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  1. besjr69's Avatar
    Attached is a pic if my dash installation in an '05 Cadillac Deville DTS. I previously installed a CarPC. N7 is much better.

    Installation is no harder than an aftermarket radio install. I did have to do some fiberglass work in the stock bezel to make it look as stock as possible. My only issue us that I can't paint match the new bezel. I may wrap it in vinyl to better match dash.

    Bobby

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    Attached Thumbnails Has anyone installed nexus 7 in car dash? / best mounting options-uploadfromtaptalk1354807700326.jpg   Has anyone installed nexus 7 in car dash? / best mounting options-uploadfromtaptalk1354807720107.jpg  
    Eduardo06sp likes this.
    12-06-2012 09:29 AM
  2. etnpnys's Avatar
    I gotta say, I'm psyched for the official dock to be near... I'll be grabbing one and trying to mod it into my dash. Nexus 7 tablet dock from ASUS now official, hitting US Google Play Store? | Pop Herald Technology News
    12-06-2012 09:42 AM
  3. pretext's Avatar
    Attached is a pic if my dash installation in an '05 Cadillac Deville DTS. I previously installed a CarPC. N7 is much better.

    Installation is no harder than an aftermarket radio install. I did have to do some fiberglass work in the stock bezel to make it look as stock as possible. My only issue us that I can't paint match the new bezel. I may wrap it in vinyl to better match dash.

    Bobby

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    Nicely done sir!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    12-06-2012 03:13 PM
  4. bas.androiddev's Avatar
    I was obsessed for a while with mounting my N7 in my car, but my better judgement prevented me from dropping a lot of money on it. I went the super budget route, and I am extremely happy with the results.

    The first thing I did was buy this hard shell case for my N7 from Amazon, it snaps right onto the back of the N7 while leaving the front fully exposed, easy to pop on and off. $5.95
    Next I bought some velcro sticky back tape to attach to my dash then to back of my N7 case, $3.31

    It works great for me, because I wanted to be able to detach it without hassle, and I didnt want to spend a lot of money. I already have some NFC stickers, and I put on one the inside of the N7 case that tweaks my N7 for car mode. Yes I do have two dangling cables (aux audio cable and power cable), but on short trips I dont even bother connecting them, and it looks great. One advantage I had though was a relatively flat surface to mount to, because it just happens to fit perfectly on my make / model of car (2009 Altima), and the velcro strips are near invisible when I don't have the N7 mounted.


    Total cost, approximately $10

    *** Updated with terrible pictures

    1) Pic of N7 next to hard shell case. Notice the sticker mark where I first placed the NFC sticker, but it wasn't near the "sweet spot".

    Has anyone installed nexus 7 in car dash? / best mounting options-imag0535_burst003.jpg


    2) Pic of dashboard with strategically placed velcro

    Has anyone installed nexus 7 in car dash? / best mounting options-imag0536.jpg


    3) N7 in hardshell attached to dash

    Has anyone installed nexus 7 in car dash? / best mounting options-imag0537.jpg

    4) Lame wires!

    Has anyone installed nexus 7 in car dash? / best mounting options-imag0538.jpg
    12-06-2012 04:36 PM
  5. mathelm's Avatar
    There's a nice "Duplicolor Trim Paint" in a spray bomb at Advance that will match it.
    12-07-2012 05:23 AM
  6. CJREX's Avatar
    I was obsessed for a while with mounting my N7 in my car, but my better judgement prevented me from dropping a lot of money on it. I went the super budget route, and I am extremely happy with the results.

    The first thing I did was buy this hard shell case for my N7 from Amazon, it snaps right onto the back of the N7 while leaving the front fully exposed, easy to pop on and off. $5.95
    Next I bought some velcro sticky back tape to attach to my dash then to back of my N7 case, $3.31

    It works great for me, because I wanted to be able to detach it without hassle, and I didnt want to spend a lot of money. I already have some NFC stickers, and I put on one the inside of the N7 case that tweaks my N7 for car mode. Yes I do have two dangling cables (aux audio cable and power cable), but on short trips I dont even bother connecting them, and it looks great. One advantage I had though was a relatively flat surface to mount to, because it just happens to fit perfectly on my make / model of car (2009 Altima), and the velcro strips are near invisible when I don't have the N7 mounted.


    Total cost, approximately $10
    Pics of your install please!
    12-07-2012 07:01 AM
  7. mathelm's Avatar
    Pics of your install please!
    Is "velcro" considered an install?.....
    12-07-2012 08:00 AM
  8. bas.androiddev's Avatar
    Is "velcro" considered an install?.....
    Hehe no, I agree. I hestitated even posting this because it didnt fit with the original posters subject really. I was so interested in doing an in-dash install but just couldnt justify the time and expense so I thought I might share a cheap alternative.
    12-07-2012 08:42 AM
  9. CJREX's Avatar
    Is "velcro" considered an install?.....
    I don't suppose it is.

    It sounded better than "post pics of your velcro attachment" though.

    And the pics explained what I wanted to know.

    Thanks!
    12-07-2012 09:01 AM
  10. tflash's Avatar
    This is the one I'm holding out for.

    Mountek nGroove CD Slot Car Mount #1 Top Rated, Best Seller List

    Notice the note on the bottom.
    7"+ tablets are not compatible with the MT5000, but watch for the nGroove 6000 in early Jan 2013!

    Who uses CDs in the car anymore?
    12-07-2012 03:59 PM
  11. bas.androiddev's Avatar
    This is the one I'm holding out for.
    That is clever, I've not heard of any mount solution that used the cd player as an anchor.
    12-07-2012 04:19 PM
  12. fluxeternal's Avatar
    Pretty neat!
    Only issue I'd have though is that Bluetooth uses lossy data compression which smooshes the sound quality, not to mention breaking up when there's interference on the same frequency band.
    You'd get much better quality hooking up the headphone jack into an amp, and dramatically better quality skipping the average built in DAC in the N7 altogether in favor of an external USB DAC.
    01-17-2013 01:53 PM
  13. etnpnys's Avatar
    Pretty neat!
    Only issue I'd have though is that Bluetooth uses lossy data compression which smooshes the sound quality, not to mention breaking up when there's interference on the same frequency band.
    You'd get much better quality hooking up the headphone jack into an amp, and dramatically better quality skipping the average built in DAC in the N7 altogether in favor of an external USB DAC.
    Bluetooth audio actually sounds really really good on the stock head unit in my 2012 WRX.
    01-17-2013 02:04 PM
  14. OKDeric's Avatar
    Here's my nexus 7 install using the official dock.



    here's the build thread Removable Nexus 7 install in a 2006 F150
    04-20-2013 10:49 AM
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