For parents with teenagers who are addicted to their phones, or to hosts of a dinner party who struggle to maintain the attention of guests throughout the nice, this is an ideal invention.
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help fund a new smartphone isolation box called DistractaGone, which is the brainchild of a team based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
The reinforced digital box – which fits up to four phones at a time – is locked by entering a time code, and will only open once the timer has expired, be that 10 minutes or a few hours.
If you tend to check your smartphone a little too often for updates and to reply to messages, you may be interested in a new smartphone isolation box called DistractaGone, which has been created by a team based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Simply place your smartphone inside the box to help you focus more effectively on the task you should be completing rather than using the latest application on your smartphone.
Check out the video below to learn more about this simple solution to help you unplug from your smartphone whilst at work or when engaging in other activities. Its creators explain a little more about the DistractaGone box.
Smartphone addiction is a growing problem that often interferes with our personal and professional lives. DistractaGone is an ingenious solution that allows you to lock up your phone in a box that only opens after a set period of time, offering you a period without constant distraction.
Trying to get some work done, enjoying dinner conversation or even watching a movie can be pretty tough with your phone serving up distractions in the form of various notifications, but even if you’re the kind of person who just can’t stop checking their handheld every few minutes, there is still hope. Introducing DistractaGone, a smart box that locks up to four phones at a time and keeps them inside for as long as you decide.
DistractGone is fairly easy to use. Just open the lid, place the phone inside, close it up and set the number of minutes or hours you want to keep it locked up for. After you press the lock button, you have five seconds to cancel, after which the only way to access the phone until the set period of time expires is to brutally force it open. Its makers, a team of designers from Amsterdam, claim that DistractaGone helps user find some peace, focus on their work and enjoy the company of friends and family.