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Inukshuk
04-07-2013, 08:23 AM
anyone have an iPad they want to sell me?

coloradobound
04-07-2013, 10:18 AM
Damn. Friend had one on eBay for a good price. Let me see if it ever sold.

Hulk
04-10-2013, 07:41 PM
Apple is selling some refurb iPads at good prices. They will look like new, function like new, and they come with warranties.

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad

:thumb:

Inukshuk
04-11-2013, 12:23 AM
Apple is selling some refurb iPads at good prices. They will look like new, function like new, and they come with warranties.

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad

:thumb:

Thanks! Any recommendation of the ideal model? I think I want 3G for possible mobile mapping

corsair23
04-11-2013, 12:43 AM
Thanks! Any recommendation of the ideal model? I think I want 3G for possible mobile mapping

IMO If you aren't going to load it up with a bunch of songs, apps, and movies then you can go with the 16GB version. Otherwise, go bigger so you don't have to worry about deleting stuff to make room to add new stuff. We've got just the Wifi version but we're also not into the smart phone and data plans yet :hill:.

Beater
04-11-2013, 07:26 AM
from the peanut gallery:
you WILL need one with a sim card. Period. Wifi is stupid. Your coverage on 3g is no where as good as lte Period. Carriers are putting NO money in 3g spectrum coverage, only LTE. LTE is trans-generational, 3g is not. Unless you have an apple fetish, I would look at a galaxy tab 8.9 or specifically a surface pro if business use at all.

Apple products are way cool, and I am not bashing, but the surface pro is a full fledged pc in your hands. If you're going to be doing more than social media, look to android or surface.

peanut gallery off.

baja1d
04-11-2013, 08:55 AM
Isn't part of the fun getting lost??? With that being said, I'm strongly considering a note pad of some kind in lieu of replacing my stereo- it's almost cheaper. Someone recently posted a cool iPad dash interface video awhile back.

baja1d
04-11-2013, 08:57 AM
Here it is:


I thought this was pretty interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0o1zkqEuec



I bet a handy person could develop a way to recess the factory NAV unit back into the dash an inch or so, then make a flip up mechanism to mount one of these in front of the factory unit. Maybe you don't even have to do that though. You might be able to buy a spare trim ring, and then fiberglass something right onto the top. Not exactly this idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmbh7eAYL8k but that's one approach I guess. About the only thing I would still have to access on the orginal nav, would be the climate control interface, and even then, only once per start or so. If it was easy enough to flip the tablet out of the way, it would be no big deal, and you could still take the tablet inside when you leave the truck. Bam.

smslavin
04-11-2013, 09:51 AM
Thanks! Any recommendation of the ideal model? I think I want 3G for possible mobile mapping

pick up a bad elf for mapping and save yourself the data plan. you won't get 3g coverage everywhere you want to go anyway.

i use the bad elf, combined with the MotionX app, for mapping and it works awesome.

http://bad-elf.com/products/be-gps-1000/
http://gps.motionx.com/ipad/overview/

if you want to take a look at it, let me know. be more than happy to try and meet up and show it to you.

Inukshuk
04-11-2013, 10:10 AM
Now were talking.

John - I'll get with you on those recommendations too. SIM card would be great for my travels.

Beater
04-11-2013, 02:24 PM
fyi - everywhere else in the world, these things are phones (tablets that is)... damn us fcc. anyway - AT&T's multi-device plan is a good deal. (i get nothing for saying this)

Hulk
04-12-2013, 02:24 AM
John can give you good recommendations about other brands of tablets. I can only talk iPad. I have had mine for 2 years (iPad 2): 64 GB with 3G on Verizon. It works really well, and I use the 3G all over the place. It is so awesome when traveling that I don't know how we lived without it. Mapping is great. Email in the middle of nowhere is great. Finding restaurants off-the-beaten-path in small towns is great (yeah, you can use Yelp on your smart phone, but having a bigger screen makes this enjoyable).

The 3G works great right now. If LTE is essential, I think you can get it with a new iPad 4.

smslavin
04-12-2013, 09:24 AM
the surface pro is a full fledged pc in your hands.

i've been doing a bunch of work with microsoft the past few months and they gave me a surface for some development work. while it is a full pc, i am not impressed with the hardware. i don't think it would last very long in an offroad environment bouncing around inside a truck.

once you get passed some of the quirks of win8, it isn't a bad OS.