Do you know the distance a distracted driver took his/her eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds while driving at 60 mph? It could be the entire length of a FOOTBALL FIELD without looking!!
Thousands of people die each year as a result of distraction while driving. Reaching out to something while driving is certainly one of the unnecessary distractions that can be minimized.
Driving to work or a simple road trip, the common items we always have to look down and search are Tissues, Coins, and maybe Water Bottles and Phones. Wouldn't it be nice to have a central location for all these items? This is why we invented ArmRestor to bring what you need closer to you, so you can concentrate on the road.
ArmRestor is an all-in-one armrest solution, so that all of us can enjoy our ride the way it should be. The ArmRestor fits in all vehicle types, providing an easy attachment between the window and weather stripping without any obstruction to your vehicle. The material used for the device is plastic avoiding damage to the window or the interior of your vehicle. The plastic material can withstand different temperature conditions keeping the longevity of your device.
1. Comfort in all weather conditions
We all spend a lot of time on the road, if you don't sit right, you will notice the small discomforts of the low back, upper back, shoulders, and neck. Leaning against the door will hurt your back in a long run. The air cushioned slidable armrest pad allows you to rest your arm in a more comfortable fashion, thereby giving your body a more relaxed resting position, removing the restless feeling of driving.
You do not have to wait for a sunny day for a good ride. You can enjoy your ride in a rainy day too!
2. Safety- Keep your eyes on the road.
You do not have to reach out to your glove box or the center armrest to get tissues and coins. ArmRestor is in your eyesight and will help you to keep your eyes on the road.
3. Convenience- One central location for your stuffs
Tissue Dispenser, Coins Dispenser, and Bottle/Phone Holder. You can get a simple upgrade in your car with Armrestor.
4. Easy to use and Tool-less installation
It will take less than a minute to install ArmRestor to your car without any tool. That's right, no tool! The ArmRestor lip slips into any area on your door panel between the weather stripping & window in an open or closed position.
The ArmRestor can be fitted along any area of your door panel. The slidable cushion pad helps to avoid any objects on the door panel without sacrificing the comfort of arm resting. By slightly pressing the pad release button located in the center of the pad, the pad can slide easily with slight pressure: the pad will move along the base and lock in various preset intervals by releasing the button. The pad can be removed from the uni-body base unit for cleaning purposes. The pad has a slidable capacity area of about 3 inches out from the base ends.
The tissue dispenser holds standard size Kleenex tissues purchased at any shopping grocery center. In the back of device, simply insert the tissues in the center of the inner backside lip. Pull out one tissue to have the tissue exposed through the tissue lip for easy dispensing.
Holds your quarters, nickels and dimes. Simply insert your coins into the proper coin chambers (Q,N,D) from the front: the puck attaches to a spring, securely holding your coins for disbursement. Removing a coin is simple, just place your finger under the mouth opening and slide the coin out.
Detachable Bottle/Phone HOLDER:
This awesome feature allows you to move the cup to either side tray located at the end of the device. Simply push down the button feature located on the arm base of the bottle holder, slide out the bottle holder from the tray area. To place the bottle holder on either side of the unit: simply press down the button feature located on the arm base, and snap the cup holder into the aperture located within the tray area.
The bottle holder allows swivel action to accommodate the end user comfort by just moving the bottle holder in a 270-degree fashion with preset locking positions. The ergonomically designed bottle holder allows for standard Industry cans and Styrofoam cups. The bottle holder will tightly hold any drink into position while driving.
Questions and Answers:
Q: I have a big truck, will ArmRestor fit it?
A: Measure the thickness of the panel (from the window to the inside of the door), let us know the size and we will let you know if it fits or not.
Q: Does the ArmRestor need any adhesives, screws, or other attaching elements?
A: No, the ArmRestor device was developed and patented to allow the unit to station on your door panel without the use of these tools or attachment materials. The lip adjustment allows the device to fit securely & comfortable along any door panel.
Q: What type of leather ArmRestor is using?
A: Synthetic leather- it is made with high-grade vinyl which is tough and durable, easy to clean and maintain.
Q: Will the ArmRestor look or appear to fit smoothly or look right?
A: Yes, the patented features and ergonomic design fits smoothly on the door panel. The adjustable lip will allow the ArmRestor to press tightly along the door panel for a tight and smooth fit without the lumbered appearance.
Q: Is the ArmRestor permanently positioned on the door panel?
A: NO, it is your choice to leave it there permanently or not. The device is portable and the adjustment mechanisms allow you to easily remove it, reposition it, or replace it back on your door panel.
Q: Can the ArmRestor Device only be on the driver’s side door panel?
A: No, the device was designed & patented to be used as a reversible Armrest and can be used on any one of your door panels. The bottle holder positions on each side of the Device, allowing the bottle tray removed and positioned on either side. This will allow the bottle tray to position in the front.
Q: Can you place the bottle holder on the back end of the Device?
A: Yes, the bottle holder has two positions, one on each end. It is up to the owner to use it to their best intentions. We recommend having the bottle holder rest in the front side for easy access while driving. For passenger use, the bottle holder can be in either position.
Q: Will the Lip scratch the window?
A: No, the material used is plastic. The ergonomically developed Lip avoids the back end from rubbing against your window.
Q: What material is ArmRestor using?
A: The ArmRestor is made of automotive friendly plastics with UV stabilizers and is scratch resistant.
Q: Will a drink spill while driving?
A: No, the design of the bottle holder and unit will withstand road bumps, so it acts as a shock absorber. Your bottle of water will be safe.
Q: Will the drink come out of the bottle holder if I slam the door?
A: It is intended for water bottle, so it will be fine. Let's not slam your door, bad for your car!
1) Place the ArmRestor in an area along the door panel where it avoids any intrusion of your door latch or door LIP release knob.
2) The best option of inserting the lip of the hook, is to have your window rolled down completely and in some cases, to leave the window slightly visible, then locate the lip between the window and area of your weather stripping, then roll the window up to ensure it is attached properly.
3) The device will comfortably stay in position by simply pressing the body of the ArmRestor against the side of the inside door panel, first by pressing in the hook release button located on the top side of the hook area device: Adjust the hook according to the depth of your door panel. This will ensure the device properly secures against the door base by allowing the adjustable hook attachment to adjust to the depth or thickness of your door panel & allow the device to stay in position with the window open or closed, without coming off.
- Allow the positioning of the ArmRestor along the door panel to avoid interference with the steering wheel, so that you have the most comfortable positioning of the Device. The slidable pad allows you to use the device as close or far from you since the pad feature moves along the base.
- Be diligent where you place the device on the door panel so to avoid the objects that may be on your door panel such as the handle to open the door or the doorknob.
- Before closing or slamming your car door, be sure to remove any drinking cup from the bottle- holder that does not have a lid cover, as precaution, so to avoid the cup from potentially spilling out any liquid.
- Be cautious of drinking hot items placed in your bottle holder as you may unintentionally hit the cup while driving and may burn your hand or leg. Place water bottle only in the bottle holder in the appropriate position.
➢Allow the positioning of the ArmRestor along the door panel to avoid interference with the steering wheel, so that you have the most comfortable positioning of the Device. The slidable pad allows you to use the device as close or far from you since the pad feature moves along the base.
➢ Be diligent where you place the device on the door panel so to avoid the objects that may be on your door panel such as the handle to open the door or the doorknob.
➢ Before closing or slamming your car door, be sure to remove any drinking cup from the cup-holder that does not have a lid cover, as precaution, so to avoid the cup from potentially spilling out any liquid.
➢ Be cautious of drinking hot items placed in your cup holder as you may unintentionally hit the cup while driving and may burn your hand or leg. Place the cup holder in the appropriate position.
Risks and challenges
It took us many years and more than 30 revisions to design and perfect the ArmRestor. We had spent most of our time in the main body design starting with multi-components to the unibody design. Our concern was mainly the durability of the product. The snap-in features were the most critical parts of our design process. We made several prototypes for initial testing. The supplier liked our ideas and agreed to start the mold for real product testing. We have been using the real product for strength and temperature testing rather than the ONLY one expensive and weak 3D printed prototype. The supplier has helped us to troubleshoot and perfect the product to the final stage where we are now.
Our supplier is an injection molding company located in China. It has over 20 years of experience and a complete quality management systems including ISO9001 and ISO14001. The good news is the tooling is almost done (just needs two more months for fine tuning on the molds). Your pledges will help cover the tooling cost and MOQ (minimum order quantity), as well as packaging and shipping. We will ship ArmRestor rewards to backers as early as Apr 2015, so you will be ready for your road trip in the spring!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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