A $1,500 dual “tablet” back seat video system will ship next Tuesday by SmartLogic by Vizualogic.
It offers two headrests, each with a U.S.-made removable Android tablet with WiFi and a 7-inch screen.
After 6 to 8 months, if the customer wants more processing power or other updates, he can ship the tablet back to the Vizualogic plant in California for an upgrade at a minimal fee, said Vizualogic.
The tablets can store and play videos, apps and games, and when used with a portable WiFi hotspot, they let passengers use email, Facebook, Twitter and other apps.
Additionally, Vizualogic is selling extra headrest shells (without the tablet) so if you have a second car, the tablets may be used in that car too.
The tablets run Android 4.1 off a 1GHz processor with 4GB of storage upgradable to 32GB with a microSD card. They each have a front-facing camera and built in FM modulator for playing audio through the car’s sound system. Two wireless headphones are included as well as cases for the tablets.
When docked the tablets charge in the headrest, and you get up to 5 hours of use on a charge.
Apps may be downloaded from the Amazon App Store (which comes preloaded).
An upgrade version of the tablets will include an HDMI port.
Audiovox has also announced a tablet headrest system which has not yet shipped.