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The gap between the driver's seat and the centre console in most
cars is a black hole which consumes phones, keys, credit cards,
change... Any object dropped into this crevice settles into a
where it can be touched by the fingertips yet not actually
jam your hand further into the gap merely cause the
object to sink lower, and leave you with bruised hand-backs.
The usual way to retrieve objects lost in this way is to stop the
get out, and then try moving the seat back and forth whilst
grovelling in the front and rear footwells. An alternative is to
into something smartly, so that the lost thing is thrown forward
the front footwell.
Object-lost-in- seat-side-gap woes begone!!
MaxCar (Unc.) is pleased to introduce its range of retrofittable Car
Seat Gutters. The gutter consists of a fabric V-shaped pocket
mounted on a springy steel frame, which in turn is carried on a
O-Mat sliding slide, which is fixed to the centre console. The
itself is compressed between the centre console and the seat, and
Velvetette covering allows full and normal movement of the seat.
Any object dropped down the seat side will be caught in the Car
Seat Gutter, where it will nestle safely. At a convenient or
opportune moment, the gutter is slid forward on its Slide-O-Mat
sliding slide, allowing convenient in-car retrieval of the treasured
The Car Seat Gutter, available for most makes of car, is
||This must have been half baked, and probably for real baked before. I'm just too lazy to search for it so +.
||And yet the promised bun fails to materialize....
||A crushed bun retrieved from between the seats for you...
||Thanks, Denholm. You're a gent.
||We're holding out for the power operated version with the remote control (Takes 4 x AA and 1 x PP3 batteries, not included).
||I would pay at least as much pocket change as I've lost between the bucket seat and center console / tunnel for an auto manufacturer to include a flexible cover to prevent items from falling down this abysmal rat hole. I've resorted to stuffing foam bits inbetween to keep from losing items that are for whatever reason unhappy remaining in my trouser pockets into a nearly-impossible-to-recover no-hand's land.