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    iPad means the end of in-car DVD systems

    Honda wants $2147 for the I-VES (In-vehicle entertainment system) for the Ridgeline pickup truck. It consists of a ~7 inch drop-down display and DVD player, so you can keep the booster-seat crew mesmerized as you drive.

    However, you can buy two 64Gb Apple iPads at $699 each ($829 if you spring for the 3G wireless model). Potential savings: $749 or $489, which isn't pocket change.

    Not only does the iPad come with a ten inch screen for watching movies you downloaded from iTunes, you can also load games on it. Even better, it comes with headphones, so you don't have to listen to the 10th repeat of Scooby Doo "Foul Play in Funland".

    Best of all, since you bought two iPads with the money you saved by not going with Honda's system, there won't be any fights over what to watch. Oh, and the kids can take the iPad with them, making your hotel stay blissful, too

    The car makers had better either arrange a deal with Apple to resell the iPad, or get out of the in-car entertainment business altogether.

    Chip H.
    Last edited by chiph; 04-25-2010 at 09:14 PM.

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