Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-05 04:33:22 GMT
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years. DixonMore >>
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-05 03:33:57 GMT
What's been done is nice, but the bond money budgeted for the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project has taken the road as far as it can go. "Knowing that we could not cover that amount to go all theMore >>
How to proceed with the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project? That's the question city officials hope a joint study with the state will help identify. However, as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to cost some money to get those answers - money some on the council believe is a waste of taxpayer dollars.More >>
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Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical. Nathan Areno, Director of Animal ServicesMore >>
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-05 00:09:08 GMT
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder. The DeRidder Police Department, with assistance from the Beauregard and Vernon Parish Sheriff's Offices, took PatrickMore >>
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-12-05 00:05:51 GMT
It's a big operation in a small town. The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books. "We're talking thousands, 23 pallets, each box could have 24 to 40 books in them," saidMore >>
The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books.More >>
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Having a place to put your cell phone or GPS while driving can be a pain unless you spend a few bucks on a fancy holder for your dash. This week I'm testing out a product that many viewers have requested I try. It's called the 'Gripgo,' and it promises to keep your phone or GPS snug in one spot while you drive. I 'Try It Before You Buy It.'
By now I'm sure many of you have seen the television commercial for the 'Gripgo.' You may remember the guy that attaches his cell phone to the 'Gripgo', hangs it out the window of his moving car and shakes it like crazy. Of course, the phone stays stuck the product and never falls off. But does that happen in the real world?
The product claims to have a super sticky, mess free attachment that your phone or GPS will attach to. You can install the product on your windshield with a suction cup mount or to your dash with a separate mounting tool. I ran my tests with the 'Gripgo' stuck to my windshield.
I found that the 'Gripgo' does hold a cell phone snugly, for the most part. If your phone has a rubber case, you will want to remove it before installing your phone to the 'Gripgo.' I found my rubber case wouldn't allow the phone to adhere to the secret sticky pad well enough for it to stay for any length of time. Especially if you're driving on rough roadways. After removing the rubber case, my phone pretty much stayed in place for the test.
My next step was to test the fabulous claim the 'Gripgo' was so strong at holding phones and GPS devices that you could shake it and not have your device fall off. That test lasted all of about 15 seconds before my phone hit the ground! Actually, the phone did stay stuck to the 'Gripgo', but it was the swivel joint in the mount that goes on your car that couldn't withstand the shaking. It came loose and fell off the main mounting bracket. Now, I have to say, shaking your phone out the window of your moving car is something most of us will never try. But if you have a moment and you're feeling a little daring, I still wouldn't attempt it!
Overall, the 'Gripgo' wasn't a total failure. It holds a cell phone pretty well if mounted correctly. However, you must clean the sticky mounting head of the 'Gripgo' frequently as any dust or lint in the air or on your phone will stick to it, and that greatly reduces its ability to hold the phone. It cleans easily under the tap and then let it air dry.
I found the 'Gripgo' at Walgreens for approximately $13 plus tax.