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    I think sometime last week...the subject of using your iPad as a GPS device (iPad 3G) was brought up...and one of the issues was how to hold or mount it.

    Here's an iPad car mounting device:

    Apple iPad Compatible Car Stand Holder

    ...I'm not sure how well it would work (suction cups). I certainly don't think I would want it mounted on the windshield...considering the size of the iPad.

    But with one device out there ...there certainly will be more products to follow (some better, some not).

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    Hello,

    If one is interested in a good iPad Car Mount, consider RAM-Mount. RAM-Mount makes different types of mounts for various electronic devices for many vehicle types. Their mounts are used by many in the Public Safety field.

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    I was the one who brought up using the iPad for GPS, but was only marginally serious about the mount, figuring I would lay it on the passengers seat when alone, and let my wife attend to it when not.
    Having said all that, this looks worth trying.

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    I have to say honestly this sounds like a bad idea, at least to me. The temptation to spend too much time looking at it would be too great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    I have to say honestly this sounds like a bad idea, at least to me. The temptation to spend too much time looking at it would be too great.
    Yup.

    When a buddy of mine got a hybrid, the dealer told him not to have the nav/computer display running the fuel efficiency graph program because he would watch that instead of driving. He told him to turn the display off.

    I did use the maps this weekend on a road trip to SC from DC, in and around SC, and back to DC. As a co-pilot with the maps and GPS, it was great. As a driver getting to a key intersection, it is a distraction. Nevertheless, when you have the map on and get current location enabled and your little blue ball is on the roads, the iPad did stay on and did not go into sleep mode as per my "sleep fast" settings. It was pretty nifty and a very useful function.

    The 3G coverage up and down I-95 is pretty good, too.


    Now if only the iPad had an Austrailian voice like my folks' GPS does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vroomer View Post
    Yup.
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    Now if only the iPad had an Austrailian voice like my folks' GPS does.

    Yep, us Americans are a sucker for that accent aren't we.
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    I definetely agree with the potential for distraction, but that is what makes the audible turn-by-turn instructions so valuable. I don't see it ultimately as being a bigger problem than someone trying to navigate using a city map or craneing their neck in all directions trying to see if they just passed their turn.

    Regardless, that is why I prefer the alternative of letting my wife hold the iPad and acting as navigator leaving me totally free to watch the road.

    The velcro idea might work though. With velcro tape I could support it off the back of the sunscreen (just kidding).

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    I think that we are well beyond the point of having too many distractions while driving:

    - cell phones
    - texting while driving
    - car in dash displays of all sorts
    - GPS devices
    - putting on makeup
    - reading while driving
    - eating while driving
    - shaving while driving
    - picking your nose

    ...do I need to go on! The driver needs to be responsible...pull over when necessary to use all of the toys...or hopefully have a passenger that can do it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    I think that we are well beyond the point of having too many distractions while driving:

    - cell phones
    - texting while driving
    - car in dash displays of all sorts
    - GPS devices
    - putting on makeup
    - reading while driving
    - eating while driving
    - shaving while driving
    - picking your nose

    ...do I need to go on! The driver needs to be responsible...pull over when necessary to use all of the toys...or hopefully have a passenger that can do it for you.

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    You forget that the passenger is also a distraction. >_>"
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    Hey, nose picking while driving is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    You forget that the passenger is also a distraction. >_>"
    Especially if they are picking their nose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    Hey, nose picking while driving is awesome!
    Driving + Nose Picking = Dual Processing.

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    Just as long as you don't get into quad processing mode and pick your passenger's nose too!

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