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From "Shark Tank"… to your Pickup Truck

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November 7, 2014

As RV campers, we’re always on the lookout for interesting gadgets that improve the daily experience with our vehicles. One of the most unique is the Drop Stop (http://goo.gl/2tmcH9), the “original patented car seat gap filler.” Against all odds, this unusual product has become a #1 bestseller in the automotive category. It solves a design problem that we have in all of our vehicles.

The Drop Stop is one of those goofy yet brilliant ideas that simply works. The goal of this product is to fill that annoying crack between the center console and car seat, an area the makers of Drop Stop call the “Carmuda Triangle.” (We like a company with a sense of humor.)

The Carmuda Triangle is the place where keys, cellphones, spare change, jewelry, makeup, credit cards, bottle caps, pens, gum, and more tend to disappear. Often stuff slips through the cracks and is pretty much gone, sometimes for years, maybe forever.

We’ve all dropped valuables into the Carmuda Triangle. Recently we were cleaning out our Ford F250 SEEMORE and we found some clutter from back in 2007 – our first year using the truck! It was nice seeing that old tourist brochure from Santa Fe, New Mexico. But it would’ve been nicer if it hadn’t been stuck on our truck floorboard for several years.

Drop Stop is squishy stuff with a universal black neoprene casing. There’s a hole for seatbelts to slip through. Once installed, it’s pretty much invisible. You’ll forget it’s even it’s there, until you drop something on it. At that moment, you’ll love it – because your stuff will be easily accessible, and not trapped in the Carmuda Triangle.

Drop Stop can be squished and stretched to fit in any size car seat crack (from as small as 1/4 inch all the way up to 3.5 inches wide). So it’s good for everything from German sports cars to Kentucky diesel trucks.

You may remember seeing this concept on TV’s Shark Tank. Drop Stop is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?!” products. It was a smart idea because the product addresses a specific need.

The special package deal offered here includes a couple of handy freebies: a Slide Free Pad and an LED Credit Card Light.

The Slide Free Pad is a grippy rubber surface that helps secure items like cellphones in your vehicle.

The LED Credit Card Light is a slim lighting solution that fits in a wallet, or wherever you choose to insert it.

Overall this is a nice deal that includes several useful gadgets.

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