If you’ve ridden in a cab in a major American city, you may have noticed that the driver was sitting on a bed of wooden beads. No, it wasn’t to torture your chauffeur, but keep him cooler and comfortable during a long day behind the wheel.
And now you can equip your own vehicle with a much more stylish application of this vintage technology. At the recent SEMA Show, New Jersey-based FH Group introduced premium leatherette seat covers with integrated cooling beads.
“Cooling beads center design is great ventilation for airflow,” the company noted in its signage in the new product showcase at the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s trade show. “It will help your seat to remain cool and provides a massage feature for an extensive drive.”
On the company’s website, we learn that the beads are rosewood.
Retail price is $289.99 for a pair of seat covers, but when we looked at the website, they were being offered for $199.99 a pair.
FH Group says the product “instantly upgrades your car by providing a luxurious look and feel” and are designed to keep the driver and front-seat occupant cooler in summer weather.
The covers’ non-slip interior and “intelligent” elastic edges keep them in place.
Of course, if wood cooling beads aren’t what you want for your vehicle, FH Group offers a long list of other seat covers as well as floor mats and linters, car covers, auto accessories, ranging from steering wheel covers and pet protectors to storage organizers, and outdoor products, such as mower and grill and boat covers.
For more information, visit the company website.