Today I finally finished version 1.0 of MoNexus, my car-mounted Nexus 7

A 32gb 3G/HSPA Nexus 7 loaded up with music, +Google Maps  navigation and Route 66 for offline backup. TuneIn Radio Pro takes care of streaming radio and off course I've got Google Now running as well, for easy navigation to my next appointment. Contacts are synced so I can easily navigate to friends and family without having to manually enter their addresses. The mount is from Brodit, so it is rock solid and tailor made for my car.

Tasker takes care of all my automation needs: wake up the N7 when the power comes on and turn on BT, turn up the music and turn down the notifications, keep the screen on etc. Version 1.1 will add NFC tags to the Brodit mount so the N7 knows if it's in the car or on my desk. For phone calls I use Tablet Talk which acts as a remote for my Nexus 4. The Nexus 4 is then connected via BT to the Parrot hands free kit I've installed. Audio from the N7 is currently coming from the Headphone out, for version 1.3 I'll add a Stoner Acoustics UD100 USB DAC. Did I mention that the N7 is running a custom rom based on +CyanogenMod  10.1? That makes it the third CM10.1 powered device that I use daily.

Bonus tweak: The N7 runs a wifi hotspot when powered on, sharing it's HSPA goodness. The main reason for doing this is actually triggering my Nexus 4 to enter "car mode", ie. turn on BT, connect to Tablet Talk and otherwise shut up. 

All this means I just have to get in my car and start driving. Navigation and music is instantly ready, I don't even have to turn anything on, just as I don't even have to take my phone out of my pocket or remember to turn on BT. Everything just works.

Future plans: Adding an anti-glare film to the N7, a powered USB hub for the DAC and a 64gb usb key. 
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