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KFC Developed A Keyboard That Keeps Phones Free Of Chicken Grease

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Texting is the last thing you should be doing when eating fried chicken. Speaking from experience, the grease marks on your phone will never truly go away. Kentucky Fried Chicken Germany has developed a way for patrons to text and enjoy their chicken without ever getting their phones oily.

By creating a tray liner keyboard, the fried chicken chain has allowed customers to easily text their loved ones without even touching their phones. All they have to do is connect the keyboard tray to their mobile device through bluetooth and they can type away as they eat.

Once they’re done, the board can simply be wiped clean, recharged and reused. The concept was tested at a location in Germany. While successful, people had a habit of taking the devices home.

Understandable, but kind of a bummer.

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The iPhone Coffee Holder, So You Never Have to Choose Between Texting & Caffeine Again

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Don’t you loathe when you’re holding your latte in one hand and your iPhone in the other, then suddenly need to respond to a text that requires you to put your coffee down in order to use your other hand to text, thus interrupting the constant flow of caffeine to your mouth? Welp, if you answered yes, you’re in luck texting fiends. Behold: The UpperCup — an iPhone case with a cupholder that lets you text while still holding onto that warm cup of espresso juice.

The idea comes from Natwerk, a company currently seeking funding on Indiegogo. An UpperCup for the iPhone 4 would run you at $25, with the iPhone 5 case going for $30.

While the idea itself is amusing, I’m a bit hesitant on the practicality of the product. What happens if you go into rapid-texting mode and accidentally spill your piping hot drink all over yourself? As the peeps over at Incredible Things explained, it would probably result in your “phone short circuiting” and you crying over spilled coffee.

H/T Incredible Things