The so-called TranStrap is a removable strap with handle that commuters hang from an overhead bar on mass transit vehicles so they can keep their hands off the grimy, sweaty bars.
The Boston-based Transtrap Corporation even offers a reader sling, that allows book worms to read and hold on at the same time.
Product spokesman Stan Dolberg says there was definitely a need out there from commuters who were getting sick literally sometimes of putting their hands on slippery bars where thousands of hands had been before.
Consequently, ever since the $16.95 product launched at transtrap.com three weeks ago, Dolberg says people are buying them up in a New York minute.
Dolberg says the low-hanging strap is also having an unintended consequence: It keeps people from putting their arms up too high so you dont get that nasty arm pit smell.
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