Yikes! Is this the first iPad kit for the car? Scosche is showing its retailers an iPad kit prototype (see below) that may be ready for the market this summer. Do we need car radios after this? The iPad becomes your center for music (Pandora, satellite radio or your own iPod library) and then there’s GPS (delivered via cellular on the 3G version of the iPad). Kind of mind boggling.
The kit is a double DIN blank chassis that fits where the radio might go. The chassis has a USB slot and an audio in jack. The iPad plugs right in with a special cable from Scosche. Then a mounting plate snaps on the chassis to hold up the iPad. Looks simple.
This is just a prototype at the moment. The kit is not in production. Scosche is gauging dealer interest but could be ready to ship this summer. We guess SoundMan Car Audio would be interested.