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wayoflife
11-05-2016, 01:49 AM
As silly as it may seem to some, this cool little iPad Mini Jeep JK Wrangler Dash kit was one of the coolest things I've seen at the 2016 SEMA show. It clips in place with ease, is easily removed and with an MSRP of $99, it's cheap as well.

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WJCO
11-05-2016, 01:51 AM
Just showed the wife. I think we're going to get one.

Napalm
11-05-2016, 02:47 AM
Just showed the wife. I think we're going to get one.

It will definitely be pink!!


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WJCO
11-05-2016, 02:48 AM
It will definitely be pink!!


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Lol.I hope not.

MTG
11-05-2016, 03:04 AM
I like this. Just checked website and nothing. Hopefully they make it for iPad mini.

NecessaryEvil
11-05-2016, 03:06 AM
That is actually very cool and I will probably buy one.


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OverlanderJK
11-05-2016, 05:42 AM
Might have to pick one up.


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mattfl
11-05-2016, 12:59 PM
So, easy enough to mount the ipad, how are you guys thinking it's going to wire into the stereo system though?

mattfl
11-05-2016, 01:00 PM
I like this. Just checked website and nothing. Hopefully they make it for iPad mini.

That is an ipad mini.

aadamson
11-05-2016, 02:01 PM
So, easy enough to mount the ipad, how are you guys thinking it's going to wire into the stereo system though?

BlueTooth!

wayoflife
11-05-2016, 03:00 PM
BlueTooth!

Yup ^^^^^^^ :yup:

highoctane
11-05-2016, 03:16 PM
That is pretty cool. Would be great for offroad navigation with a bluetooth GPS antenna.


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ttfhell
11-05-2016, 05:18 PM
Hmmmm. I like it.


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Tylersilverjku
11-05-2016, 09:44 PM
Mhmmm I wonder if they make something that fits the 07-11? I believe they changed the dash on 12+


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Pthorpe84
11-05-2016, 10:18 PM
We're their provisions for a charger? Or is it battery only?


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Brute
11-05-2016, 10:50 PM
We're their provisions for a charger? Or is it battery only?


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It's only a holder for the iPad mini...it's a great idea

kyle521
11-08-2016, 02:38 AM
they need to make one for 07-10

bthomas
11-08-2016, 04:13 AM
That is a pretty cool set up! I use my mini pretty often for gps, that looks like it might be real handy.


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cartertripp
11-08-2016, 06:15 AM
Wow that looks amazing. Finally an iPad solution that is worth it for the money.


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zimm
12-15-2016, 11:47 PM
How would you use the iPad mini in a daily driver, with a 430N behind it? Do you just use the steering wheel controls for audio, and rely on the iPad for bluetooth or nav? I listen only to siriusXM on the 430. I have an iPad mini, just curious how I would utilize it. It doesn't have cellular, so it would need a plug in GPS too.

jms632
12-27-2016, 12:03 AM
Anyone have any info on the release date of this? I just got an iPad mini with cellular data and this would be the perfect solution for me


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Jroeling
12-27-2016, 01:02 AM
I called and was told they should be out in February


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highoctane
12-27-2016, 01:50 AM
Awesome! I might have to pick one of these up when they get released.


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jms632
02-01-2017, 05:00 PM
Just ordered this today. Dealer said it should ship on feb 10th so we shall see. It was $139.99 though not sure where the $99 price tag went.


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hinrichs
02-01-2017, 05:13 PM
Where did you order it from? Totally forgot about this and now I kinda want one since I finally have a new ipad mini.

jms632
02-01-2017, 05:35 PM
If you go to their website you can find a local dealer close to you to order it from. I don't want to post the the company as they are not a vendor of this forum. Carrichs is really losing out on sales by not offering their products directly to consumers. The dealer network they have is just small outfits. Took me forever to track a dealer down close to me that actually knew what I was talking about. Someone here should apply for a dealer agreement with them. They could corner the market easily on this product by simply offering it for purchase online. Anyways it may be junk and not worth it but I'm sure hopeing it turns out good. I'll do a comprehensive review once it arrives.


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AllAmericanInfidel
02-01-2017, 08:09 PM
I forgot about this too. Since we already have an IPad mini this would be a great solution for BOHICA. Going to have to check it out today and see if there are any dealers near me.


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tippedover
02-01-2017, 09:45 PM
This looks sweet! Has anyone tried it out or have experience with the iPad mini on the dash?
I ask cause I wonder can u still listen to Sat radio and normal radio, like control the stations throu the mini. I understand the Bluetooth hook up and ik they sell a adapter that u can hook in to the back of the stereo but what about all the little things


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AllAmericanInfidel
02-02-2017, 02:10 AM
This looks sweet! Has anyone tried it out or have experience with the iPad mini on the dash?
I ask cause I wonder can u still listen to Sat radio and normal radio, like control the stations throu the mini. I understand the Bluetooth hook up and ik they sell a adapter that u can hook in to the back of the stereo but what about all the little things


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I miss satellite radio! I have it, but it doesn't work here in the island. [emoji267]


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jms632
02-02-2017, 02:34 AM
This looks sweet! Has anyone tried it out or have experience with the iPad mini on the dash?
I ask cause I wonder can u still listen to Sat radio and normal radio, like control the stations throu the mini. I understand the Bluetooth hook up and ik they sell a adapter that u can hook in to the back of the stereo but what about all the little things


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Technically you still have all the normal radio functions satellite fm and even cd however the iPad will cover the factory stereo so u will either have to remove the iPad to gain access to the controls or use your steering wheel controls which is what I plan to do. I listen to my iPhone via Bluetooth 99% of the time so I just plan on streaming my Apple Music from my iPad and use the steering wheel controls to increase volume and change tracks and play and pause. You can control the source via the steering wheel controls so technically you can accomplish everything from the steering wheel. Now you could download the xm radio app on the iPad and stream satellite music via cellular data which I know is redundant but at least you would have the song information displayed on the iPad and it will work in heavily wooded areas without interruptions.


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jms632
02-16-2017, 10:07 PM
244445

Came in today. Initial impressions aren't so great but we shall see. Review to come


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AllAmericanInfidel
02-17-2017, 08:14 AM
244445

Came in today. Initial impressions aren't so great but we shall see. Review to come


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Sorry to hear that, but I look forward to your overall thoughts on it!


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rogerk93
02-17-2017, 11:09 AM
Post up some pics and what you think of it I want to install this on my jeep.


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jms632
02-18-2017, 05:50 AM
https://youtu.be/BW1d2iLA_PE

Here's the box opening and install video I did. So far I'm happy with it. Not a lot of work or money and the look is decent and having the iPad as a head unit is awesome.

Warebear
02-18-2017, 06:09 AM
Saw one installed on a '15 JK. It looked so bad ass. I'm definitely into trying to do this.


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WJCO
02-18-2017, 02:09 PM
https://youtu.be/BW1d2iLA_PE

Here's the box opening and install video I did. So far I'm happy with it. Not a lot of work or money and the look is decent and having the iPad as a head unit is awesome.

Sure does look clean. Thanks for sharing.

72blubyu
02-19-2017, 03:17 AM
Ordered it directly from them yesterday, tracking says I will have it Tuesday.


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jms632
02-19-2017, 03:37 AM
What the heck... wish I would've gotten hold of that salesman. Best someone could do for me is look up the closest dealer to my zip code [emoji36]


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zimm
02-19-2017, 01:40 PM
I have a non-cellular capable iPad mini. I guess I'm struggling to figure out what I would run on the display? I mean it would work for streaming music loaded on the iPad. But no pandora or spotify. Maps won't work without a data plan. Are you bluetooth all audio to the factory headunit, or is the usb plugged in?

highoctane
02-19-2017, 01:42 PM
I have a non-cellular capable iPad mini. I guess I'm struggling to figure out what I would run on the display? I mean it would work for streaming music loaded on the iPad. But no pandora or spotify. Maps won't work without a data plan. Are you bluetooth all audio to the factory headunit, or is the usb plugged in?

I plan on getting one and using my iPad Mini that has wifi and bluetooth only by tethering it to my iPhone for LTE data. There are some offline maps you can download as well.



https://youtu.be/BW1d2iLA_PE

Here's the box opening and install video I did. So far I'm happy with it. Not a lot of work or money and the look is decent and having the iPad as a head unit is awesome.

Looks like it'll work fine for what I want. I did see that Carrich now has it on their website with the option to buy it directly from them. It does list for $139.99 so they definitely missed that $90 target.

https://www.carrichs.com/product/tdk616/

jms632
02-19-2017, 03:45 PM
I plan on getting one and using my iPad Mini that has wifi and bluetooth only by tethering it to my iPhone for LTE data. There are some offline maps you can download as well.


One thing to consider is the wifi only version of the iPad mini doesn't have a GPS receiver. It can moderately tell your position when connected to the internet but not very accurately. My app navigon lets you download maps of the entire country offline so no need to be connected to the internet for mapping but unless you have the cellular model it won't track your location. They do make Bluetooth gps modules that will do the job but that's just one more additional device to have to figure out where to mount and keep charged or powered.




Looks like it'll work fine for what I want. I did see that Carrich now has it on their website with the option to buy it directly from them. It does list for $139.99 so they definitely missed that $90 target.

https://www.carrichs.com/product/tdk616/

Glad to see them offering it directly to consumers. Wish they would have told me they were planning that all along instead of sending me on a wild goose chase. Anyways I'm happy with it and would def buy again even at the higher price point.


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jms632
02-19-2017, 03:46 PM
One thing to consider is the wifi only version of the iPad mini doesn't have a GPS receiver. It can moderately tell your position when connected to the internet but not very accurately. My app navigon lets you download maps of the entire country offline so no need to be connected to the internet for mapping but unless you have the cellular model it won't track your location. They do make Bluetooth gps modules that will do the job but that's just one more additional device to have to figure out where to mount and keep charged or powered.


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2011jk
02-19-2017, 03:58 PM
Wonder which Android unit could fit?

highoctane
02-19-2017, 04:00 PM
One thing to consider is the wifi only version of the iPad mini doesn't have a GPS receiver. It can moderately tell your position when connected to the internet but not very accurately. My app navigon lets you download maps of the entire country offline so no need to be connected to the internet for mapping but unless you have the cellular model it won't track your location. They do make Bluetooth gps modules that will do the job but that's just one more additional device to have to figure out where to mount and keep charged or powered.


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This is correct. I have a bluetooth GPS antenna that I use on my ipad to give Fore Flight an accurate location when flying. Also works for maps and other apps that use location data.

Rampart22
03-09-2017, 06:39 AM
Do they make a Tj model?


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