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Wheel cover controls smart phones & plays drums!

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Maker: Gregor | see Gregor's projects

Submitted: Nov 16, 2016 at 5:30am UTC

Shipping and Handling: $20.00

Pre-Ordering Ended: Jan 4, 2017

Estimated Time to Deliver: Mar 29, 2017

Allows orders after campaign? Yes

I always want to be safe while I'm driving... but I also want to use my phone for sports scores, news, weather, maps, directions, phone calls, email, text messages, and checking my schedule

Now I don't have to choose between connectivity and safety

I do both.

I'm working on a steering wheel cover that controls smart phones. Buttons and sensors on the wheel cover allow a driver to control apps and features of his iPhone or Android phone.

Using my prototype, a driver can, at all times, keep eyes on the road and hands on the wheel... and still use the smart phone in his pocket.

I'd like your feedback on what features it should have and how much you'd be willing to pay to have one. I'm also hoping to get enough pre-orders to convince the factory to start mass producing these. As with anything on the DemandVille site, you only get charged for a pre-order if I actually make the product.


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Fits on any steering wheel

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Wireless operation (using Bluetooth)
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Works with iPhone
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Works with Android
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On a wheel, looks similar to this

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Off a wheel, looks similar to this

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Sensors are smooth and pleasant to the touch (even if hit with significant force)

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Safety mode: Disable buttons and sensors whenever vehicle is in motion

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anticrastinator

Would this be optional or requirement?  Seems like one of the advantages of the wheel is that you can use as input so you don't have to take your eyes off the road.

Nov 25, 2015 at 7:49pm UTCx

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Gregor

In its current form this is an optional setting, but we're definitely interested in hearing the input of the masses.

Nov 30, 2015 at 12:21am UTCx

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Music: Can use buttons and sensors on the wheel cover to play/pause music from my phone and hear the music over my car speakers

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eBooks: Can use buttons and sensors on wheel cover to rewind/play/pause eBooks on my phone and hear the eBooks over my car speakers
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Phone calls / voicemail: Can use buttons and sensors on wheel cover (+ voice recognition) to initiate phone calls
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Text messages: Can use buttons and sensors on wheel cover (+ voice recognition) to 1.) hear my incoming text messages read to me and 2.) allow me to dictate text messages I want to send to others (and send them).
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Email: Can use buttons and sensors on wheel cover (+ voice recognition) to 1.) hear my incoming emails read to me and 2.) allow me to dictate emails I want to send to others (and send them).
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Musician mode: Ability to activate “musician mode”. In musician mode, the driver can hit the sensors on the steering wheel cover to add drum sounds to the music coming out of his car speakers. A video of this is shown below

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Use GPS to find best nearby restaurant according to yelp (this was in your video)
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I think input controls for maps / directions would be critical as well - For example, you could enter map mode and assign one button to home and you hit it and get directions to home.
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joonbug

such a great idea Gregor! As a little boy , I was always banging on something. Drove my parents nuts.I went on to become a drummer through grade school,junior high and high school.I'm also a honorary member of the Denver symphony orchestra. As you can imagine, drum sticks and dashboards aren't good dance partners.

I fell in love with smack attack when I came across it on Kickstarter a few years ago. I wanted one then.and I'll have one now! So help me....

Nov 27, 2016 at 2:27am UTCx

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Gregor

Thanks joonbug - we'll do our best to come through for you!

Nov 30, 2016 at 12:23am UTCx

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dezzy

my friend's car has some connectivity stuff, but he is always looking away from the road to mess with his touchscreen.  maybe I'll get him this so he won't have a wreck and he don't kill me.

Nov 24, 2016 at 5:20am UTCx

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Sounds like a plan dezzy.  Get your friend to stay safe until then!

Nov 24, 2016 at 2:17pm UTCx

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