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MatsuDano 11-24-2010 07:47 AM

Haven't yet physically held the unit in hand. I'm hoping it's fairly easy to take apart, as this seems to be the most logical assembly method at this point. Still perusing though and I'm basically sitting on my front porch waiting for the delivery.

fishbone 11-24-2010 02:48 PM

Subscribed.
I am currently using a Fujitsu Stylistic tablet for datalogging. It is by no means integrated in the car, only comes with me when I need it, but it's very nice to use, MUCH nicer than a laptop.

IMHO, the key is integration. Once that's nailed down, I think there are a lot of tablets to choose from, either iPads or Android-based ones.
MIDnite above is nice. So is the Galaxy Tab.
What sort of OBD2 apps are in the Market?

micmicmotorbike 11-28-2010 11:46 AM

subscribed.
interested in gps, and bluetooth integration. plus a clock would be great.
the jdm avo dual din seems like too much for someone happy with the 09 HK system for music. Although, i loved my pioneer avic in my wrx-bt/nav/ipod in one unit.

MatsuDano 11-28-2010 02:07 PM

Hopefully I'll get the unit in the mail this week. From there my friend Bryan and I will form a plan and execute.

I haven't seen any other OBD2 apps other than torque, but then again I haven't really looked either. I loaded up both that app and the CoPilot navigation on the droid to take it for a test run, but the holiday weekend is not leaving me with much spare time.

Spare some patience for me, friends, as I get my schtuff together.

nemo 12-13-2010 12:10 PM

update?

MatsuDano 12-13-2010 02:42 PM

Sorry Nemo,

Got the unit in the mail, i'm tinkering with it software wise. I'm just being bombarded at work and then I have to head down to see the family for 8 days around christmas time.

So far the navigation software has been promising and wi-fi tethering is also showing hope, but it's a bit more cumbersome. The unit itself is adequate in it's responsiveness. I'll post up a new thread when integration and fabrication begins, but unfortunately that's probably not going to happen until the new year :(

Deadleave 12-14-2010 11:41 AM

Hey Just curious

I know you got the midnight which is rebadged wits a81e+

What navigation software are you using ? I cant seem to get google maps/navagator on it.

Hope to see more,

MatsuDano 12-14-2010 01:54 PM

Running with copilot live for a navigation solution, and so far it run's alright. I only have the North East maps on it so it takes up less space on the SD card. I'm having a bit of trouble with tethering from my droid, but I haven't had a lot of time to play with it either. I'm guessing you have the WITS A81E+ or did you get the Nationite house brand?

Deadleave 12-14-2010 02:22 PM

I got the A81g its same as a81e+ terms of software/firmware

Passed on sammy galaxy, waiting on acer, asus, and maybe the motorola one,..

micmicmotorbike 12-15-2010 10:13 AM

What are you gonna use to power it? Hard wire it to a 12v source like the cig lighter?
and how about sound? 3.5mm aux jack? i guess these wouldn't be so hard to figure out.

But, i was also wondering, will be be able to have our phones, connect to the tablet via bt and use the phone hands free? -would we need some sort of app to do this? or do the andriod tabs do this already? i just wonder if we would need to place a mic somewhere in the car, but is there a mic output on the tablet?

BAC5.2 12-15-2010 09:15 PM

I've been considering picking up a cheap-o tablet from China to try something like this.

Unfortunately, my ideal setup is limited by circumstances beyond my control (lack of hardware availability, mainly).

MatsuDano 12-15-2010 11:18 PM

Quote:

What are you gonna use to power it? Hard wire it to a 12v source like the cig lighter?
and how about sound? 3.5mm aux jack? i guess these wouldn't be so hard to figure out.

But, i was also wondering, will be be able to have our phones, connect to the tablet via bt and use the phone hands free? -would we need some sort of app to do this? or do the andriod tabs do this already? i just wonder if we would need to place a mic somewhere in the car, but is there a mic output on the tablet?
Hit the nail on the head with the power and sound. I'm basically designing a dock that I can mount/unmount the tablet with, while still maintaining a flush clean look. Once I get some more time I'll post some pictures of the design, but as you can tell it's 12am and I'm still working :(

As for phone use, there is no Mic on the tablet so I doubt it supports it on the BT profile. There must be a way to finagle some kind of hands free system though.

Quote:

I've been considering picking up a cheap-o tablet from China to try something like this.

Unfortunately, my ideal setup is limited by circumstances beyond my control (lack of hardware availability, mainly).
Try this tablet! It's cheap pretty cheap. It goes by the Nationite Midnite or the WITS A81+e

BAC5.2 12-15-2010 11:30 PM

Link?

Deadleave 12-15-2010 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BAC5.2 (Post 3203916)
Link?

this

BAC5.2 12-15-2010 11:44 PM

$200 is a little more than I want to spend to "try it out".


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