Tablet Mounting Options - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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Hi guys.

Has anyone mounted tablets yet in these trucks? Trying to figure something out for my iPad Mini2 that I use for off-road GPS. There are some windshield mounts but they are very bulky. Seeing if anyone else has come up with something rugged enough for offroad.
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I've been wanting to do the same but was hoping someone else would figure out how to just have it display on the dash display.

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The linked device will allow to to display your iPad on the in-dash display. You won't have touch control of the iPad, just the video out from it.

https://www.gm-navigation.com/shop/2...tware-service/
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I have seen a few devices for smartphone mirrorring:

Navtool: CHEVROLET COLORADO 2015-2017 NAVIGATION VIDEO INTERFACE with BUILT-IN HD SMARTPHONE MIRRORING via HDMI

Naviks: Naviks Wireless Smartphone Mirror Interface (HDMI Out Only) (Android, iPhone Compatible) (Youtube) (iOS 10 Compatible)

and the above mentioned MVI: https://www.gm-navigation.com/shop/v...nput-module-2/

I'm leaning toward the Naviks due to cost and wireless ability, so I can mirror Torque on the screen, but I really appreciate the MVI long press interface setup.

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Scorche magnet mount works pretty well. Plus it doesn't block any of my needed items.

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Does the Naviks require the video interface that is $399 for the $120 wireless adapter to work?
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Hi guys.

Has anyone mounted tablets yet in these trucks? Trying to figure something out for my iPad Mini2 that I use for off-road GPS. There are some windshield mounts but they are very bulky. Seeing if anyone else has come up with something rugged enough for offroad.
Mind you, I'm a complete and utter MO-ron when it comes to technology, but I'm gonna ask[what could be a stupid question] anyway:
Couldn't you just use Car Play to mirror your nav app on the info-t screen?

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Mind you, I'm a complete and utter MO-ron when it comes to technology, but I'm gonna ask[what could be a stupid question] anyway:
Couldn't you just use Car Play to mirror your nav app on the info-t screen?
My iPhone won't display Google maps which has my offline maps.

My Samsung tablet which I'd prefer to use won't display anything.

I'm guessing the mini iPad is the same as the phone where it won't display other map programs.

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Mind you, I'm a complete and utter MO-ron when it comes to technology, but I'm gonna ask[what could be a stupid question] anyway:

Couldn't you just use Car Play to mirror your nav app on the info-t screen?


Mac is correct. I'm using LeadNav and it does not support CarPlay. And also, I have a 2015 which does not offer it.

Also, I am not sure if it supports IPads or only iPhones.
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I have seen a few devices for smartphone mirrorring:



Navtool: CHEVROLET COLORADO 2015-2017 NAVIGATION VIDEO INTERFACE with BUILT-IN HD SMARTPHONE MIRRORING via HDMI



Naviks: Naviks Wireless Smartphone Mirror Interface (HDMI Out Only) (Android, iPhone Compatible) (Youtube) (iOS 10 Compatible)



and the above mentioned MVI: https://www.gm-navigation.com/shop/v...nput-module-2/



I'm leaning toward the Naviks due to cost and wireless ability, so I can mirror Torque on the screen, but I really appreciate the MVI long press interface setup.


Thanks for these! They all seem awesome and would work perfect. However I can't justify the $500 to mirror. Maybe If I ever start racing the truck that would be a cool feature so that the driver and the co driver could see the same thing.

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Mind you, I'm a complete and utter MO-ron when it comes to technology, but I'm gonna ask[what could be a stupid question] anyway:
Couldn't you just use Car Play to mirror your nav app on the info-t screen?
The 2015 models don't have Car Play.

This is one of about 2-3 reasons why I wish I could justify upgrading to a 2017 or 2018 model. Not going to happen that soon though, just to get an 8-speed transmission, a built in trailer brake controller, and Car Play.
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Search Amazon for "arkon goose neck".

They have very cool looking articulating mounts with solid device holders. The nice ones mount via one of the seat frame bolts on the floor.

I'm very curious about trying one for my cell phone. I hesitate because:
- Not sure if it would be in the way of my legs if I mount it on the drivers side next to the center console/tunnel
- Not sure if it would be in the way of any front seat passengers if mounted on the passenger side
- Not sure if it will put the phone up high enough for where I want it. I'd prefer it closer to windshield/stock radio height to avoid the distraction of looking down at it vs. it being closer to eye height.

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The thing about Android Auto (and I'm assuming CarPlay) is that it's not a 1:1 display of what's on your phone. It's merely an ultrasimplified phone interface.

You can only use Android Auto apps, not the entire app catalog of your phone, so it's a hell of a lot more limited than the dealer or anyone else will make it sound. If you use things like Torque, MyTracks, ArcCollector, Fuelly, WIFI Analyzer, they're not ported to the AA interface.

Android Auto is limited to things like audio apps, like Spotify/Pandora, podcasts, audiobooks, radio scanners or chat apps like Skype (why?), Kik, WhatsApp, Hangouts, etc. True utility apps aren't available. There is a native mapping interface, for folks that don't have Nav, that might be an attractive option. I think it's most attractive feature is that it reliably connects whenever my phone enters the truck, and I can use the steering wheel audio controls to start the music without ever touching the phone or even taking it out of my pocket.

Honestly, if I had a 2015 without AA/CarPlay, I'd absolutely go for the smartphone mirror over the infotainment upgrade. I'm really missing Torque and Waze, so the mirror interface is definitely on my list.

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Check out pro clip USA, I have their iPhone 7 mount and it works great no movement over dirt roads. Have them in 3 cars and all great mounts. I think the only thing that isn't great is that the own for our truck covers 1/2 of the middle AC/heat vents. They have good pictures on the website.


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Check out pro clip USA, I have their iPhone 7 mount and it works great no movement over dirt roads. Have them in 3 cars and all great mounts. I think the only thing that isn't great is that the own for our truck covers 1/2 of the middle AC/heat vents. They have good pictures on the website.


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Will it work with an IPad?? Much larger and heavier than the iPhone.

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If you're definitely wanting a solid mount, the Ram tablet mounts are probably what you're looking for.

Tablet Mount Wizard | RAM Mounts
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Will it work with an IPad?? Much larger and heavier than the iPhone.


http://www.proclipusa.com/tablet-hol...pad-air-2.cmsv



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