iPad mini in-dash car mount—The Coolest Thing We’ve Seen Today

While everyone is talking about how to use their iPad minis day-to-day, how about using it door-to-door. Like in the car. Too soon for something like that? Oh how wrong you are!

Soundwaves of Tampa Florida must have either the fastest fabricators on Earth or they were able to do make an in-dash place for the iPad mini with just the info available online. Regardless of how they did it, they did it they put an iPad mini into a Toyota Corolla dash with a very cool pop out, slide in, pop back system. If that wasn’t enough, they connected it with a digital audio system (I’m guessing Bluetooth) so you can control the music without needing to touch your iPad mini.

Yes, there is a distraction factor here that you can’t ignore, but the passenger could check maps, pick music, look up things—all the things you’d need on a drive. The interesting part is how easy the mini slides in into the dashboard. I’m betting you can just do it on the fly. Read a book as a passenger, then slide the mini into the dash so the driver can see the map and probably not even interrupt the tunes.

I think we’re just seeing the beginning  of this kind of thing. I’m betting we’ll see more and more tablets, or spaces for tablets in cars very, very soon.

Check out the video from Soundwaves…it’s just awesome:

Would you want a tablet mounted in your car’s dashboard?

Hat tip: 9to5Mac

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  • The illegal

    Get a Life…!!!

  • nKrash

    I do have the car, only need the ipad now.. :)

  • CA

    uh…galaxy tab 7″ have been used for these mods in cars since a few years back already..

    • Hemi

      And now it’s Finaly a good mod!

      • ca

        but you would’nt be able to control the car system with it… whereas the tab does.. urrgh

        • Zangpakto

          And yet all iPhones and iPads can be integrated already and have been for a few years…. Since iPad 1 in fact… so ermmm What were you saying about galaxy tab being fully integrated before? Seriously grow the hell up.

          Cars have bluetooth connectivity now in case you are living in the past, you can also use cables… but don’t have to. So how in the world do you suppose an iPad that has been controlling the car system cannot suddenly do what it always has been doing? Maybe you just buy cheap cars… maybe that is your problem…

          • ckckckckck

            you finally caught up with the rest of humanity apple modders, at last you have a 7 inch tab to stick in your car. people already have been sticking Samsung tabs into their dashboard for a while now. youtube it folks,so there’s not much of a wow factor here.

  • iROCKu

    This is pretty damn awesome….

  • EV

    Well if I installed this in my ride i’d make sure to block those horrible stations. Another distraction for the already millions of terrible drivers out there ;-P

  • http://www.facebook.com/pepsiduke Slavek Dob

    AmAzing that was my idea also!!

  • Titanss

    There is a docking station hidden behind the iPad, so you have full control of the audio. The DS is connected to the amp and speakers. This has been done with the iPad 1 & 2 in several installs.

    YouTube has plenty of videos of the later.

  • B

    Dang talk about haters…why waste your time hating on something when you can just not comment. You just look sound like a fool…

    • John

      Just a bunch of “wish we had one” loosers, why else come on these blogs or follow them? I hate lots of things but I don’t read their blogs or worse still….post on them !!! These nobodys need to get out more ;-)

  • Dan Bradley

    Cool, but who is really going to want to take their iPad in and out everywhere they go? Would you leave an iPad in your car, haha. It’d be stolen in 15 minutes here in Philly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/thuong.ho.775 Po Wah