DIY dashboard-mounted iPad is awesome [Video]

Apr 6, 2010
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Got a touchscreen head-unit in your car?  Is it 9.7-inches and running the iPhone OS?  If not, then I'm afraid you're not as awesome as SoundMan Car Audio, who celebrated the launch of the iPad by crafting a custom mount for the tablet in the dashboard of their Toyota Tacoma truck.

Video demo after the cut

When docked, the iPad is the sole A/V source for the whole vehicle.  An Onyko ND-S1 is used to bridge the Apple tablet with an Audison Bit One which acts as the D/A convertor and processes the audio; that's then hooked up to a McIntosh MCC406M 6-channel amplifier.

To be honest, this won't suit most car interiors: you'll need a big space in your dash in order to accommodate the iPad.  It'd also probably be more useful with the upcoming WiFi+3G iPad, which will add in a proper GPS receiver and turn the tablet into a huge PND.

[via InventorSpot]


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