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    Variable Bitrate f1vlad's Avatar
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    I am not bra man j/k

    Thanks I'll check out newegg.

    I am sendning my bluetooth receiver to my brother in Ukraine so I don't think I'll have receiver but I am very interested to see what you will come up with!

    We should have Carputer GTG in New England, maybe Boston!



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    newegg.com bra

    its an IOne keyboard (scriptor-ish something... not too sure, i think its in my first post)

    and yah, bluetooth is only good for cell phones


    b\tw, do you ahve a cell phone w/ BT, i think im going to make a remote app on my phone, i can send it to you too when i make it, might be about 3 weeks though
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    bra = bro dolt =p



    and yah, newegg = the **** ^^

    have you done anything new with you pc besides changing the BT?

    its still at 80%

    and the carpc thing, most definitely have a meet, although... not this or next week (homecoming and other stuff)
    2004 Impreza WRX CarPC Install

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    Yeah for now I just ran a microphone to visor, for voice commands, nothing else is new. Actually I used to use shutdown mode when ignition off. I moved to hibernation last week and I am happy with it.

    Blue Tooth drivers i think makes computer run way slower, so I need to work on uninstalling that trash.
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    Hey, just between us WRX guys, i just picked up a Logitech Netplay Playstation 2 controller off eBay for $12.75 USD shipped. It comes with a removable micro size USB "qwerty" keyboard that is fully PC compatible. I plan to just dump the controller and keep the keyboard in the car. I know its wired, but its small and the cheapest thing ive seen anywhere for as "clean" as it looks.

    Oh yea, and Hibernate FTW! The only time i ever reboot my CarPC now is when i have new updates to install that require a system restart.

    And bluetooth really does kill system performance, i had one on my monster of a desktop and noticed slowdowns when it was connected, now im not too sure i even want to use it in the car.

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    Hey man, can you post a link to the stuff you bought on ebay? I might get it too. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GFridrich3 View Post
    Hey, just between us WRX guys, i just picked up a Logitech Netplay Playstation 2 controller off eBay for $12.75 USD shipped. It comes with a removable micro size USB "qwerty" keyboard that is fully PC compatible. I plan to just dump the controller and keep the keyboard in the car. I know its wired, but its small and the cheapest thing ive seen anywhere for as "clean" as it looks.

    Oh yea, and Hibernate FTW! The only time i ever reboot my CarPC now is when i have new updates to install that require a system restart.

    And bluetooth really does kill system performance, i had one on my monster of a desktop and noticed slowdowns when it was connected, now im not too sure i even want to use it in the car.
    Just between you WRX guys?? that seems kind of an *** like thing to do....

    Well anyway yeah I "borrowed" my friends old controller and it seems to work well... i havent had a problem yet....

    I think tho that im going to go with an illumitanted board for my upcoming design.... i found that typing in the dark was kinda a *****.... especially since its not completely a standard design (QWERTY yes but like enter and the arrow keys etc are a bit differently placed as are on laptops and other mini keyboards.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GFridrich3 View Post
    Hey, just between us WRX guys, i just picked up a Logitech Netplay Playstation 2 controller off eBay for $12.75 USD shipped. It comes with a removable micro size USB "qwerty" keyboard that is fully PC compatible. I plan to just dump the controller and keep the keyboard in the car. I know its wired, but its small and the cheapest thing ive seen anywhere for as "clean" as it looks.

    Oh yea, and Hibernate FTW! The only time i ever reboot my CarPC now is when i have new updates to install that require a system restart.

    And bluetooth really does kill system performance, i had one on my monster of a desktop and noticed slowdowns when it was connected, now im not too sure i even want to use it in the car.

    ok... time to help you out. first, there are several cheap (under 20) wireless RF keyboards which work well for installs, you will see that wires will severely hamper how yiou use the computer.

    second, for the hibernation thing, have NO startup processes that are not needed, this does two things

    1) boot faster
    2) no program updates

    then go to windows update and stop it altogether (along witht he firewall... thats crap too)

    you are in a carPC, theres no need to update your os, if the thing works like you want then updating will only make the programs you8 are using less compatitable.

    and for bluetooth, when i install it it wont be running the entire time, you are correct saying that it is slow and that it slows down performance, but it is also vital for my phone intergration ^^

    i want phone calls to be controlled by my car PC as well as being able to ahve a remote for the music when im away from my car... and theres really only bluetooth for that.

    come up with a new wifi that works better and ill switch to that (like th 60ghz ones companies are starting to talk about)
    2004 Impreza WRX CarPC Install

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    "When you go 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, you don't need a made up character called fast. Thats what makes a Subaru, a Subaru."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewalksalvage View Post
    Just between you WRX guys?? that seems kind of an *** like thing to do....

    Well anyway yeah I "borrowed" my friends old controller and it seems to work well... i havent had a problem yet....

    I think tho that im going to go with an illumitanted board for my upcoming design.... i found that typing in the dark was kinda a *****.... especially since its not completely a standard design (QWERTY yes but like enter and the arrow keys etc are a bit differently placed as are on laptops and other mini keyboards.)
    yeah i actually modded my wireless xbox controller to hook up to my computer, (its a usb controller anyway, just a different plug)

    but i really dont have much use for it other than playing games sometmes (which i really dont do much)
    2004 Impreza WRX CarPC Install

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    "When you go 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, you don't need a made up character called fast. Thats what makes a Subaru, a Subaru."

    DG4L

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewalksalvage View Post
    Just between you WRX guys?? that seems kind of an *** like thing to do....

    Well anyway yeah I "borrowed" my friends old controller and it seems to work well... i havent had a problem yet....

    I think tho that im going to go with an illumitanted board for my upcoming design.... i found that typing in the dark was kinda a *****.... especially since its not completely a standard design (QWERTY yes but like enter and the arrow keys etc are a bit differently placed as are on laptops and other mini keyboards.)
    DUDE, you seriously need to lighten up, it was just a little fun comment i was tossing out to the other subie owners. Besides, this controller/keyboard setup has been discussed several times on the boards here, some eveh with pictures. This one isnt illuminated, but it IS qwerty and ultra tiny with an 8ft long cable. If you cant route this thing inside your car, you must drive a suburban or stretch limo.

    I have to disagree with the comment about a cord hampering how you use your carpc. I use my carpc from my drivers seat, with a full size wired keyboard, and a handheld 3 button trackball and have no problems with functionality. Once i get this tiny keyboard, im routing it into the glove box so i can just tuck it away when its not needed or when a passenger gets in the car with me.

    Heres the link to the auction I won, but this seller has TONS of them available and if you get in at the right time, you too can win for only a penny. If you can find cheaper hardware.... buy it.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...9064&rd=1&rd=1

    Keep in mind, your getting BOTH a removable micro keyboard AND PS2 gamepad. All you would need is a simple USB adaptor cable to use the gamepad on your CarPC (another 5-10 bucks for the adaptor)

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    umm yeah... i wasnt ****ed... i was joking....

    And there are cases where a wired keyboard can be an issue... one example is if you have someone in the back seat and its wired throught he glove box, unless the cord is extra long, its a problem. A simple RF keyboard seems to work well.... im still not sure what im doing... there are many types of keyboards out there...
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