* I was given a case to review, however ALL opinions are my own *
I live in Houston- where there are currently no laws regarding hands-free driving. Since moving here in 2013, my anxiety regarding driving on the roadways has increased. People just don’t seem to pay attention while driving. Every time I’ve had a close call, or the car is moving too slow, etc., I’d peek at the driver, and they’d always be either texting or on the phone. I am a HUGE advocate against distracted driving, especially when phones are involved.
According to the National Safety Council– April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The NSC points out that just because you are driving hand’s free, doesn’t mean it’s always the safest. You can also be mentally distracted as well, by using the hands-free options on your vehicle’s dashboard. such as dictating a text or email. BUT, in my opinion, I still consider using a hands-free device as a step in the right direction.
When Santa Barbara-based company Zuna Drive started following me on Twitter, I was beyond thrilled and immediately reached out to them, because they believe in hands-free driving as well. They offer phone cases that have a built-in hook that attaches to your air conditioner vent. It’s a great and stylish phone accessory that is durable (with triple co-molded construction) and isn’t bulky.
After getting the case out of its packaging, I snuggled my phone into the case and went to run errands. Before driving off, I attached the hook to my horizontal air conditioner vent and let the phone vertically hang. The weight of the phone makes the hook stay in place. Once I’m at my destination, I just detach the hook and tuck it back into the case and I go about my merry way. One thing I will say, that do to the phone hanging there by only the hook, it will shift slightly when turning (as it did for me, but it’s not too noticeable). When I first attached it and started driving, I felt great knowing that my hands were on the wheel and I was more focused on the road. I mainly use my phone for navigation, so it’s been a blessing to not have to hold it. The screen is also easier to see because my air vents are close to eye level.
If you are looking for an affordable way to be hands-free, check out Zuna Drive.