I've decided to finally get around placing a Mac Mini on my SUV.

Some important things I want to keep:

1. I don't want to do a lot of surgery to the car. If I want to sell it later, I want to keep a MacMini installation that can be easily removed.

2. With the above, a whole lot of problems arise.

Here's what I have so far...

a) I have not yet found anywhere on the internet a set-up of an Intel Mac Mini. (These ones have "official" front row!).

b) I started looking into set-ups and here's my shopping list...

----> Mac mini (1.5ghz, Intel Core Solo) $579

should I go with a G4-based model at all?

----> Belkin Power Inverter (AC Anywhere™ F5C400-300W) $59.99

300 watts should be enough to power the Screen and the mini.

----->Carnetix P1900 and P5V adapter.

This is the SCARY component....do I need this at all? can the inverter take care of it? Is this compatible with the new Intel Mac mini?

----> Xenarc 700 TSV Touchscreen $250

I don't really like it since my ideal set up would be to hide the monitor from the dashboard! I want to be able to use the monitor more as a tablet that has enough cable to be move around the passengers on the back of the car.

Any ideas??? I am having a really hard time finding slim touchscreen lcds that could do this.


-----> OPTION 2 ---> Mp3Car 8" 16:9 VGA\Composite Monitor with Touchscreen $260.00 (http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...roducts_id=204)

I think this one is NICER!


-----> BU-353 USB GPS (Waterproof GPS Receiver) $75

------> PowerMate controller /black
( http://www.griffintechnology.com/pro...mate/index.php) $45


OPTIONAL SCALABILITY:

****> USB Adapter for Cardbus Wireless Modem 3G Cards : U132 $189.99

Verizon Wireless High Speed Internet!

c) It is a nice thing to have 2 outlets on the front seats, 1 on the middle seat and one on the trunk.... this gives room for the inverter!


QUESTIONS so far:


-How is the sound connected from the mac mini to the Stereo???




I'll keep you posted on any updates!

Thanks!