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Old 01-31-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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ipad mini in e46

I want to float this by you guys see if anyone is interested in doing it. I've found most of the parts but some modifications will be necessary. so here is the idea:

ipad mini + oxygen head unit + double din bezel + some work = bad ass ipod mini installation.

The thing I like about the oxygen head unit, http://www.autotoys.com/x/product.php?productid=22573, is that it lets the ipod/iphone or in this case ipad run an app to control the unit. This will take a lot of work. but here are the steps i think would get this done:

1. find out if the head unit will accept an ipad instead of an iphone. the app is compatible with the ipad. Might be as simple as seeing if the ipad mini can download the app.
2. modify the bezel so that it will accept the iPad. I think a pop up docking solution would be nice. like this:
3. modify the 30-pin to lightning with this: http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Lightnin...ref=pd_sim_e_2
4. take apart the head unit and figure out a way to move the volume nob. then it would be a matter of connecting the oxygen radio to the harness and placing it deep enough that the ipad can sit in front of it.

total cost = labor and inventiveness + 329 (ipad mini @ walmart) + 39 (cable) + 278 (radio) + ~100 (bezel) = $746 which is not a bad deal. just don't know if I'll buy all these things and leave the project half done. so i decided to share and maybe someone would get all the parts together and get 'er done!
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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total cost = labor and inventiveness + 329 (ipad mini @ walmart) + 39 (cable) + 278 (radio) + ~100 (bezel) = $746 which is not a bad deal.
Just want to throw this option out there, you can get an Android Dynavin unit for $60 more and have the same functionality, plus more. And it integrates with your car much, much better. In fact, it will completely integrate with your car.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:37 PM   #3
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^ Dynavin isn't an IPad though.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:41 PM   #4
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this would be a nice install. it would loose the rear view camera that the dynavin has. Might be better at other stuff that the dynavin at least mine fails on. when the phone rings only the number shows up. bluetooth audio doesn't play while in maps. ipod controls suck. and perhaps a few other things but it would be pretty bad ass.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:57 PM   #5
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I like the OEM look of the dynavin and dynavin clones. I hate things that stand out like aftermarket head units.
But I have seen this done on other cars. Not sure about fitment on an E46 dash. Nothing I would do, but I'm not completely against it.
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^ Dynavin isn't an IPad though.
Thank God for that... iPad's are worthless. Android Tablets are WAY more productive.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:48 PM   #7
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Thank God for that... iPad's are worthless. Android Tablets are WAY more productive.


This thread is not going to go anywhere.

OP, don't do it.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:49 PM   #8
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I was considering this but for $300 less I got the eonon Dynavin clone not installed though.
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Maybe but if any Android device has Wi Fi or cell phone connectivity, they ARE NOT secure. Best way to permanently delete anything on it is with a big hammer.
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Maybe but if any Android device has Wi Fi or cell phone connectivity, they ARE NOT secure. Best way to permanently delete anything on it is with a big hammer.
And this matters in your car? You going to save bank numbers and passwords on your dashboard? I never save anything of any relevance on my phone anyway, why risk it with any device?

I like some of Apple's products, but iPods and iPads are grossly overpriced and underwhelming.
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And this matters in your car? You going to save bank numbers and passwords on your dashboard? I never save anything of any relevance on my phone anyway, why risk it with any device?

I like some of Apple's products, but iPods and iPads are grossly overpriced and underwhelming.
Agree, the iPhone 5 is brilliant. Tablets are useless
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And this matters in your car? You going to save bank numbers and passwords on your dashboard? I never save anything of any relevance on my phone anyway, why risk it with any device?
Totally agree! But I know too many folks (much younger than I) who do everything on their phones/devices. It's amazing how ignorant they are.
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And this matters in your car? You going to save bank numbers and passwords on your dashboard? I never save anything of any relevance on my phone anyway, why risk it with any device?

I like some of Apple's products, but iPods and iPads are grossly overpriced and underwhelming.
maybe by todays standards, but you have to understand that without the ipod nothing android would exist.
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maybe by todays standards, but you have to understand that without the ipod nothing android would exist.
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Not to start a argument, but Android would have started with or without Apples technologies. The key aspect in android is the open source programming and ability to customize nearly any aspect you see fit, essentially you aren't bound by what Tim Cook says. The first touch screen phone wasn't an Iphone, it was an IBM Simon in '92 if you were wondering.

I would strongly say get a Dynavin, an Ipad in a BMW cabin would look worse then the $60 Stereo's you can get at bestbuy for your car. Go Dynavin!
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I feel like you guys don't know who makes the technology behind these logos like apple... >.>
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Not to start a argument, but Android would have started with or without Apples technologies. The key aspect in android is the open source programming and ability to customize nearly any aspect you see fit, essentially you aren't bound by what Tim Cook says. The first touch screen phone wasn't an Iphone, it was an IBM Simon in '92 if you were wondering.

I would strongly say get a Dynavin, an Ipad in a BMW cabin would look worse then the $60 Stereo's you can get at bestbuy for your car. Go Dynavin!
i didn't mention the iphone. the iphone is a big deal but it doesn't touch the ipod.
the original ipod started it all. i mean all. before that people didn't have a personal media device. there was nothing like it. other mp3 players just didn't take off.
yeah the tech was already there. touchscreen were all over, mostly in POS systems. but it wasn't usable or desired.
apple and the ipod streamlined what was already there and made it useable.

i didn't mention touch screens either.
an android phone is nothing more than the "idea" of the iphone with a different OS. and the idea of the iphone is nothing more than an ipod with a phone in it.

the ipod made it personal. the ipod started it all. like apple or not, you have to accept that.
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who cares? the people themselves don't set the technology trends and direction. the products do.
that's like saying "you don't know the name of the guy who designs bmw seat backs."
who cares. it's not about the individuals. it's about the product completed.
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who cares? the people themselves don't set the technology trends and direction. the products do.
that's like saying "you don't know the name of the guy who designs bmw seat backs."
who cares. it's not about the individuals. it's about the product completed.
Most apple fanboys are clueless, and also assume apple is automatically better because its price.
I've owned nothing but iphones.
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Most apple fanboys are clueless, and also assume apple is automatically better because its price.
I've owned nothing but iphones.
better is a very subjective word. it's just an opinion. i like apple. but i understand and respect the need for other platforms. most people don't and just like to argue their crap is better but

bottom line is apple did something great with the ipod and everyone since then has benefited from it. anyone who builds a electronic mobil device was/is somehow impacted by the original ipod.

kinda like how the beatles and elvis set the bar for rock and roll.
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