Laptop Steering Wheel DeskCourtesy of Suzie A.
Many independent merchants peddle their products on Amazon. The folks at Amazon provide a comments section for site visitors to write reviews below the product description. Obviously this paticular item listed in the automotive section tickled quite a few funnybones:
Wheelmate Laptop Steering Wheel Desk
A sampling of some of the "reviews":
By Jamie O'Shaughnessy (UK): This awesome bit of kit changed my life. The extra hours of work I could get in whilst driving on the freeway has made me so much more productive. In fact I directly attribute this to my improved bonuses and recent promotion! If you want to get ahead, get one of these.
By Linky's Dad (Alexandria, KY): My copilot and I both used these during our "daily grind" transcontinental flights from San Diego to Minneapolis. We had to modify them a bit to fit snug against the instrument panels (when we bought them we didn't realize the planes we fly don't have steering wheels!), but in the end it did the job. With our laptops firmly in place we were able to focus our attention on what really mattered, participating in raids with our WoW [World of Warcraft] clan. During our last flight we were so immersed in trying to take down Eranikus that we overshot Minneapolis by a full hour and a half before some annoying flight attendant interrupted us, babbling something about "FAA and F16 fighters."
By Dan: This product is really safe. Our toddlers stand on our Wheelmate while we drive. They put their hands on the dashboard and peer over the wheel for a driver's seat experience. Sometimes they dance while I drive. At highway speeds, they even have more fun than strapped to the roof of our sedan!
By Artist: I drive an M1A1 Abrams tank in Iraq, and this product is a godsend. The Wheelmate Laptop Steering Wheel Desk - officially designated the "WLSWD Mark IV Personnel Assistance Device" by the Army - is affectionately referred to by tank drivers as the "Death Desk," and it brings a whole new level of meaning to the term "Defensive Driving." Now I can simultaneously play Halo with my clan buddies from back in the states and fire off shells at insurgent positions! Not only is this great for relieving stress, but I get twice as much practice at destroying things as the other guys in my unit! As a result, I am expecting a promotion within weeks. The Death Desk has furthered my career more than my college degree in Feudal Mongolian Studies the Army paid tens of thousands of dollars for me to get! Thanks, Wheelmate!
By Gift Giver (NY, NY) I've always struggled with trying to look in the rearview mirror when applying my makeup as I drive to work. Now with the laptop desk I can put my mirror right on it. (See Double-Sided Mirror classique)
And if that's not enough, there's over 500 more here (comments section starts towards bottom of page).