Rewards for leaving your smartphone at the door
It’s a situation many diners know all to well: going for dinner with a friend, looking forward to catching up – but instead spending most of the meal staring at the top of their head as they sit glued to their smartphone. Enter Singapore-based Social Rehab, who recognized this problem and decided to do something about it.
Social Rehab takes a light-hearted approach to peoples’ dependancy on their phones, offering users a kit to replace their phones’ functions. The kit includes a pair of glasses with lenses that match that of an instagram filter. They also include ‘Like’ stickers that can be stuck on anyone and anything the user enjoys, a stack of branded post-it notes so that diners can write each other messages instead of sending tweets, and a sketchpad so friends can draw each other pictures. Smartphone addicts just need to email the company and they will post out a kit.
As a follow up, the company recently held a launch night in Singapore where attendees were challenged to go without their phones for the evening, and were then rewarded accordingly – the longer the attendee left their phone alone, the bigger the discount they received on drinks.