How To Add a Video Game Console To Your Vehicle


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Get Your Game On

So you figure music is not enough entertainment for your daily driving rituals? Well then why don’t we take it to the next level by adding a video game console? This has become a common practice in the car audio world with the likes of Xbox 360 and Ps3.   Just imagine the possibility of your passengers playing Forza or Gran Turismo while you drive.  For all you parents out there, just imagine the golden silence you can achieve by keeping your kids occupied on long road trips. Contrary to what you might think, it is fairly easy to add a game console to your vehicle and there are several ways that it can be accomplished.


Audiovox Headrest Monitor

The first thing you’re going to need is some sort of video monitor to interface with the gaming console.  Headrest monitors are an excellent option for adding a gaming console.  They come in all sorts of colors to match the interior of your vehicle and will provide a steady way for your passengers to play awesome games.  If you’re looking for a singular, larger screen then you might want to consider an overhead monitor.  They come in sizes all the way up to 15 inches so you can witness detailed depictions of Master Chief destroying grunts in Halo.  Alternatively,  if you own a double DIN stereo with video in capabilities, then you can connect the game console to that as well.  However, we don’t suggest that you play games while you drive.  Not only will you look ridiculous but you might undo all the work that you did by totaling your car.

Whister Power Inverter

Whister Power Inverter

Another vital component to adding a gaming console is a power inverter.  This is how you will be able to give your gaming console the power that it requires.  A rule of thumb is that you want a power inverter that will provide at least the wattage of the gaming console.  For example,  the Xbox 360 is roughly 160 watts so you will want an inverter of 160 watts or more.  It is best to mount the inverter somewhere hidden like under the passenger seat.  To add further convenience you can pick up the Stinger SGP that will connect to the inverter and add a convenient RCA input and power plug.  Do yourself a favor and avoid choosing the Wii to add to your vehicle.  You’ll just end up explaining to a cop that your broken window was the result of an intense round of Wii boxing.



Jason has had a passion for electronics for as long as he can remember. Ever since his dad bought him a do-it-yourself electronic starter kit when he was a kid, it's been love ever since. From his adolescent years as a musician to his employment selling home theater equipment, Jason has always been surrounded and submerged in audio. Working at Sonic Electronix, Jason quickly became a car audio connoisseur and true audiophile. In his spare time you'll find Jason snowboarding and playing guitar.

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