that I had them before this forum started selling stuff) are not very high quality. The amazing display of the iphone is done no justice on a larger screen with lower resolution. An Ipad suffers even more!
After all the nonsense cryptic posts leading up to this I'm pretty disappointed. This is not a car pc, or a car stereo, etc. Since I already can display my iphone on my car pc, it only really adds the ability to touch the screen in the dash for phone control? Over bluetooth? I can do that with Veency.
You mention in the press release an innovative future and developments from the locals here, what do you have in mind? What do you see for this device in the future that would entice some of us to invest in this idea?
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I like the concept. The Apple HDMI cable allows for charging too, so it wouldn't be any different than if you'd be using your iPhone directly as the media source. But it also supports Android?
But the need to use a. lilliputs; b. resistive touch; c. 4-wire resistive? It would be great if it weren't THAT integrated to Lilliputs. Maybe if it could be pulled from any usb based touch (5 wire resistive or better, capacitive)...but perhaps that's not possible.
I think it's very interesting, if I had the displeasure of owing a lilliput, I would perhaps give a try.