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you use your cell phone in the car, you are not alone. While it's not illegal
for adult drivers to use a handheld device while driving, we decided to test a
product that claims to help you put both hands back on the wheel: The GripGo –
but does it work?
promises to cut down on distracted driving. Toledo News Now's crime beat
reporter Nicole Collier agreed to grade GripGo.
probably in my car like 75 percent of my work day," Nicole said. "The phone is
a really important part of what we do because we always have to be in
communication with contacts for stories, or with the station when they're
wanting to know how we're doing, what's going on."
didn't take long to get the GripGo out of the box and suctioned to the
dashboard. The green gripping cradle is polymer, and your device peels right
off without any sticky residue. After a few adjustments, Nicole was ready to
stick on her phone and hit the road.
GripGo claims it can hold a smartphone out the window, but we wouldn't
phone would fall off of the sticky part sometimes when I would be driving,
which defeats the purpose, because you can't bend down and pick your phone up
off the ground," Nicole said.
the kind of phone you have may make a difference.
station phones are kind of bulky and a bit heavier," Nicole said. "But I
personally have an iPhone, and I think that would be a really good fit with
GripGo also works well with GPS.
good because you don't have to keep looking down at your phone to see it,"
Nicole said. "It's right there."
GripGo drives away with a passing grade in this test. Nicole gave it a B+.
a good product if you have the right phone to put in it," she said.