Full disclosure: I don’t have a smartphone. I haven’t needed one and I don’t want one, simply because I’m tired of having conversations with the tops of people’s heads. Thankfully a Brazilian advertising agency has created the perfect way to prevent all your social gatherings from devolving into glorified LAN parties.
“The Offline Glass” is a novelty beer glass with an smartphone-sized notch cut out of the bottom, which makes it virtually impossible to set it down without putting your phone down first. Designed by Fischer & Friends for use at the Salve Jorge Bar in Sao Paolo, the gimmicky glass was meant to help “rescue people from the online world,” and bring them “back to the bar tables” – the world’s original social network. Finally, those of us with smartphones can be as bored and miserable as those of us without them.
Of course, because it is more of a novelty, the likelihood of this cup actually being used anywhere and putting people’s precious iPhones in liquid jeopardy is just a little under zilch. But if it is ever released in stores, I will gladly be the stingy luddite who refuses to let my guests drink out of anything else.
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