Oh the Times Oh the Mores

Dear Forever Alones: There’s Now a Smartphone-Holding Ramen Bowl Just For You

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Tears'll just make the ramen even saltier. (Photo: Facebook)

Tears’ll just make the ramen even saltier. (Photo: Facebook)

Courtesy of CNET comes a real sign of the times: An industrial design firm has created a ramen bowl with a handy little holster for your smartphone. That’s maybe not the wisest place to put your $400 electronic device? But what makes this really sad is the packaging: CNET says the creation is being sold as the “anti-loneliness ramen bowl.”

Too bad Siri is terrible company.

If you really want something to distract from your ongoing existential crises while you eat, Betabeat recommends trying a book. Paper tends to weather soup droplets a little better than a touchscreen. 

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