• Mar 14, 2011
In-dash Apple iPad 2 install – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Last year, SoundMan Car Audio of Santa Clarita, California was among the first to develop a custom Apple iPad installation kit for your dash. Now, with Friday's release of the iPad 2, SoundMan has wasted no time preparing the first of what will likely be many iPad 2 dash installs. On Friday, the team installed Apple's wondertablet into a 2011 Ford F-150.

SoundMan's Doug Bernards is the man responsible for the install kits, which require more than a little fabrication, and a host of aftermarket jacks and connectors. On Friday, Doug did an all-day blast to get the dash of his F-150 ready for the gadget, while an employee sat in line for eight hours at the local Best Buy.

The video after the jump explains the install step-by-step, and it shows that Doug and friends aren't just doing quick and dirty hack jobs. Check out the video after the jump that includes the iPad 2's FaceTime feature. Thanks to all for the tips!

[Source: SoundMan Car Audio via YouTube]



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      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh man Steve Jobs is going to want a cut of that action! I'm guessing %30 of install costs.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cool! just gotta get the windows tinted to avoid massive glare
      Hubris
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now you can play Angry Birds...in your car!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm a firm believer in the saying, "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should."
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is a sad commentary on the state of in-dash nav solutions; if they didn't all suck so much, the idea of mounting an ipad would sound silly. I can't believe Kenwood or one of the other leading manufacturers hasn't bothered to make a head unit with capacitive touchscreen, google maps & a halfway decent audio interface. They could easily make an Android-powered head unit that would do this and still fit in the standard size bay.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I went to best buy to check out the iPad2 Demo units.. one word, Impressive..
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why install an iPad2 and then block the only decent new thing on it? The rear camera.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It seems like the guy did a good job integrating it. I personally agree there is only a few trucks and even less cars where the ipad will look good. Since its easily removable I think its a great idea for people who are always on the run. Easy access, I am sure there a gps app for it and you can call your friends and facetime them as well.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really hope this does not become popular because people already can't drive while talking on their cell phones cause they just suck at it and don't know how to show some restraint. If it does, you're going to see a lot more accidents... Sorry officer, I was using FaceTime with my friend and didn't notice the car in front of me braking.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah~ so who cares?
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'd rather have two eyes on the road and two hands on the wheel!
        • 3 Years Ago
        I don't, I'd rather have Fords Sync system personally.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The multifaceted Johnny Knoxville. Mad skills, dope, what up?
        Carlos
        • 3 Years Ago
        I do, it is pretty cool.
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