We’re all guilty of it: driving and looking at our smartphone. It’s dangerous to say the least, and causes numerous accidents and fatalities every year.
The Steer Safe Hands Free Car Kit hopes to combat this problem. It attaches directly to the steering wheel and holds your smartphone just below eye level. The mount is designed to work with any phone and they say it won’t interfere with the deployment of the airbag. If it does you’ll be in a world of hurt, though, since the air bag fires using gun powder and deploys at and an ungodly speed.
The Steer Safe can be rotated or tilted to allow for optimal viewing or adjusting for viewing of the car’s dashboard. Since the phone mounts on the inside portion of the steering wheel it will never hit your legs, but it could easily get in the way during emergency maneuvers. With that said, and given the rather low usefulness of this product, we unfortunately don’t think it will be ever be fully funded on Kickstarter.com. While the idea is good in theory – who doesn’t need a smarter smartphone mount - the steering wheel is probably not the ideal place. What we really need is a cheap projector that mounts to the dash and projects a HUD onto the inside of the windshield.
If you’re feeling their mojo you can pledge $25 and you’ll get one sent to your door once they begin production.