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undertaker
10-12-2013, 11:31 AM
Anyone seen this before and would it work in a nova ?

http://www.slashgear.com/ipad-mini-already-installed-into-car-dashboard-02255423/

the undertaker :twisted:

Peter
10-12-2013, 12:14 PM
Guess it would work in any car, just need to interface and power it, but why not save money and fit a proper, built for the job, (rather than a adaption of a domestic unit with no AV in for reversing camera), like a 7", 2DIN, touch screen, radio/blue tooth/DVD/GPS/MP3/MP4 etc unit for under 200?
It's a bit like reinventing the wheel
At least you get 150 worth for -200 and not 45 worth for +400!! These things are built in China, (isn't everything) and ex factory are $45.00 (iPhones cost $38.00 ex-factory), the big Apple rip off. You would also have an expensive custom made housing and installation to pay for rather than just pop one in like I have.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAR-STEREO-RADIO-SATNAV-GPS-BLUETOOTH-DOUBLE-2DIN-7-DVD-CD-PLAYER-IPOD-AUX-IN-/261328054067?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item3cd85da733
(http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAR-STEREO-RADIO-SATNAV-GPS-BLUETOOTH-DOUBLE-2DIN-7-DVD-CD-PLAYER-IPOD-AUX-IN-/261328054067?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item3cd85da733)674

Mostin
10-12-2013, 03:17 PM
Hi all.

Yes it would be quite easy to install an ipad into a consell / dash etc. I guess if your at the stage of putting your dash together you could build it to suit.

The only thing is what would you run off of it?

For me It would be too much for my Nova sort of "over bling" but thats just down to me being an old boy :laugh:

:cheers:
Mostin.

Peter
10-12-2013, 04:27 PM
Hi all.

For me It would be too much for my Nova, sort of "over bling" but thats just down to me being an old boy :laugh:

:cheers:
Mostin.

Hey! I'm "old" and I love bling and gadgets and I have a touch screen, I love touchy-feely.:slap:That's not what I meant,:sorry:, that's OK

:offtopic: By the way, it's my birthday end of the month,:happybday: :yeah: what you lot getting me? :group: :ermm: :confused1: :laugh::nonono: (these 'emotions' can really take over) :orly:

bushboy
10-12-2013, 11:53 PM
Peter,
Your alternative to the ipad install makes much sence. With the money I'll save I can buy you a birthday present. Now all I need to do is save enough money not to buy an iPad...........

Bushboy

ps
happy birthday:banana::banana:

Peter
11-12-2013, 08:30 AM
Thanks cobber, I have asked Santa for two meters of 3D black carbon fibre wrap for the cars bonnet and boot. :whistling: