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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:47 PM

Wheelmate Laptop Steering Wheel Desk. What could possibly go wrong?

More comedy gold from the customer reviews on Amazon:



"Thanks Wheelmate. What an amazing product. Was able to use the desk with my laptop easily the first time I hooked it onto my steering wheel. Can't wait to try it again after I get out of the hospital and this darned body cast."

"You wouldn't believe how much more interesting my commute is now that I have something to do other than just stare out the window! I'm using it right now to post this review and I never "

Customer photo upload:



http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000IZGIA8/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk

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Reply Wheelmate Laptop Steering Wheel Desk. What could possibly go wrong? (Original post)
ehrnst Dec 2012 OP
randome Dec 2012 #1
Walk away Dec 2012 #2
Matariki Dec 2012 #5
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #18
AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #3
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #4
AldoLeopold Dec 2012 #6
DirkGently Dec 2012 #7
Walk away Dec 2012 #8
DirkGently Dec 2012 #13
freshwest Dec 2012 #15
TheCowsCameHome Dec 2012 #9
Ruby the Liberal Dec 2012 #10
pacalo Dec 2012 #11
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #12
Rex Dec 2012 #14
freshwest Dec 2012 #16
randome Dec 2012 #19
progressoid Dec 2012 #17

Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:52 PM

1. LOL!

Was this one of Stephen Hawking's ideas? If so, he should stick with the physics.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:53 PM

2. This one is priceless...

"2 of 413 people found the following review helpful

***3.0 out of 5 stars
Not so good as baby changing table
I read some 4 and 5 star reviews by those who used this device successfully to change a baby while driving. On that basis, I bought one. I put my baby on it and drove for over an hour. It did not change. Same baby. I am glad it worked for some people but I will be returning mine. (The steering wheel desk.)
Published on November 22, 2009 by Bob Dobbs

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Response to Walk away (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:17 PM

5. lol

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Response to Walk away (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:00 PM

18. LOL!!!!

I gatta scoot over there and read the reviews.
Amazon has turned into comedy gold often with some products.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:09 PM

3. I'd use it to make sammiches

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Response to AldoLeopold (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:15 PM

4. I saw someone on the expressway the other day with a

Steering Wheel desk that was inhaling a couple lines of coke off of it.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:17 PM

6. I hear its a heluva drug

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:19 PM

7. Lot of great stuff in those reviews.


The small piece of uranium in a tin has some classics.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:01 PM

8. I am laughing so hard that I am actually weeping......


9,495 of 9,670 people found the following review helpful

***3.0 out of 5 stars

Great Product, Poor Packaging

I purchased this product 4.47 Billion Years ago and when I opened it today, it was half empty.
Published on May 14, 2009 by Patrick J. McGovern

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Response to Walk away (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:30 PM

13. Don't even look at the "Three wolf moon shirt" reviews then.


There's actually a short film attached to one. I pulled a kidney laughing at that one.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:50 PM

15. OMG, I remember that one. I posted it somewhere. But this one tops it.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:23 PM

9. Absolutely hilarious.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:44 PM

10. Hahahahaha! I am dying over here.

I don't know what is funnier - the comments or all of the user photos that were uploaded to the product page of car wrecks.



The tray fit my steering wheel perfectly, and was quite solid, a well-engineered product. It will hold a charcoal grill, for example, 2-year-old twins, or a front rifle rest for a passenger. Anyways, I was using my laptop on the tray, and when I bumped the the car in front of me on the interstate, my airbag went off. I lost everything below my ribs, and I get my nutrients from a glucose bottle now. And I have even more time to play Angry Birds.


I cannot tell you how much I love this thing!! Before, I had to place my BK Triple Stacker and two large fries on the passenger seat in order to enjoy a small snack while commuting to and from work. With this product, I have my treat right at my finger tips as I drive. As much as I love this thing, I'm only giving it three stars because I really wish that it had connectors that allowed it to pivot when you turn. I really hate spilling my fries when I turn and am forced to cut straight through the corners. It would also be nice if the grips could adjust to fit higher on the steering wheel. With my seat all the way back, it still cuts into my stomach and I have trouble reaching the pedals. Other than that, it's a gem!


I was using this product in my car with my new 17" gaming laptop, catching up on some WoW daily quests on my way to work when suddenly I accidentally caused a massive accident on the highway because some jerk stole my quest mob and I was typing an insult to him. Anyway, the accident resulted in a 64 car pileup - 21 people were killed and another 30 injured but thankfully the Wheelmate managed to stop a piece of shrapnel from an exploding gas tanker that would have otherwise killed me.

They wouldn't accept a return since shrapnel wasn't covered under warranty, so I removed one star.


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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:41 PM

11. These are great!

My makeup has never looked better!

How annoying was it that I had to search in my cosmetics bag between my legs to apply my makeup during my morning commute. Now my problems are solved! I am able to lay out all of my supplies and I don't even have to wait for a stoplight!

My only complaint is that my lipstick and mascara roll off during sharp turns. I'm looking forward to the following upgrade packages:

- bumpers to prevent roll-off
- mirror attachment so I can have three views with my visor and rear view.
- dual electrical outlet attachment for my blow drier and curling iron.

Put me on the pre-order list!



Poorly designed

This is the worst ironing board ever. Why would it not come with the cloth cover? There are scorch marks all over it, melted plastic everywhere and my clothes are tearing between the iron and the board. While I appreciated the time savings of ironing in the car, I don't appreciate having to buy the cover separately. Come on guys, don't try and nickle and dime us.



Be careful!

I absolutely love my steering wheel desk. It has really been a time saver balancing my checkbook on the way to work. I was just wasting that 30 minutes a day staring out a windshield, and now I am productive!

A word of caution: If you buy a used one, be sure that it is in mint condition. I got mine used and it clearly has the face print and a tooth of the previous owner imprinted into the surface.

Other than that, I just love it!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:59 PM

12. This is gold!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:35 PM

14. Oh my!


Do not buy this product! The surface is so slippery that my Jack and Coke slipped off while turning and lodged under the brake pedal. At least it got caught in the windw and kept my loaded rifle from flying out. Luckily I was stealing my ex's boat or I would have died, and the toxicology report would not have been pretty. I am definitely returning the boat version of the steering wheel desk.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:52 PM

16. There was one review of sexual experiment with this nifty product, but I'll spare y'all.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:05 PM

19. Don't spare us. Some of us are at work. And DU makes it through my company's filters!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:04 AM

17. Strong enough to hold a dog.

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