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    Neat-o!

    sure hope it doesn't totally suck, 'cause it's got potential.
     
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    Wow Woah We Whoa! that is a killer idea...i wonder how much??
     
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    That would be hella nice, assuming they can get it too work with most audio systems. And like Mudbug said, this has definite potential...
     
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    Yeah this is the best iPod car solution for drivers that I have ever seen!
     
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    Looks like Alien technology.

    Now I see where that technology from all those Alien spaceship crashes are going.

    I would pick one up as long as it is not to much.
     
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    Yea it is a terrible blog - but is the car included? Kidding anyways I wonder how it hooks up to the speakers because I can't stand my iPod to FM radio thingy when I drive long distances and keep needing to change the station.
     
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    looks nice, but...

    One Word: Wireless.

    seriously, the gray cable is gonna be different from your car, and have slack, or restrict where you put it, and get in the way. Wireless. And I'd mount a click wheel on the steering wheel, of possible.
     
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    Actually, it looks a little retarted.....An eyesore if you ask me....
     
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    Actually, I like the Dension iceLink solution much better.
    Integrates with existing radio, shows track, artist, album info, etc. on the already built-in screen, in the BMW pictured at that Harman Kardon site, for example, it would show up on the navigation screen. And you can control it from the built-in buttons on your steering wheel or radio. Why put another screen in your car with cables and holes in your dashboard when you can have it all in one?
    http://www.dension.com/

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    Agreed about using the existing buttons in the wheel/in the car, but there is a case for a display. The Pioneer system in a Mercedes ML displays data ok, but the smaller sister Pioneer product that say fits in the Honda S2000 doesn't have enough space on the display. I think when the iPods go wireless and cars designers have had sufficient lead time, different products will emerge that will look better.

    As a first stab though the HK is "neat-o", but why can't I get a all singing display that does Sat Nav etc
     
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    It's yet another FM modulator. Blah.
     
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    Wireless stuff is horrible for in-car use. We've had what, 3-4 complaints about FM modulators in this thread already. Sure, they could use a receiver box and the public spectrum bands for some sort of digital RF audio transmission, but that's still a poor solution. Could you imagine the amount of batteries you'd go through powering a backlit LCD screen like that? And you'd still need batteries for the controller as well.

    If you have a good installer, you'd barely be able to see the wires. You can tell from the pictures this was a temporary thing. They didn't even attempt to hide the controller wire.
     
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