Many of the customers who come to Prestige Car Audio & Marine own Apple iPads. Integrating an iPad or similar tablet computer with your vehicle as a source unit is an excellent way to have access to all your media and information. Let’s look at some of the benefits.
Getting sound from your iPad to your audio system is quick and easy if your vehicle has Bluetooth audio streaming. If you do not have Bluetooth, we may be able to add it to your factory radio, or replace the radio with a unit that does. Many advanced Bluetooth-equipped source units have the ability to change tracks and pause music playback. Adding a high-current (2.1 amp) USB port to keep your iPad charged and ready to go once you arrive at your destination is also an option.
When you imagine an iPad in your vehicle, you may see it sitting on the passenger seat. Imagine your iPad as a part of your car or truck. We can create a dedicated pod for your iPad, or mold it into your dash. Even if you do not think there is room for an iPad in your dash, come and talk to us first. In many cases, it is possible to rearrange heater controls or repurpose storage pockets. Whatever you choose, we will make it easy to use and looking like it came from the factory that way.
Information And Entertainment
Having an iPad in your dash gives you access to much more than just music. Google Maps, Apple Maps or Waze all provide easy-to-use turn-by-turn navigation. You never have to pay for a map upgrade with any of these applications. You can ask Siri to read your most recent text messages to you and reply without ever taking your eyes off the road. Siri can even launch an application or pick music for you – just ask her to “launch Google Maps” or “Play me ‘The Shade’ by Metric.”
Intuitive And Fast
A fundamentally important feature of the iPad is its speed. The built-in processor is several times more powerful than any aftermarket head unit. Apple has spent decades on developing an easy-to-use and intuitive interface that makes getting the information you want quick and easy. You can even rearrange your application icons to make them easier to access than ever. With an iPad, you have complete control.
Integrating an iPad Into Your Dash May Cost Less Than You Think
If you already have an iPad or iPad Mini, the cost of even the most elaborate installation is less than you think. An aftermarket DVD Navigation receiver plus all the mounting adapters and harnesses is a viable alternative, but leaves you trapped with their navigation platform and music playback compatibility, and no feature upgradability.
We invite you to drop by Prestige Car Audio & Marine to discuss installing an iPad in your vehicle today. We can take a look at your vehicle and determine the best way to make your iPad the heart of your entertainment system. Contact us here for more information about any of our products or services.