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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by stlunatic, Jul 17, 2010.

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    whats up guys, first post. im interested in using the ipad ion my car to stream music. my current headunit has a usb input that i currently use for my ipod. would i be able to plus music through the ipad the same way? i noticed they use the same connector. thanks!
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    I have used mine this way with no problems.
    But I prefer to use an iPod or the iPhone because of their size.
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    I don't have the answer for you, but welcome to the forum - from Wentzville.
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    hello, i am from st. charles. i have not actually got an ipad yet, just trying to make sure it will work for what i want it to.

    to mrpunch, so you basically can use the ipad as an oversized ipod and use the usb as an output? ive seen a lot of setups where the ipad actually replaces the radio, but i want to use it as a source to send to my current radio, rather then using just the ipad. thanks for your response
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    Check out YouTube and search for iPad in car. You'll be amazed.

    Drew
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    My car has an ipod connector, the ipad works for playing music however it pops up an error about not being able to charge.
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdAkKKxOvu4&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - iPad Steering Wheel Mount Product Demonstration[/ame]
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    now what happens when you get in an accident and your airbag goes off?

    mikestoolz, do you have an aftermarket radio? what kind
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    Note to Sonny Burnett

    Thank you!! That YouTube posting was priceless. I work for a company that is considering equipping our trucks with 3G ipads and this is a perfect safety video to add to the training sessions!

    Wait...this isn't a real accessory?
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    Welcome STLunatic. I'm pretty sure that other video was a joke, but there are plenty of kits, and some have engine diagnostic info inside.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApSeFHJQbHA]YouTube - iPad Custom Car Mounts Overview[/ame]
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    Just out of curiosity how many people here drive Subarus? I would think that they would be developing mounting kits for more common cars like Toyota Camary's.
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    does anyone know where i can find the scosche i-kit? ive heard a lot of people talking about it but nobody selling it

    and why does it have the usb slot plus a 3.5 mm jack if you can use just the usb?
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