Would iPad mini be a great media center for the car?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by saback, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. saback macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2011
    Would iPad mini be a great media center for the car?
  2. Korican100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2012
    HECK YES.especially the data ipad version
  3. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    Agree....but I'd be hard pressed to figure out how to mount it somewhere without it becoming a totally illegal distraction....
  4. Southernboyj macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2012
    Mobile, AL
    Would be awesome, I seen a guy put a Nexus 7 in his car.. so much better than a double-din radio.
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Oh boy I can see now all the dash mods coming. B4r u do though, check the spec section at what temp the device can handle to stay permanent mounted in a hot car.
  6. GeorgieAcevedo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    New York City
  7. expy macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2012
    This was one of the first things I thought of when the mini was rumored. Think of the new hardware category "in dash docking stations".
  8. denver133 macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Denver, CO
    This was my thought for my Subaru.


    Here is the mount that replaced the double din stock stereo.

  9. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Sick stuff. How'd you get the mount.
  10. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2012
    No because it's a waste of money for what you want to use it for plus someone will smash your window and steal it.
  11. miklovo macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    just remove it or stick it in the glovebox like a removable faceplate.....
  12. utl768 macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2009
    watching movies while driving sounds real safe
  13. treyjustice macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2009
    I'd love it for music, pandora, google maps, etc
  14. Smog macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2007
    I am really considering this. Originally, I thought about a Nexus 7 in the car, mainly because it was cheap, small and had GPS. However, with the mini being released, I think I'll go with this option.

    Heres my idea:

    • Buy a cheap Hard Shell from eBay, then attempt to cut it to provide a bumper like case.

    • Mount this in front of my radio on my dash, allowing for access to the radio if needed. Do this using some sort of bond or sticky pads.

    • Click iPad mini into place when driving, remove when not driving.
    In theory it should work, it just depends on the strength of the pads I use and the weight of the mini. May even try to make a frame to attach over the front the mini to hold in place better.

    If anyone knows of a company who make a two part (Front/back case) it would be appreciated.
  15. OneBigFatNinja macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2012
    Errr if someone is dumb enough to leave it there then of course it'll be stolen.

    In all seriousness if you had that and also an AUX port you could use it for Sat Nav, Music and the reminders app with location based reminders would work well too.

    Good idea I think.
  16. jvmoore1 macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2006
    i would love to do this. It would be even better if i could FWD my iphone through the ipad while driving so i could receive calls.

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