Including a cup holder in the interior design of a car may have been the greatest idea since sliced bread. However, using it for a cup only is a close minded notion. With so many other things to throw in it, the more popular of which I’ll include in this article, you have the ability to create a home away from home, or a mobile office.
Cups and beverages are the natural choice. We thank the auto industry for including a cup holder in the interior design of our automobiles. Cups of coffee, bottles of water, and even the now popular energy drinks can accompany us on our morning commute to the office, or when picking the kids up from school. Minus the occasional spill, most of us just take this simple application for granted.
As cell phones and PDA’s become more commonplace, so does putting these devices into the drink holder. With its location being closely within reach, car cup holder adapter for large cups it makes grabbing that call all the more easier. (I want to make a note that many states are passing “hands free” laws regarding cell phone usage, and although I agree we should be driving first, texting once stopped, the cup holder is still a logical place for these types of devices.) With most cars coming standard with multiple drink holders, there are numerous places for numerous devices, in addition to cell phones and PDA’s, there are pagers, remotes for push button start cars, and gaming devices.
The high school or college student in us still might use the cup holder for change. I know my own personal cup holder a few cars back was stuffed with pennies. When driving through the fast food window, or even waiting in line at one, it wasn’t rare for me to sit and count out fifty cents or more in pennies to pay for my burger or soda. I’m sure you’re smiling to yourself as you read this, because there never seems to be any coins in there over a nickel, besides that dirty dime, that’s hiding with the pennies.
There?s one last topic, and probably the most creative. Various articles on the web describe a laptop tray that extends from the cup holder in your car. Constructed of PVC pipe, duct tape, and glue, this inventive use is described as making the morning commute more exciting. Cool idea or not, I don’t promote using any device while the car is on, or more importantly while it is in motion. For more information (or to see a picture with a detailed description) search “cup holder laptop tray” on any search engine.