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Problem solved!

Posted on Tue, 14 Jul 2009 15:51 by Simon
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Personally, I love driving immensely. However, unfortunately I dislike driving with my pockets full, and so I end up taking everything out my my pockets when I get in the car, and this means having to find places to put everything, which feels like a lot of unnecessary effort when all you want to do is drive!

 I have, though, found a really good solution for this minor but annoying problem. The GripPad is a rectangular piece of soft rubbery plastic, that not only holds itself firmly to your dashboard or smooth surface of choice, but also holds your phone, wallet, iPod or maybe small change, all without any form of glue. Being very sceptical, I wouldn't believe it could hold on to my USB flash drive and small change while I drove over bumps etc. I placed the GripPad onto my dashboard and proceeded to place some small objects on it, all things I had lying around in my car that are the sort of thing you'd need and wouldn't want to lose. I then drove to a friend's and was pleasantly surprised to find that nothing fell off, despite my best attempts! During the course of the night I made several trips and my GripPad continued to keep everything secure.

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After further trips, I became inquisitive and decided to find out just how good the GripPad is. I stuck it to gradually steeper surfaces all the while seeing if it would still hold a coin. The result? Well it still held a 10p piece when almost completely vertical - I was so astonished by this I didn't feel the need to test any further!

 

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Conclusion

 Whether in-car or anywhere else, the GripPad will hold pretty much anything you put on it; and holds securely whether whether you're just popping to the shops to buy some milk, or competing in the World Rally Championship – it would be interesting to test in this situation but unfortunately I'm lacking such facilities...

Fortunately, Macstore stocks the GripPad, so you can get one today and be surprised yourself at how well it works!

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