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Create your own hands-free kit with magnets

Rightly so, it is illegal to use your phone, music or recording device while driving which is why thousands of motorists take the safe sensible option and use a hands free kit in their vehicle. Chris from Sutton Coldfield is one of those motorists who decided to create his own hands free kit for his Sony voice recorder using self-adhesive rectangular magnets.

Rectangular self-adhesive neodymium magnets attached to a Land Rover Freelander dashboard to act as a hands free kit for Sony voice recorder

Chris, like many of us, is continually on the go dashing from one place to another and he uses his dashboard mounted voice recorder for recording notes that he then listens to later at home.

Chris said: “It’s a great way for recording anything that comes to my attention whilst driving, or things I want to remember, but can’t note down any other way at the time.

“I used two 20mm x 6mm x 1.5mm rectangular self-adhesive neodymium magnets on the dashboard, plus two corresponding ones on the back of the device, to attach a Sony digital voice recorder to my car dashboard, making it easy and safe to both to see and reach.”

The magnets used are really discreet but each can hold an impressive 0.2kg in a sheer position meaning they will hold most small electronic devices securely in place.

Of course, not everyone uses a voice recorder regularly but the same method can easily be applied to mount a mobile phone or MP3 device in the same way, allowing you to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. What’s more, electronic devices such as smartphones are not adversely affected by small magnets, in fact many modern electronic devices will already have magnets within them.

We thank Chris for taking the time to send us the above photos.

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