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Old 04-05-2010, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It actually looks better, when its mocked up, than I thought. Is it able to sound as good as a dedicated audio unit though?
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks pretty cool. DEFINITELY need an anti-glare screen protector.... It'll help with greasy finger syndrome too

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knew it would happen but didn't realize it would happen this quick. nice, the bit-one is an amazing processor too
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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now somebody buy an ipad and let me install it in their z
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This is one killer Amp……OK, who is going to bash Mcintosh?


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its definately a sexy amp but for 2 grand I could think of a ton of other amps Id run
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I have auditioned them and they arent any better than a JL HD or PG Z series. Your paying all that extra money for that extra 5% nth degree of cleanliness that honestly I didnt notice. I felt the amp was a little soft on the bass but that could have been more of a character of the speakers. Your truly paying for the name!
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looks nice, but only useful if you have 3g internet with it IMO

also, i question how well you will see the screen in bright sun, the reflections would drive me nuts, especially when its off

and thieves broke into my g35 for a 199$ GPS unit...... unless you have a clever way if hiding this, expect the same fate
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So how do you sync the iPad with any other device that contains all your media? I hope it has a quick release. And I agree...not having 3G is a huge FAIL. Makes it useless unless you park in front of a Starbucks.
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So how do you sync the iPad with any other device that contains all your media? I hope it has a quick release. And I agree...not having 3G is a huge FAIL. Makes it useless unless you park in front of a Starbucks.
Well I thought that is where all Apple users spend all their time?
The idea of this is good in concept, but will not work overall. It has a pretty screen and runs a nice UI, but beyond that it is very limited and you could easily achieve the same idea cheaper, with more functionality.
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All in all, the ideas pretty sick...i mean you pretty much have a mobile...everything in one place...and if you did get the 3G version..hold the phone, because all you really need are toilets in the seats and your set!
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Late to the party but looks nice.
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I want to see an HP Slate in a dash.
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Well I thought that is where all Apple users spend all their time?
The idea of this is good in concept, but will not work overall. It has a pretty screen and runs a nice UI, but beyond that it is very limited and you could easily achieve the same idea cheaper, with more functionality.
I agree, thinking about taking the dash apart just to do an upgrade or to sync music is impractical in my opinion. Me I would stick with a double din an a 160gb ipod. Not to mention what if you buy a cd.
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