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Rear seats Model X Entertainment systems

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Cinematechs, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Cinematechs

    Cinematechs Member

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    My last 3 SUVs had rear entertainment systems for my Kids. I was a little disappointed when placing my X order that there weren't any options available. So, I decided to custom retrofit my X with products I've used in my home automation company. I installed two new 9.7 iPads with special cases that dock magnetically onto an inductive charging dock. Take a look!
     

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  2. BigMskiman

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    Sweet setup. Catalog or custom docks?
     
  3. Cinematechs

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    Thanks, The instal was custom, as far as the hardware, I'm an authorized dealer and can resell them to anyone.
     
  4. Dr Doom

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    how does the ipad stay on the seat? Did they drill a dock onto the back? thanks!
     
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  5. Cinematechs

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    Yes, I had to cut an opening for the mounts' electronics. I also had to use bolts to keep them in place. I did contact Tesla prior to my experiment and found out that the seat backs are only $130 to replace if I wanted to remove the system down the road.
     
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  6. cstromme

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    Are the iPads locked in place, or just attached with magnets?
     
  7. Cinematechs

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    the iPads have a sleeve/case on them. the dock magnetically and can be pulled off or docked easily. they can also turn vertically or horizontally with ease.
     
  8. Jays200

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    It looks good but...

    Kids and screen time in cars are like adults driving using their mobile (cell) phone. Sleep, look out the window, talk to a human or play "eye spy".

    BTW, gonna stick to the new matte seat backs?
     
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  9. X Fan

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    Nice setup....wish my kids were younger to replicate....
    btw: have multiple rows of your screen name seats in my theater plus 3 in my office upstairs....they’re fantastic.
     
  10. Cinematechs

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    Your seats are made by CinemaTech in Texas. My company is Cinematechs in Florida. We both opened the same year without knowing the other existed. They manufacture seats, we automate homes, yachts and commercial businesses. We do carry their line and believe in the quality of their products. Enjoy!
     
  11. cstromme

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    Honestly that sounds incredibly dangerous. If you crash those things are going to go flying straight towards their faces.
     
  12. MiddKid

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    I'm not surprised that Tesla isn't offering a built in option being that kids want to hold and use their own device. We had screens on our old SUV and it was virtually never used. Kids always preferred their own devices with their apps, games, and shows. Our last vehicle purchase we refused the option despite having 3 young kids.

    I guess an exception would be if you didn't have those devices with you but we only allowed screen time on road trips. Not around town.
     
  13. Cinematechs

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    you'd have to be standing still while getting rear ended by a semi for those to fly towards their face. You'd also have to remove any unsecured opjects in the cabin.
     
  14. Cinematechs

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    since these are docked iPads, the kids can dock them or pull them off at will. The best part is that it charges the iPads while docked. It's the only way I can get them to charge anything!
     
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  15. justinnx

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    Can you PM me on if you can help me do this to my Model X?
     
  16. awillys

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    Hi,
    i'd like to get this too for my car.
    still possible?

    best
     

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