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Old 09-06-2010, 11:22 PM   #1
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I really would love to upgrade my radio to a mygig but at $2000 it's really not an option. I'm thinking about buying a mini pc and affixing it to my dash board and using it for navigation, music, and even video and Internet surfing ( while stationary of course) has anyone done this? I could use Velcro and detach and bring down in restaurants, campgrounds..
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:47 PM   #2
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I'm not sure which forum it was, but I have seen this done with an ipad. It looked really good. The owner made a custom mount out of painted wood I believe. It offers everything that you mentioned along with a larger touch screen and tons of apps. I would definitely go that route before I opted for the mygig. Right now I use my ipod for music and a garmin nuvi 265 for nav, but one day I hope to have a setup like you mentioned.

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Old 09-07-2010, 02:28 AM   #3
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Seach youtube for "ipad jk cop4x4" and you'll see the ipad option.

I'll tell you though, I just got a Droid X a few weeks ago. You can buy the car docking station, and all you have to do is pop your Droid X in it when you hop in and pop it out when you get out. The screen is a decent size, the included Google navigation software is about as good as anything else out there, and of course you have all your music on it. This looks like a pretty cost-effective option as well. I have the MyGig in my Jeep, but I'll be buying the car docking station for my Droid X to use in my other truck.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:33 AM   #4
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Verizon has 3G enabled netbooks for free if you agree to a $30/month 3G data plan that will give the netbook internet access anywhere that verizon has 3G. Netbooks are cheap anyways, but the anywhere internet thing might be worth looking at
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:40 AM   #5
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Verizon has 3G enabled netbooks for free if you agree to a $30/month 3G data plan that will give the netbook internet access anywhere that verizon has 3G. Netbooks are cheap anyways, but the anywhere internet thing might be worth looking at
I've heard that but have yet to find it.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:29 PM   #6
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Check out Centrafuse. They have carPC software with a gps option. You can get a double-din touch screen for under $200.

Not sure how much of a DIY'r you are.

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