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RyGuy

Headrest Headphone Hook System

by RyGuy Jun 19, 2012
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Dude, this is an awesome solution. Thanks! : D

Dude, this is awesome. Thanks! : D

I'm printing one right now to try. I've been hoping for a solution to keep my girls' car headphones from getting broken. :)

Good deal!

I snaked the cord through the curve I put on the backside which gives nice friction against the headrest/shoulder of the seat which helps if you have a power yanker. I have seen some pretty aggressive unintentional pull-outs and this somewhat mitigates the direct force on the headphone jack and p
ort.

My girl is fairly destructive (why I went to 30% infill) and so far so good; and she actually said thanks cuz it made it easy to hang up/retrieve them on her own after buckling herself up!

She is obsessionally independent for a 4yr old...

Yeah, I went 30% infill on the brace, but I only went 10% on the hook. The brace seemed a little more frail, thus greater infill... the hook is pretty beefy, and I might want it to crush in an accident, thus 10% on the hook. :)

So far, they work great. Thanks again for posting your creation!

Ryguy, I want to start by thanking you for sharing your creation. This is what the 3D printing world is all about.

I want to bring your attention to a very, very, big issue: your headrest headphone hook system is extremely dangerous.
If someone is sitting in the back of your car and you have a car accident, the hook system will very likely crush into the skull of the person behind. I invite you to watch the
following two car crash tests videos and to pay attention at how the dolls move during an accident. These dolls are designed to mimic humans.

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Cars from the 50s and 60s (like Cadillacs) used to have big protruding switches for the radio, lights, etc. After an accident, X'Rays often showed people with a switch in their head, and well, recovering was somewhat difficult... This is the reason why nowaday switches in cars are very small. And
I think that this is the reason why car producers don't sell cars with headphone hook systems. It's too dangerous.

I understand that you've put a lot of work in this creation, but I think that you should remove your creation from the websites you uploaded it and also remove it from your car.
(DocRa
yStantz, please do the same.)

I wish you a very nice day and I'm sending you greetings from France.

Laurent

PS: English isn't my first language, I hope I could express myself in a clear and non authoritarian manner. :)

Laurent,

I would fully agree with you in a no-belted situation and possibly a full size adult shoulder restraint setup but this item was designed for the headrest back in front of a designated 4 point harness car-seat installation. Here is a video of crash testing with a front facing car seat: http://www.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=AjKeq2p8kRYyoutube.com/watch?v=AjKeq2p8kR... Different vehicles have varying distances from 2nd row seating to front row. I originally found mobile video monitor solutions like this one: http://accessories.lincoln.com/screen-asy-9956.htmlhttp://accessories.lincoln.com... that connects to the head rest rails just like my hook and protrudes ev
en further out than the hook but is a factory installable option for our vehicle and licensed by Ford/Lincoln... Our gap is quite large being a Lincoln MKT and puts the hook just barely in full arm extended length of the occupant it is in front of.

I think it needs to be considered on each insta
ll wither or not adding anything to the back of a head rest is valid…

I just put a warning in the description referencing the potential danger before printing and installation just in case.
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Hi Ryguy,

Sorry for the delay.

Thanks a lot for your quick and documented answer. Now that you've kindly added a warning people will better decide if they can use the hook or not.

I wish you a pleasant day.

Best regards,
Laurent