Mounting an iPad into Toyota Dash – Part 2

CarHere’s the second part of the install of the iPad into the dash of a car. (Read part 1 here) They had some problems with getting a digital source from the iPad so they had to settle with an analog source. Still looks awesome! They also got the iPhone to work with the stock bluetooth through the aftermarket audio.

Mounting an iPad into Toyota Dash

CarThis is awesome! I would so do this if I had money laying around, but I don’t. This video is of a car stereo shop named “Sound Man Car Audio” based out of Santa Clarita, CA. They are documenting the install of an iPad into the dash of a Toyota. This video is only the first day of the install, so more will come. They also have some documentation on how to integrate an iPod touch or iPhone into your car audio system.

On The day of the iPad release, we were able to start our planned iPad project. We chose to use the iPad as the only source for the vehicles entertainment system. The dock connector will plug into a cable that runs to a Onkyo ND-S1 which will send the digital signal from the iPad directly into an Audison Bit One. The Bit One will then act as the D/A converter, and will also process the audio signal. The Bit One also has a great controller for adjusting the volume and audio settings. The amplifier we chose is the McIntosh MCC406M. Stay tuned for the rest of the build. You’ll be able to find all the pictures and videos on this page as they become available.

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cLogoS – Wallpaper Pack

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

cLogoS 234cLogoS is a wallpaper pack that contains 13 wallpapers. The wallpaper are a variety of car logos including; BMW, Ferrari, Volkswagen, Subaru, Nissan GT-R, Ford, Honda and Acura. Check out the screenshots below. Remember, when you install this wallpaper pack, the wallpapers are added to your stock Settings application under Wallpapers. You can get cLogoS via the MacCiti source.

Note: If you would like to manually delete some of the wallpapers once you install the pack, you can ssh into the Library/Wallpapers folder on your iPhone or iPod Touch and delete them from there. [Read more…]

TomTom Car Kit Demo Video

TomTom About a week ago, TomTom’s App Store application was approved and became available in the App Store. In the review, I also mentioned that TomTom would be releasing a Car Kit for the iPhone. The car kit is still not available on the website but, they did release a demo video for the kit. Check it out below.

“The TomTom car kit that offers secure docking, enhanced GPS performance, clear voice instructions and hands-free calling, while charging your iPhone at the same time.” [Read more…]

9 New iPhone Car Mounts

Arkon will be releasing 9 new iPhone car mounts in September. The sweet thing is they will work for both 1st Gen iPhones and the iPhone 3G. There is a windshield suction mount, cup holder mount, removable air vent mount, bicycle handlebar mount, sun visor mount, friction dash mounts (aka “bean bag mounts), passenger side seat bolt floor mount, and a multi angle adhesive dash mount.

The hardest part will be choosing from them all and that’s why we’re working with Arkon to get you reviews of all of them. That way you’ll know what works for you. I’m pretty excited about the bicycle mount. I’ve been riding my bike to work everyday and it would be sweet to use some of the navaigtaion apps like Speed. [Read more…]