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I told you car modders were hot to get Origamis installed into their cars. A new website, OrigamiCar, is soon to release software designed to control your car audio system from a UMPC/ Origami. I hope they add voice control to this, it would be absolutely […]

I told you car modders were hot to get Origamis installed into their cars. A new website, OrigamiCar, is soon to release software designed to control your car audio system from a UMPC/ Origami. I hope they add voice control to this, it would be absolutely cool. Oh, and throw in GPS navigation while you’re at it, and video playing, and…. I better stop now before I have a geek meltdown. Here is the feature list and a photo:

  • Designed specifically for Microsoft UMPC devices
  • Designed for the 800 x 480 native resolution that UMPC’s use.
  • Intuative Touchscreen Interface
  • Everything is easily accessable using just the touchscreen.
  • Easy to use (even when driving at 65mph!)
  • Buttons are large enough to select without having to concentrate on the screen. Moving to previous/next tracks can even be done without even looking at the screen.
  • Access the music YOU want to play quickly and easily
  • Scrolling through your collection is easy using either the onscreen dial or the new click and drag scroller – the further you drag, the faster the scrolling.
  • No more trying to select the tiny windows scrollbars.
  • Integrates into your existing Microsoft Media Player music library.
  • Change the way it looks
  • Create your own color themes or use other themes from others.
  • Origami Car ships with ‘theme builder’, a seperate application that lets you quickly build, copy, edit and change themes and preview the results onscreen.

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  1. How about having a controller for the car built into Origami? ;) … Imagine throwing the steering wheel away and driving the car with a dial-wheel or something? :D … woo hoo … geekdom!!

  2. Brian Schneeberg Wednesday, March 29, 2006

    Hey James, if you like that then you might also like our Mentations product, a dashboard for your life (and one optimized for UMPC devices like my Sony U750P), which we have just voice and speech enabled and are currently adding GPS support to (to be released within the next couple of weeks). I’d be very interested in your feedback. You can download it from http://www.mentations.com. While help is lacking, you can right-click on things to see your options. Also, voice command choices are viewable at http://www.gpinc.biz/products/Mentations/Help/Voice%20Activation%20&%20Speech.html.

  3. Brian, the link to Mentions points to the wrong page, you might want to edit your post.

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