iPad hung from sun visor

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Shymcfly, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Shymcfly macrumors member

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    On a trip to the beach I discovered an easy way to watch a movie on the iPad. With the apple case I simply slid the front cover over the top of the sun visor a presto iPad movies in car lol

    Not a great pic but it'll do the job

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  2. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    Better be careful. In many states it's illegal to have a video screen in a car that the driver can see while driving.
     
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  5. Shymcfly thread starter macrumors member

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    I did a bit of searching not to much avail and all I could find was this
    http://www.driving.ca/victoria/joke+cars+still+legal/1444808/story.html
    Which in turn may be the reason I couldn't find anything concrete about it. It seems that if they were to ban TVA from the front seat they would also have to ban reversing monitors? If any one can find anything about it post a link I would like to know for sure. Btw sc resident
     
  6. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Illegal or not, plain old common sense dictates that if you're the driver and you're paying attention to a video screen at the same time, your priorities are upside down. :(
     
  7. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    I saw visor and thought it was an iPad version of the hat.
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  8. Shymcfly thread starter macrumors member

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    This is true lol as you see mines on the passenger side I don't drive. Rotfl @zepaw
     
  9. tdream macrumors 65816

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    That is the f***ing bomb!! :D

    Definitely going to do that when my Apple case arrives. Cheers!!
     
  10. Blacklabel34 macrumors 6502

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    +1 that's really sweet. I've heard through some friends who work in the car industry that ipads are already being custom installed in the dashboard of cars. :)
     
  11. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    That is crazy that someone else did this. I posted mine up on the passenger side as well, although i put the set all the way forward and lowered the back so that my 1.5 year old could see it from the back seat while watching shrek 3. It shut him right up.

    Cool to see that i am not the only one that thought of this.
     
  12. DrMaturin macrumors member

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    Maybe so but it's in the driver's field of vision. I'd have to think that a big explosion or a nude scene in a movie would pull the driver's attention off the road. Not so sure this is a good idea.
     
  13. soxfanreggie macrumors regular

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    You just cost the auto industry millions and millions of dollars from selling their DVD entertainment systems. :cool: Since you can probably get a car charger for this thing and the battery lasts so long, what's to stop people from getting the iPad instead! :)
     
  14. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

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    You have to hunt down the laws of your state, but generally it is illegal to have video displayed within the driver's field of view -- the exception being
    GPS and other "car related navigational equipment".

    Reverse cameras fall into navigational equipment, and (usually) only are supposed to work when the car is in reverse gear.

    In-dash DVD head units are supposed to only play when the car is set in park. Its common to rewire them so that they think the car is in park all the time, allowing them to play video when the car is in motion. Mine is hacked this way, but it came from the factory set up so that it could not display video while the car is in motion. Some head units have accelerometers in them to make them harder to hack. Stereo manufacturers do not want the liability.

    If a police officer sees a video playing in the front seat while you drive by, you will be pulled over. Happens quite a lot these days. The screen is esp. easy to spot at night...

    Also, something to think about... if this screen is visible out the back of your car (and if its on the visor, it is) consider also the content you are broadcasting to the cars behind you. I read a story recently about a guy who got arrested because he had Pron playing in such a way that minors could see it as they passed by...

    Note: I modified mine so that I could put movies on the screen for the kids on long drives... I have little interest in watching movies and driving at the same time! The screen is usually a GPS...
     
  15. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    you guys arent at all worried for the OP's well being so stop. you just want to flex your ego a bit or something. let the OP have his/her fun.
     
  16. rywat macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3gs: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16)

    "do you want to see the expression on my face?" how easy is it to get Chinese subtitles on iPod/ipad formatted movies?
     
  17. Shymcfly thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm beginning to think so as well lol
     
  18. Shymcfly thread starter macrumors member

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    Not sure I get all my movies from my father who dosent exactly purchase them it was just that way when I ripped it with handbrake
     
  19. malnar macrumors 6502a

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    I won't say this is a good idea for the front seat, but I'm waiting for someone to come up with a solution to mount the Ipad on the front seat headrest for backseat viewing. You know it's coming. If I had some sewing skills, I could probably put one together myself. But alas I have no idea what I'm doing at the sewing machine.
     
  20. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    If you want to suspend the device from the front seat headrest for backseat viewing, you can use anything that you can tie into a loop fitted around the bottom of the headrest. Slip the cover of the case into the loop just like in the OP's visor photo. Essentially you'd be hanging it from a clothesline; if you used something like a thick bootlace you could adjust the tension by tying it tighter with the bow/knot on the front seat side. A loop made of velcro would also work well.

    ONLY for backseat viewers! :)
    And you bet I'm worried about the driver's well-being, and all of the other cars on the road, too. :)
     
  21. Shymcfly thread starter macrumors member

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    This is true with some black elastic banding and an apple case simply tie a knot making a loop slightly smaller than the headrest 2x and then place the knotted portion in the case and slide the iPad in place and pull the straps up to either end it would actually look fairly professional will update with pics kind of a hands on type myself

    Updated: all I had was white elastic black would look a lot better [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sorry about pic quality used my cell but you get the idea
     

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