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Old 01-29-2013, 05:57 PM
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Ipad Mini or Samsung 7

I want my ipad mini or samsung 7 mounted in my dash of my 335i. Anyone done it?
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:21 PM
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Where in the dash would you want it mounted? there's probably someone out there who's completely modified the oem dashboard in order to fit a small tablet computer in there, but overall, it's not very popular at all due to the integrated nature of all the audio and AC etc controls in the iDrive.

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Old 04-11-2013, 06:35 AM
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I have not done it yet as my 328 has yet to be delivered. I'll be going with a mini as we happen to have one. Dual Bluetooth GPS antenna. Will be used for nav only in my install. My thoughts are buy a RAM holder and mount it to the existing display with a simple slip on, tight fitting, "glove". UPDATE: Sent the RAM back, too big. It's not permanent as I usually use my phone for nav and the mini is just for long trips with voice directions coming from the internal speakers.

Other approaches which may work for you are a cd tray mount either facing up or down. There's a Korean one sold on eBay that I felt had the best approach, forget the name. Or a ProClip, which I did not like as one does not want to take it on and off often.

UPDATE: Tried the USB out from the Camera Connection Kit. On the 3 iPads we have, we get digital music out. For the mini, works with the lightning/31 pin adapter. Do not know how well the controls will interface with the BMW. The BMW dac will likely trounce the iPad's so, if I decide to do music, this is the way I will go and use the mini for control.

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