We all do it… sitting in traffic or cruising along the highway, when our favourite song is blasting out of the stereo we can’t help but drum along to it on our steering wheel! Well now, thanks to Smack Attack, drumming on your steering wheel has been taken to a whole new level!
One company is out to turn absent-minded steering wheel drumming into a game with a special wheel cover. Called the Smack Attack, the gizmo features eight touch sensors that produce drum sounds on top of the music pumping from your iPhone music library. If that seems like a massive bout of distracted driving waiting to happen, its creators say the device could actually keep drivers focused by engaging them.
We suppose anything that keeps a driver’s mind from wandering off is a step in the right direction, and Smack Attack isn’t attached to any sort of game. It just lets you make fun noises by whacking your steering wheel. Buyers can also download songs without the drum part so that the user can drop his or her own beats. HOW COOL IS THAT!!
Check out a test demonstration of the Smack Attack in action:
Of course, one could argue that sticking a musical toy on a steering wheel presents some safety concerns of its own, so it goes without saying that the Smack Attack isn’t the right gadget for everyone. Owner Gregor Hanuschak (who previously worked for NASA) is looking to raise a whopping $200,000 to bring the steering wheel cover/app combo to market by the end of the year, and (assuming you’re a responsible driver) you’ll be able to claim your own in-car music maker for $149.
We definitely will be! What about you guys? Would you fit the smack attack to your steering wheel?