Back seat computer

Vizualogic's VMOD is a computer that can be installed in a car.

Vizualogic VMOD

Whenever I fly international, I look for an airline that offers movies and games on demand. Vizualogic's VMOD offers a similar system for cars. VMOD, which won first prize in the Best Mobile Electronics category at SEMA last week, is a computer designed for installation in a car. It has an Intel Celeron M CPU and a 40GB hard drive, which can be loaded with movies, music, and games (or Excel and PowerPoint, if you're that much of a workaholic). VMOD includes interface software and can be plugged into rear seat entertainment systems, such as headrest DVD players or other in-car video screens. Vizualogic's press release says any kind of file can be loaded onto VMOD, but it doesn't say whether it supports USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or any of the other myriad transfer protocols.

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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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