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Soup bowl makes it cool to eat alone

Bowl holds phone in place, doubles as a speaker amplifier

MisoSoupDesign Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl

The digital age has brought about plenty of great gadgets. The smartphone. The tablet. The Boombot. It’s also, unfortunately, brought about a degradation of people’s social skills. Everywhere you go, you see people in the familiar pose — hunched over their device, oblivious to the world around them. It’s a lonely behavior that makes walking past them in a hallway awkward, driving dangerous, and eating together with them downright annoying.

Well, it appears as though we’ve got at least one of these problems solved: introducing MisoSoupDesign’s “Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl”. It was designed by Daisuke Nagatomo and Jan Minnie and as you can see, it’s a ramen bowl that comes equipped with a rim slot to fit a smartphone.

Different MisoSoupDesign Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowls

Rolling your eyes at the fact that this bowl encourages the anti-social to be more, well, anti-social? Take comfort in the fact that the slot also doubles as a sound amplifier. Granted it’s nothing near the sound you’ll get from a high quality portable speaker, but it is enough to allow the soup guzzling loner to blast their Bon Iver for all to hear.

Listening to music with MisoSoupDesign Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl

According to MisoSoupDesign’s Facebook page, their “Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl” is still in the prototype stage, but they will be available soon.

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