'Anti-loneliness ramen bowl' turns your phone into your date

Eating alone doesn't have to be so depressing anymore. MisoSoupDesign's "Anti-loneliness ramen bowl" fills your tummy up with warm and delicious noodles and also provides companionship for single men and women.

We don't have any qualms with eating alone, but some people just can't pry themselves away from their phones; even during a meal. Enter the anti-loneliness ramen bowl. The anti-loneliness ramen bowl is designed by Daisuke Nagatomo and Jan Minnie lets a person eat noodles and use their smartphone simultaneously. With it, you can watch a funny cat video, browse the Internet, or even video chat with someone else.

We're not saying it's a good idea to be glued to your phone all the time, but we also can't deny its usefulness when time is of the essence. And apparently, the bowl also doubles as a passive amplifying speaker, if that helps you justify it to yourself.

Don't pull out that credit card just yet. According to MisoSoupDesign's Facebook page, the bowls are still prototypes, but will be available soon.

Personally, we'd much rather prefer a noodle-shaving robot as an eating buddy instead.

MisoSoupDesign, via CNET and DramaFever

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