The purpose of this attachment is to counterbalance the weight of the Tri-Pi Grip and is intended to be used in conjunction with such.
It’s designed to offset the additional weight which is added to one side of the steering wheel and hence reduce the fatigue on the driver.
This is particularly useful for drivers who have a weak grip or poor muscle strength in their wrist, fingers or arm. Most people won’t find that this type of device is necessary and personally I don’t think it will prove a substantially aid to most people, however if you are in the minority group which has limited arm/hand functionality then this very probably will interest you.
The standard model comes with a mass (weight) of 24 ounces, however it’s also available at 4 or 8 ounces depending on your preferences.
The counter balance is quick release similar to the MPS Monarch counter balance which itself is very similar to the MPD version.
The quick release function is mainly useful for quickly converting the car to more comfortably allow for able bodied driving, but it’s also marketed as being ‘readily removable for ambulance drivers without the need for equipment’ by Mobility Products and Design.
Ultimately I don’t think that this particular steering wheel control is useful for most people and perhaps the money would be spent better on other things.
The attachment itself is rather compact and non-intrusive so it fits comfortably onto the steering wheel and its color and material composition will blend in rather nicely with most dark grey steering wheels.
To find and purchase this device you’ll need to ring around your local disabled car dealerships to see if they have it in stock, just remember that if they don’t you can also ask for the MPS Monarch version which is incredibly similar.
Generally when most people are looking into buying accessories for their steering wheel they aim for either a single or a tri-pin grip to assist in turning the wheel using only one hand in a safe and comfortable manner.