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Old 03-16-2011, 12:20 AM   #1
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iPad 2 + Smartcover mod

So I came up with a idea to put my new iPad in my Camaro today. With the first iPad it was extremely hard to figure out where to place it. Well... With the second iPad you are able to get what Apple calls a "smartcover". If you do not know what it is.. It's pretty cool. It's a cover made entirely of magnets and leather. This all happened by accident (just like other great inventions/mods in history). I placed the iPad by the radio and the smart cover on the dash. When I let go, it didn't fall. The magnets on the Smartcover are strong enough to where it holds onto the dash (even during strong turns!). I am very impressed with this. No need to buy a stupid mounting kit. All you have to do is get the Smartcover with the new iPad 2. Let me know what you think
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:29 AM   #2
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SWEET!! The same color combo I would get!
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:29 AM   #3
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:21 AM   #4
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LOL, god forbid you set it on top of a laptop or the other way around
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:00 PM   #5
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i like it..im worried...will that mess up anything in the radio in the dash? smart electronic people?
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:05 PM   #6
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Awesome. Don't Mess With the Zohan!
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:07 PM   #7
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Sweet - another reason to upgrade to iPad 2...
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:09 PM   #8
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im confused what is metal on the dash that the magnets stick to?
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:11 PM   #9
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im confused what is metal on the dash that the magnets stick to?
I'm guessing the center speaker grille.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:25 PM   #10
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I am assuming these are natural mags in this case right? so it is attaching to the body and frame of the PDIM and the only thing you are affecting is the OEM radio screen and quality of sound your stock stereo puts out, and thats only if the wire shielding is cheap. I would assume GM didn't twist all speaker wires behind the dash.

conclusion: Nothing really, its a good idea
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:55 PM   #11
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I can't be sure where the magnets are attaching to on the dash, but the audio quality is the same and nothing hasn't blown up yet. I'll take a picture of where it is exactly on the dash for others to get a better idea of how it is being attached to the dash.
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:01 PM   #12
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:11 PM   #13
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That's an epic discovery. Do you have anything behind the iPad to prevent scratching to the factory display? Does the iPad 2 connect via Bluetooth?
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:15 PM   #14
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That's an epic discovery. Do you have anything behind the iPad to prevent scratching to the factory display? Does the iPad 2 connect via Bluetooth?
Nothing is behind it. I will be getting a Invisashield placed on the back next week to prevent scratching on both the iPad and the screen on the radio. The center speaker is what is allowing the magnet to stay in place. I finally found something useful with that center evil speaker!

I will try bluetooth later and see how it works. USB does not work at this time.
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:54 PM   #15
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Here is a better picture at a heightened view
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:33 PM   #16
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Those tiny magnets are not going to affect anything. You need a very very very very strong magnet to affect any of the electronics, speakers, or other equipment in your car.

Its almost like the same myth that a magnet near your hard drive will destroy it, or dont use a magnetic screw driver near a computer.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:35 PM   #17
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I'm waiting for the IPad 3
I heard there is going to be a app for the Ipad 3, that you will be able to drive around your Camaro like a RC car
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i think that will be ipad 27.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:49 AM   #19
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Is the cover red or orange??
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:15 AM   #20
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I wonder if it would work if you got a magnet strip from say Home Depot and used that. At least that way you wouldnt have the cover like that. Also I'm trying to get the 32gb WiFi one and its been a pain. I may just have to wait til demand slows down a bit or production begins to meet it. It would def be a nice entertainment piece for the car.
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I saw where Garmin had an new iPhone app that cost like $35. I was it on my brother-n-law's iPhone and it looked and perfromed exactly like my stand alone Garmin.

I'm assuming you could put that on your iPad and then you would have an aswesome Nav System.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:55 AM   #22
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Is the cover red or orange??
It's the Product Red SmartCover

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I wonder if it would work if you got a magnet strip from say Home Depot and used that. At least that way you wouldnt have the cover like that. Also I'm trying to get the 32gb WiFi one and its been a pain. I may just have to wait til demand slows down a bit or production begins to meet it. It would def be a nice entertainment piece for the car.
Depends if you are looking at Apple Store's for iPad's or other retailers like Best Buy. Apple Stores are getting a good amount of shipments, but they sell out quickly. Call them around 9 am everyday and they will tell you what they have. Just a friendly insider tip

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I saw where Garmin had an new iPhone app that cost like $35. I was it on my brother-n-law's iPhone and it looked and perfromed exactly like my stand alone Garmin.
I'm assuming you could put that on your iPad and then you would have an aswesome Nav System.
I was thinking about doing that with the TOMTOM. I may have to try that out today. I'll get back to you on how it does
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Old 03-19-2011, 12:22 PM   #23
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I hate everything Apple, but that would be pretty cool to do with an Android Tablet! Looks pretty cool though!
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:05 PM   #24
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I think I'm gonna go iPad shopping today. This totally helps.

Thanks for the share and .
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:38 PM   #25
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DUDE, i just got my ipad 2 a couple days ago and did the EXACT same thing with my smart cover. I'm thinking about building a bracket to hold it more officially, but this will do for now


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