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4. In-Car Computers > 51. Install USB Ports in Your Car

Install USB Ports in Your Car

Installing USB ports in the front-seat area will give you the ability to easily add peripherals to your in-car PC.

Have you ever thought it would be nice if your car came with USB ports right on the dashboard? If this sort of geek chic is important to you, there are a variety of USB hubs that can fit the bill. The trick is to find a hub with a 2 x 2 stack of ports that is rectangular and has a narrow edge. (Your local computer store probably has dozens of USB hubs to choose from.) This will give a fabricator/installer a good unit to work with when they try to cleanly integrate it with your factory dash.

But there’s no reason you must have the USB ports visible. Many vehicles have a center armrest designed to hide away CDs or other media, and this is a great place to put your USB hub. The glove compartment is another candidate, although it’s a little harder for the driver to reach.


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