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Solution to Alpine problem!

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by rcs1000, May 20, 2011.

  1. rcs1000

    rcs1000 New Member

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    OK: I exaggerated in the title, but I have (sorta) solved the problem of the naff Alpine head unit.

    I have installed (with blutack), a Samsung Galaxy Tab in-front of the standard unit, hiding it. I linked it with the Alpine using Bluetooth. The Galaxy Tab is almost exactly the same size as the Alpine, and I've hidden the charging wire reasonably well.

    Now, whatever the Galaxy Tab plays comes out the Tesla speakers. And the Android navigation is so much better than the Alpine unit.

    That said, there are some disadvantages:
    (1) no reverse camera (as it's hidden) - no big deal, really
    (2) radio is streamed over 3G (actually an advantage, 'cause the Alpine has terrible reception)

    I will post pctures...
     
  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Looking forward to photos. See also this.
     
  3. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    And cost a lot more than a way more functional hand held device.
     
  4. Jaff

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    Sounds interesting but I would not be willing to lose the back up camera.
     
  5. Dragon

    Dragon Lightning Green Fairytale

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    Maybe you could do a modification with hinges, so you can flip the Galaxy Tab up to reveal the Alpine unit.
     
  6. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Here's something:
    Pioneer AppRadio: Imagine Your Entire Car Stereo System, Powered By a Smartphone - Gizmodo
     
  7. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Now that is an exciting development.
    Now it is up to the app developers to integrate the APIs...
     
  8. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Once they integrate the API with "Angry Birds" it will be the "killer app"! :redface:
     

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