Please tell me that this thing isn't real
This isn't related to investing, but it is a funny way to start off the day.
As someone who works in the auto industry, a colleague forwarded me this real page from Amazon.com:
AutoExec - WM-01 - Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray - Gray
This thing can't be real, but it does appear to have a real Amazon.com product page. The reviews for this thing at the bottom of the page are hysterical:
These worked great in the cockpit for our tanscontinental flights!, November 4, 2009By Linky's Dad (Alexandria, KY) - See all my reviewsThis review is from: AutoExec - WM-01 - Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray - Gray -
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 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."
We'll definitely use this product again at our next gig, whatever and whenever that happens to be...
The greatest thing ever invented!
, October 26, 2009By T. Meadows "TM"
(WV) - See all my reviews(REAL NAME) This review is from: AutoExec - WM-01 - Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray - Gray -
Wow is this thing great! I use it as a "mini-bar" when the friends and I go out to the bars. I can quickly fix multiple shots of tequila for myself and the friends as we drive from one bar to the next. We also discovered that if you place a pillow on top of it and turn on the cruise control you can catch quick naps on the interstate. If you swerve to the left or right the rumble strips on the road wake you up in plenty of time before you get into trouble. I can now take longer trips without being tired!
Also, i am now dating a midget and she fits nicely on the steering wheel desk which allows us to experiment sexually while driving. This thing is like WD-40 or duct tape, it is a million and one uses!
I loved this so much I got one for my 90yr old mother
, October 29, 2009By S. Kelly
- See all my reviews(REAL NAME) This review is from: AutoExec - WM-01 - Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray - Gray -
I loved my Laptop Steering Wheel Desk so much I got one for my 90yr old mother. She is an avid crossword puzzle fan and now she can work on them while she is driving back and forth from bingo at the senior center. One cautionary note be careful of those jerks that stop at yellow lights, my poor mother rear ended one and the airbag drove the desk back into her stomach which ruptured her spleen, well after a short down time I'm glad to say she is back on the road and cranking out those NY Times crosswords once again. Thanks Laptop Steering Wheel Desk you have made my mothers life more complete.
Good But Not Perfect, June 5, 2010By John Jack Paepke (Detroit, MI) - See all my reviewsThis review is from: AutoExec - WM-01 - Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray - Gray -
Yeah this is a prett good product, but I think they should make it sturdier. I've got into a bunch of accidents using this product and had to buy a new one each time. What gives? They need to fix this product so it don't be causing so many accidentz.
Still legal in Georgia!, June 3, 2010By Patrick Carroll "Winebibber. Java/JEE Develo... (Atlanta, GA USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: AutoExec - WM-01 - Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray - Gray -Sonny Perdue recently signed into law a bill banning texting while driving. Enter this little device, which has allowed me to make a quantum leap in driving productivity.
Rather than use the little keyboard on my G1 to use SMS or Gmail, I now have my Dell XPS 1550 to hand. With a data plan from a telco that will remain nameless, I am now able to VPN into my company's MS Exchange server and do email, *while* *zooming* *up* *GA 400* *at* *80 MPH*!!! I can even teleconference while on the go, and the Alpharetta cops can't lay a hand on me! This is AWESOME!!!
Mind you, my car has gotten a little dinged up, but that's why I drive a beater: All the scrapes and dents give me that "Road Warrior" look that translates into minimal hassle on the way to work.
I can't recommend this device highly enough. Get one now before spoilsport Sonny outlaws them!
QUICK UPDATE: After a rather nasty ding incident today, I've found this handy little gadget is going to make me a multimillionaire! Coming home this evening, I collided with the median wall, right where it runs under Northridge at Exit 6 on GA 400 southbound. The beater caught fire, melting the asphalt on the road above, and putting that exit out of use for the next three weeks or so. I thought I was for the high-junp until a friendly passing lawyer who now represents me pointed out that there's no warning *not* *to* *use* *this* *device* *while* *driving*! We're going to sue these guys for millions! Just like when I ate all that toner, thinking it was cajun spice. Thanks very much, Laptop Steering Wheel Desk! You're the best!
Great for Mini Beer Pong or Quarters - A Road Trip Must, May 26, 2010By D. Kelley (St. Louis) - See all my reviews
This review is from: AutoExec - WM-01 - Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray - Gray -I recently embarked on a 14 hour road trip. I'm so glad I purchased the Laptop Steering Wheel Desk.
Besides the obvious use, we were able to pass the tedious driving time, playing Mini-Beer Pong, and quarters.
Now I must warn everybody, we learned the hard way. DO NOT START PLAYING UNTIL ON THE HIGHWAY!!!
My car now smells of beer, since I turned left into the Piggly-Wiggly to get more beer, and all the little cups with beer went all over.
I wish the instruction manual would have put this warning in BOLD or ALL CAPS.
For those with children who do not drink. The Laptop Steering Wheel Desk is very practical for playing Jenga or Uno.
I only wish they offered one for the passenger seat. Who doesn't love a good game of battleship.?????