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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    I drive with my hand on the shifter most of the time, so learned exactly where each button was fairly quickly. Think that is why I like it so much. it put the buttons at the best place possible for me.
    Are you able to control different functions like using as a radio tuner. being able to switch through the stations?

    How is the remote. Full funtionability? Can you use it to change channels on slingbox? Can the joystick act like a mouse with complete control or just 4 way movement.

    The company does have some very appealing goodies for the car. That controller obviously has the the most functionality compared to other products, I think that remote control would be all worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autockr989 View Post
    Are you able to control different functions like using as a radio tuner. being able to switch through the stations?
    With the main buttons, you can program anything including radio (I only have XM), with the left knob you can scroll through stations and then press to select. To just go forward a station or back, you have previous and next.

    Quote Originally Posted by Autockr989 View Post
    How is the remote. Full funtionability? Can you use it to change channels on slingbox? Can the joystick act like a mouse with complete control or just 4 way movement.
    The remote seems cool, but I'm in a car 5 foot long. I'll never use it. I checked it out and it can be a mouse, which I thought was cool. Says it can be a keyboard too. I haven't checked it on slingplayer yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Autockr989 View Post
    The company does have some very appealing goodies for the car. That controller obviously has the the most functionality compared to other products, I think that remote control would be all worth it.
    It seems to be a great device, no arguement here. However, if you watch their website, all their instructions and software (they don't even list the ultrabay), and their tech support typing english as if it's their 3rd or 4th language, I am a bit concerned putting all my faith into it. I hope I'm wrong because I do love it. I've seen claims from people that say they have owned the ultrabay since it came out and they love it, but that isn't in a vibrating moving vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    I am not sure I like the company that makes the Imon yet, so yesterday I went looking for something else like it. I can't find a single or double 5.25 bay controller that is even close to it. I found a lot that were remote control (single bay), but not buttons. The ones that did have buttons were preprogrammed for fan control.

    Single bay controller might be easier for more users to install, but it doesn't exist as far as I can find.
    Could the bottom half of the unit with the knobs reasonably/easily be separated from the display portion (which means, could I cut the top and bottom halves apart along the molded line and remote mount the top part if it contains the main circuitry? I would only have room for one section, but don't really need the display portion, but the dual knobs are really pretty attractive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parksgm View Post
    Could the bottom half of the unit with the knobs reasonably/easily be separated from the display portion (which means, could I cut the top and bottom halves apart along the molded line and remote mount the top part if it contains the main circuitry? I would only have room for one section, but don't really need the display portion, but the dual knobs are really pretty attractive.
    Exactly!! That is what I spent all day and night yesterday looking for and can't find anyone that makes that. As for this cutting in half, I will be pulling it out next week to mount it permanently, and I'll look, but just from memory and the video's above, I am going to say no. 1:13 into the 3rd video (review), 47 seconds into the first (install) make me want to say it would be difficult. It would really depend if the LCD is above the PCB or on it. Single button is no better than a griffin, but they have this which would also give you the IR remote. personally, I would find it a wash with griffin.

    They know me and Mikey-z are testing it, so maybe they are monitoring the forum. Would love to see them come out with a button only.
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    This ultrabay works really great, but I have the same concerns than others..
    Absolutely no space for it... my 7" display is in the place of the headunit and I had also give up my cup holders :-)
    And it's also not the perfect solution, because not so easy to reach.. and resting the hand on the shifter is bad for the gearbox ;-) unless you have automatic.
    This ccstick sounds also really great and easy to use...
    But I imagine the best solution for me is to make my steering weel buttons work with SD.
    No additional space needed and should be the easiest to reach...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    Here is a video showing the fully programmable Imon Ultrabay controlling Streetdeck. Please ignore the mounting as it is going through a test phase. Have ordered the supplies needed to make it permanent. This really isn't a product review as it is still being tested. Mainly just wanted to show how well it works with the carputer.

    Problems with the Imon:

    1. No "real" brightness control. Only brightness contrast
    2. Made for a desktop to fit into 2 5.25" bays. Car mount must be fabricated.

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWUGKCkcehY[/media]
    In your youtube video, I'm just curious which microphone your using and if you like it. I have been gradually adding the additional features once I upgraded to a stable mobo. Don't know if I have the heart to spend $300+ on a mic from mp3car, but if its the only worthwhile solution, then hmmm....

    But like I stated last night. I think that remote wiith the ultrabay and the VCD is prob. the best IR remote for a carpc, givin the fact that you can have complete control and I can think of about 1000 functions to use it for. Gesturing, scrolling, application launching, a mouse, etc.

    I wonder if you can map a button to be cntrl,alt,delete in one button to launch the task manager? That would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rxh81 View Post
    This ultrabay works really great, but I have the same concerns than others..
    Absolutely no space for it... my 7" display is in the place of the headunit and I had also give up my cup holders :-)
    And it's also not the perfect solution, because not so easy to reach.. and resting the hand on the shifter is bad for the gearbox ;-) unless you have automatic.
    This ccstick sounds also really great and easy to use...
    But I imagine the best solution for me is to make my steering weel buttons work with SD.
    No additional space needed and should be the easiest to reach...

    Roland
    It's an automatic. The Z is really great for having 2 double din areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autockr989 View Post
    In your youtube video, I'm just curious which microphone your using and if you like it. I have been gradually adding the additional features once I upgraded to a stable mobo. Don't know if I have the heart to spend $300+ on a mic from mp3car, but if its the only worthwhile solution, then hmmm....

    But like I stated last night. I think that remote wiith the ultrabay and the VCD is prob. the best IR remote for a carpc, givin the fact that you can have complete control and I can think of about 1000 functions to use it for. Gesturing, scrolling, application launching, a mouse, etc.

    I wonder if you can map a button to be cntrl,alt,delete in one button to launch the task manager? That would be great!
    It's the $90 Andrea USB mic (USBD-2A). It's ok, but won't work as advertised as you have to use it's "soundcard" for speakers and no way that can happen. To a degree the noice cancellation works, but not completely. Think they are working on it though.

    You have up to 3 key commands you can give each button. It would work. You also hace the quick launch button that might work for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    It's the $90 Andrea USB mic (USBD-2A). It's ok, but won't work as advertised as you have to use it's "soundcard" for speakers and no way that can happen. To a degree the noice cancellation works, but not completely. Think they are working on it though.

    You have up to 3 key commands you can give each button. It would work. You also hace the quick launch button that might work for that.
    I see, so I run the mic through my roadie for the soundcard, but would you rec. it or say look for a better solution. I do need a remarkable noise cancel system cause my car is performance loud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autockr989 View Post
    I see, so I run the mic through my roadie for the soundcard, but would you rec. it or say look for a better solution. I do need a remarkable noise cancel system cause my car is performance loud.
    Until they have a solution to use Andrea's noise cancelling (and echo) capabilities without the need to run the speakers from its hardware (the usb device has mic in and speaker out, that being a "sound card"), I would not recommend it. I think a $20 walmart mic would work until then.

    Do some searching on the Andrea here in the forums. Some motherboards are compatible with just the mic. Mainly those that come with the same software.

    Don't get me wrong, it's a decent mic, but I don't see $90. You can get the mic alone here at the mp3 store I think. It would probably be the same and a lot cheaper. Then later, when they figure it out, you can get the USB device separately.

    Added note: Just checked and they do have the mic here. Andrea Electronics Superbeam Array Microphone Bundle. That I might recommend.
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