When silent mode isn’t enough, seal your phone in the signal-killing Pause box

...

It’s difficult to disconnect. At home, at work, in the meeting room, even in the bathroom — our smartphones are always on and always with us.

But the creators of a small container called Pause want to effectively shut your smartphone down, and they don’t think you have the willpower to do it alone. And let’s face it, they’re probably right.

Pause’s co-founder, Yuval Lazi, was eating dinner with his wife and young son one night when his phone buzzed. He answered and within a moment was consumed with the device. For a few minutes his son was the only active human participant at the table.

More: Will tech take the romance out of dating and replace it with intelligence?

“It was only when he suddenly shouted, ‘Put your phone away’ that I realized how wrapped up in my phone I had been,” Lazi told Digital Trends. “And so was my wife by the way.”
After a few conversations with friends, Lazi saw the problem with the habit we all have — neglecting face-to-face interactions for our phones.

Pause is based on the concept of a Faraday cage, an enclosure that blocks electric fields. When a user put her phone into the box and closes the lid, Pause interferes with the surrounding radio waves, transforming them into electric fields and heat, according to the company. That means no signals get through and the phone won’t elicit that familiar ping.

The company is offering the boxes for $40 in an Indiegogo campaign and hopes to raise $36,000 in the next month.

We know what you’re thinking — we were thinking it too. Why drop $40 on a Faraday box when you can just silence your phone and toss it in a drawer?

“If people can put their phones in a drawer or turn them off then we absolutely encourage them to do so,” Lazi said. “The sad truth is that most people never do.”

For this reason Lazi thinks Pause is more than a gimmick — it could serve as a constant reminder to disconnect by creating a phone-free zone for families and firms.

Categories
APPLICATIONS
0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


RELATED BY

  • 5300c769af79e

    Antiflux v31-release Apk | .Com

    Antiflux an oldschool metroidvania-style puzzle platformer.The platforming is simple but fun, controls comfortably with a touch screen or controller.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Amazon Drops Wells Fargo Student Loan Program Like Hot Potato

    The student loan agreement with Wells Fargo ended less than two weeks after the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered the bank to pay US$3.Beyond the civil penalties, the CfPB ordered Wells Fargo to pay $410,000 in refunds to borrowers for illegal late fees.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Workspace ONE + Office 365: Enabling More Secure Collaboration

    Download With the increase of remote users needing to access workplace documents from their devices, providing availability while ensuring security is becoming more challenging.How do you keep your company data secure and off limits to unauthorized users and non-compliant devices?
  • 5300c769af79e

    Order Food Via Google Maps for iOS

    Simply search for a restaurant that works with area delivery services, swipe up from the bottom, and look for the "Place an order" option.A pop-up with then ask you which service you'd like to use to place an order (DoorDash, Delivery.