GoSmart automotive smartphone accessory is ironically named

GoSmart Clip in action – Click above to watch the video after the jump

In a world chock-full of bad ideas, the makers of the GoSmart Clip have found a way to stand out. The device is actually quite simple in form. It's a plastic phone holder that clips onto many smartphones, and utilizes an elastic strap to adhere itself to the steering wheel. The device retails for $29.95, and it comes in both red and black.

A $30 price tag isn't too horrible for any chunk of useful plastic, but this testament to distracted driving takes "smart" to an entirely different level. The device is obviously for those who like to play on their phone when they're going 75 miles-per-hour, though the device's FAQ page tells owners not to text and drive and recommends using Bluetooth when you're on a call. That was responsible of them. And if you're wondering if the device blocks the gauge cluster, we're guessing the answer is almost always yes. But don't worry, the FAQ says that if the gauges are blocked, simply move the device too 11 o'clock or 1 o'clock on the steering wheel. Problem solved, right?

With over 5,000 deaths per year attributed to distracted driving, the GoSmart seems like one of the worst accessories ever. Luckily, the company made a video to prove how sturdy the device is, and you can check it out by hitting the jump.

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