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Scosche previews iKit in-vehicle iPad mount

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Scosche has posted a video preview of its upcoming iKit in-vehicle iPad mount online. The iKit takes the place of a double-DIN radio inside the vehicle, using a standard mounting kit to provide secure installation. USB and 3.5mm auxiliary ports are available for audio input and for charging the iPad, and connect to the device using a supplied, specialized 30-pin cable. The iPad itself sits inside a cradle, which attaches to the vehicle mount using a ball joint system. Once installed, the iPad can be rotated from horizontal to vertical orientation. Scosche’s iKit in-vehicle mount for the Apple iPad is currently in development; pricing and release information has yet to be announced.

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1

Will be illegal in any country/state who’s population is stupid enough to use it whilst driving.

Why didn’t they use Dock Line Out rather than 3.5mm Headphone Port? Suggests that this will be cheaply made and nasty. Not something I would expect from Scosche.

I’m more curious why no-one has made an iPod Touch-based Car Radio. Use the iPod Touch as the screen, A custom iTunes App as the UI and tactile buttons/knobs for things that can’t be done on a touch screen whilst driving, like increasing the volume. The iPod Touch could act as a Removable Face, which all the aftermarket radio manufacturers insist on even though no-one takes it with them when they leave the car unattended.

Posted by Dan Woods on May 3, 2010 at 12:59 PM (PDT)

2

Seems to me that an iPod touch would be much more practical IMO.

Posted by Rodney A. Coleman on May 3, 2010 at 1:20 PM (PDT)

3

#1,

From the video, it appears the kit does use the Dock Connector for audio output - it only uses the 3.5mm jack for input to the car’s stereo system.

Posted by Charles Starrett on May 3, 2010 at 1:20 PM (PDT)

4

Plenty of drivers are dumb enough to use cell phones to call and text while driving, but I can see one HUGE advantage to having this set-up in a car that no-one has mentioned: maps and GPS. I use my iPhone with either Ordnance Survey maps in a variety of scales, and CoPilot turn-by-turn as well. Having maps on such a large screen will make driving safer because the maps are much clearer and easier to read.

Posted by Adrian Hillier on May 3, 2010 at 1:49 PM (PDT)

5

Nerdgasm….....nothing else needs to be said.

Well maybe all the wrecks caused by people trying to get caught up on “Lost”.........

Posted by jwc110869 on May 3, 2010 at 5:25 PM (PDT)

6

This is an accident just waiting to happen.

Posted by JonnyOneNote on May 3, 2010 at 7:48 PM (PDT)

7

“Hi is J.F. here?

Who’s calling?

I’m Eddie, an old friend of J.F.‘s.”

Posted by iProtestant on May 3, 2010 at 8:37 PM (PDT)

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