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#22 The Steering Wheel Desk

Steering Wheel DeskAn American’s car is his castle.

And while that castle comes nicely equipped with leather seats, air-conditioning, a sound system and ample cup-holders, until now it has always lacked a critical feature: a table.

But thanks to the American innovative spirit, that problem has been solved.

Introducing the Steering Wheel Desk.

It is an easy-to-use desk that simply attaches to your steering wheel. According to its ads, it can be used as a table, reading or music stand as well! Never again will you need balance your Chinese take-out between your knees while fiddling with chopsticks with one hand and holding your drink in the other. Now you can enjoy the meals you eat behind the wheel from the comfort of a table, just like you would at home.

Judging by the overwhelmingly positive reviews on Amazon.com, Americans have been longing for something as useful as the Steering Wheel Desk for a long time.

You would have to be some sort of luddite not to recognize the immediate productivity gains that this steering wheel desk affords you. I spend about 4 hours a day in my car making sales calls and used to spend two hours a night doing that day’s paperwork. No Longer! By the time I arrive at the next target’s business, I’ve already completed my sales call site summary, product order form for the target I just visited, and a game or two of Free Cell. Sure, cell phones may be illegal behind the wheel here in Maryland; but the law dogs have yet to ban my right to work on my Notebook PC as I cruise around the I-95 corridor.

Although not everyone was quite so impressed.

Obviously the snake oil salesmen who designed this product don’t know much about computers or steering wheels. My first and most notable complaint is that you better be sure you’re driving on a straight road when you use it, because it is impossible to turn your steering wheel with this attachment. Maybe because my car is a foreign model, it doesn’t fit, but I honestly cannot even back out of my driveway with this thing on.

If you are lucky enough to have a car where this apparatus can fit safely on the steering wheel, I hope you have a satellite internet card, because there is no way you can pick up wifi in a moving vehicle.

God Bless America!

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  1. […] Of course, to make full use of your new in-car internet, you’ll probably want to invest in a steering-wheel desk as well […]

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