Are you aware that earlier in 2013 the law changed regarding your vision as a driver through the windscreen?
The Highway Code has been amended to say that “windscreens and windows MUST be kept clean and free from obstructions to vision”. This means that any windscreen mounted mobile phone holders or sat nav holders could now be considered illegal by the police and potentially land you with points on your driving licence and / or a fine.
However, before you throw out your current holder there is a chance that it will fit on to the award winning CD Slot Mount.
Designed by Gary Smith and made in the UK, the CD Slot Mount does exactly what its name suggests. It is a very simple design (the best ones often are), of a piece of rigid, lightweight plastic that neatly fits into your car CD player. Your mobile phone or sat nav device then fixes onto the mount with a sticky pad surface that holds just about anything. The simple sticky pad is also a brilliant invention, as it does not leave any residue on your phone and is extremely easy to use.
As the mount is slim it is very easy to remove and hide away from prying eyes unlike bulkier holders and obviously will not leave telltale marks on your windscreen and this was one of the reasons that Gary designed the mount in the first place having had thieves break in and steal his sat nav. Not just suitable for keeping your phone or portable sat nav in place, the mount will also hold MP3 players, keys or coins. As the mount stays close to the dashboard, wires attached to your device can be kept safely out of the way.
Gary came upon the idea when he was trying to find a phone holder that didn’t attach either to the windscreen or to the top of his dashboard. After disregarding the option of drilling holes (!) into the dashboard to hold a bracket, he fortunately had a eureka brainwave and the initial idea for the CD Slot Mount was born.
The CD Mount has been cleverly designed, as it does not impede the playing of CD’s whilst you are driving. The ‘arms’ that fit inside your CD player have been carefully measured so that they do not touch the CD or any moving parts. Nor does it have a clamp or use magnetic force unlike many other holders.
This device is so simple and easy to use that we are surprised that no one thought of it years ago. And we are obviously not the only ones who think this as Gary won British Invention of the Year 2012, beating hundreds of other designs to the coveted award.
From personal experience, if you wish to attach your current phone holder to the CD Slot Mount, I would carefully remove the sticky pad, and just attach your suction mounted holder directly to the plastic disc. The reusable sticky pad can be covered on both sides with film to keep for future use and reattached to the mount when necessary.
If after numerous uses the pad becomes less sticky, it can be ‘re-charged’ by simply rinsing under a cold water tap to renew pad stickiness as required and allowing to dry.
To see a video about the CD Slot Mount, or to buy one, visit the website at www.cdslotmount.com.
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