The design features a plastic surface that holds small gadgets like MP3 players. The designer of a car accessory from Essex has won the top award at the British Invention Show in London. Gary Smith, from Clacton, beat competitors from across the world to take the Most Innovative Design award for his “CD Slot Mount”.
It fits into the CD player to provide a platform for items such as sat navs, iPods or mobile phones to be put on. “When they announced it you could have knocked me down with a feather,” Mr Smith, 57, said. “At the show it was amazing because there were people there with some mind-blowing things and for them to choose this, which is a simple product, was amazing.” He explained he had spent about two years developing what is his first ever invention.
The idea was sparked when his sat nav was stolen from the dash board of his car and he was looking for a less visible place to put it.
The awards ceremony included categories for best British and international invention, innovation and environmental designs.
See http://www.cdslotmount.com/ for more information.