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The iPad has become a valuable tool for the mobile professional. It can be more valuable still, however, when swaddled in leather, partnered with a Mac mini and other Apple goodies and wrapped in a Mercedes-Benz S600, as Mercedes tuner BRABUS shows us with the iBusiness.

BRABUS iBusiness

The iPad has become a valuable tool for the mobile professional. It can be more valuable still, however, when swaddled in leather, partnered with a Mac mini and other Apple goodies and wrapped in a Mercedes-Benz S600, as Mercedes tuner BRABUS shows us with the iBusiness.

The iBusiness is most definitely “the business.” The German-engineered, four-seater luxury sedan is the type of car for people who have drivers, and that’s a very good thing, because there’s no chance you’ll be paying much attention to the road in one of these babies unless you’re being paid to.

Each car comes packed to the gills with outstanding multimedia capabilities, including two iPads in the rear seats with matching Bluetooth keyboards for each. The iPads are capable of controlling every aspect of the S600’s COMAND system, including the radio, navigation system and telephone, in addition to BRABUS’ own custom multimedia functions. Don’t think you’ll be limited to offline or 3G use, either, because the car boasts its own wireless internet via UMTS and HSDPA connections.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a Mac mini in the back seat that uses a drop-down 15.2-inch TFT display, Magic Mouse and USB 2.0 ports accessible to both passengers for real computing power. Finally, because you wouldn’t want to use iTunes on the Mac mini or the iPod apps on your two iPads, there’s a 64GB iPod touch in the center console that also controls the whole shebang using a custom BRABUS iOS application.

I couldn’t find any info with regard to pricing, but you can bet it’s going to be more than most of us can afford. The good news is, if you already have a Mercedes-Benz s600, BRABUS will install its custom iBusiness package for you, at a fraction of the cost, but still well beyond the reach of most ordinary mortals. So, anyone picking one of these up?

 

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  1. Too bad everything in it will be obsolete in a matter of months, and then in a couple years it will be in the “remember when we thought all this stuff was cool” category

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    1. You are definitely right about that. I think the target market for this kind of thing probably won’t sweat the cost of occasional, or even frequent upgrades :)

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  2. Takes 10 minutes every morning just to get all the app updates. :)

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    1. Your driver takes care of that while warming the engine. ;)

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  3. I’ll be content to let my wife drive this puppy!

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  4. I hope that all those goodies are wired so they can’t be used when the vehicle is moving. There are too many nuts in this world who would play games on the mac while driving.

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    1. It’s in the back seat. Would be hard to drive while playing.

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  5. Ho hoow!. What a luxury it is. Everyone should have one now.

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  6. Damn ….every one CANT afford even if we had one :P

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  7. What happens like Jamie says Ipad version 2 comes out? Will it require a whole Tech overhaul? Brabus should stick to amazing Tuning jobs. This is a terrific PR stunt for them and it worked great for them! Everyone covered it. If you have enough money to buy THIS car. You will instead have a Bentley and this will be kept in a garage to stare at. Which you will then remember another thing I purchased just because I could. Then after you think that for .5 a second you will slowly walk to your Bentley. Which will take you to the Airport where your fully fueled Gulfstream Jet awaits already for you. You are not going places because you have too. Just because you want too. Steve Jobs ALWAYS takes your phone calls.

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  8. Yeah! I could make a better system with PC parts. And it would cost 50% less. What about Chrysis? LOL.

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