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#16 jeebowhite

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:56 PM

I saw a UK seller of these, you can buy the brodit for about £30 and then the installation kit (priced on my CMAX) was about £15.

 

Not a bad investment for permenent and regular use, I just dont think I would use it enough to justify



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:58 AM

right guys, a bit of an update. i have looking at lots of android tablets and the 7" tab does seem the better option but it wont fit into the dash compartment which is a pain in the butt.

 

the only way around this is to remove it everytime you leave the car. as the wires etc are hidden away its not an issue unless you forge to remove it and it gets nicked. 5" screens would probably fit but trying to find one that has GPS/Bluetooth/Wifi is probably gonna be hard to find as most tabs are 7-10" sizes.

 

i still need a cheap lid off ebay so keep your eyes peeled



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:00 PM

Sal go for a cheap Chinese android phone , they don't need a sim card in to work , and have all the needed connections , and if your happy to loose a little of the screen then stick it in the pod , i have measured mine and it will take a 6" screen , although i only get depth of 1.5 inches , but thats all i want anyway for the Torque Pro app.

Then use a bluetooth elm327



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:43 PM

Hi Paul,

 

got myself a dash lid/unit and already have the ELM BT kit too. I have seen that Phones 4 U sell cheap tabs online so need to pop into a shop to see what they are like, mind you my phone contract is up in a few months and free Samsung Galaxy Tabs are on offer so might get one of these. Gonna have to be patient as i have a few things on at present...



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:52 PM

Hi Sal i went and had a look at a Tab2 7" , great device , but to large , it's a pity they did not reduce the outside bevel edge as this adds over an inch to width and lengh.

O looked also at a load of Tablets in Maplins , and the cheap versions don't have bluetooth , although i see there is a Wifi Elm327 available



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:44 PM

How about this option for mounting a tablet?-

 

http://www.brodit.co...Focus&year=2007



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:09 PM

I would not recommend a cheap chinese branded tab if you intend to use the GPS feature for sat nav etc. although these tabs are very very functional... a little slower than top brands like samsung and google of course but they are very functional... they do lack GPS antenna power and you may find your self waiting a very very long time to get GPS lock, that will result in a waste of your time.

 

Truthfully this is what most chinese branded devices lack, the brute power, in GPS form... forget it, speaking from experience.

 

Go for something like a samsung or google tab these will not disappoint on GPS/3g/4g/bluetooth power.

 

If you do go for a chinese branded thing lol... then check this out... http://www.amazon.co...ords=star n9770

 

Copy of samsung galaxy note 2, i have one, used it as a cheap replacement phone for a while... it worked great, gps is power is poor but it will fit

 

As for power you can always hardwire it to the car



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