VizuaLogic Android headrest

Tired of your kid poking the back of the driver’s seat on a long road trip? Soon you’ll be able to give your child in the back seat something else to poke at — an Android tablet embedded into a headrest.

VizuaLogic already offers a line of headrest monitors designed to work with DVD or game consoles so that passengers can while away the hours by ignoring their surroundings.

The company’s  latest offering is a 7 inch tablet with a 1 GHz single core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. It runs Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread and can handle games, video, web browsing over WiFi, or other tasks.

The tablet has a capacitive touchscreen and front-facing ports for plugging in a headset, microSD card, or USB peripheral. There’s also a connector that lets you plug in a DVD player and an HDMI port. There will also be a remote control accessory.

The VizuaLogic tablet t isn’t designed to be removed from the headrest, which is why the ports are all hanging out on the front. It also won’t be cheap. CNET reports that a pair of two headrests will run about $1400 when they launch in early 2012.

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2 replies on “VizuaLogic brings Android to automobile headrests”

  1. Why would you pay THAT much money when you can buy a tablet and a headrest mount for half? And I bet the tablet you buy will be of better quality to boot.

    1. Most car customizations tend to be pricey but people pay the premium for convenience.  Unlike the cheaper solution this will be built in, harder to lose or to be stolen, and they won’t have to worry about keeping it charged or wires going everywhere.

      It’s also likely to be more durable than the cheaper solution.

      On the other hand, the cheaper solution is easier to upgrade and unless you need this all the time then it can’t really justify the price premium.

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