First of all, you shouldn’t be touching your phone while you’re driving, even if you were just trying to change the song. You know this! Not only that, but if you have your idle phone resting on your console and it drops under your seat, the absolute last thing you should be doing is digging for it.
That said, save your phone from car crevasses with this simple car seat gap filler.
Drop Stop, 2-Pack, $22.49 (Orig. 24.99)
The Drop Stop is such an obvious fix, you’ll wonder how you didn’t think of it yourself. It’s a flexible gap-filler that fits between your seat and the console. It even has a hole for wrapping around the seat belt catch, so every gap is filled. It’s also super easy to install and once in place, you’ll hardly even see it.
No more lost change or loose french fries hanging out under your seat. And no more squirming to try to get your phone, keys or wallet out of the tiniest of spaces.
Each Drop Stop package comes with two, so you can fill the gaps between both the driver’s seat and front passenger’s seat. Plus, it comes with two bonuses: a slide-free pad and an LED credit card light.
Stick the slide-free pad to your dash to hold your phone or on the front seat to hold your handbag. It’s totally reusable — and won’t leave any sticky residue on your car.
The LED credit card light is a small flashlight, about the size of a credit card, that you can keep in your wallet should you still drop something under your seat and need to look for it.
Do you need either of the bonus gifts? Probably not, but they’re nice to have.
You may have seen the Drop Stop on Shark Tank in 2016. Lori Greiner of QVC invested in it and it’s obvious why — it’s genius! Over 48,000 Amazon reviewers agree, giving it 5 out of 5 stars.
“Having it between the seats has saved me on many occasions,” wrote one Amazon reviewer. “You don’t even notice it there until you drop something and say, ‘Oh s***,’ but feel relieved that it stops right on top of the gap filler. Even my friends don’t notice it until they drop something into the abyss.”
“After putting the Drop Stop in place, I don’t drop my phone anymore,” wrote another. “They move along when you move the seat. I’m 6’1″ and my wife is 5’5″, so we are constantly moving the seats and they move along with them.”
For the price, only $24.99 for two Drop Stops, you can’t beat it. And even better, you can clip a coupon to get 10% off during Amazon’s October Prime Day sale (which ends tonight, by the way). But then again, can you really put a price on safety? Or the fact that you won’t have to finagle your arm to get your phone out from under your seat? Absolutely not.
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