If you have a smartphone, you know the struggle to disconnect is real.
Friends, your boss, and your mother now expect an almost instant response to every text, email, and phone call. Sometimes it seems like the person lighting up your phone is more important than the person lighting up your life, sitting right across from you.
Now it appears Ikea has decided enough is enough!
The company best known for its low-priced, ready-to-assemble furniture is getting ready to roll out its LOGGED OUT placemats. The placemats feature a pocket for your phone.
(This is real; you can see for yourself on page 8 of of the September 2015 Press Kit.)
If the thought of putting your phone in a pocket for the duration of dinner induces panic, this placemat picture suggests the cloth is very thin and you’ll still be able to see your phone lighting up.
Conversely, if you’re looking for a more severe solution for your smartphone-obsessed dinner companion, send the cell to the slammer. This Cell Lock-Up is available right now on Amazon for about $16.