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Convenient bowl lets you slurp noodles and stare at your phone

Is this the peak of our smartphone obsession?


Mike Wehner


Posted on May 23, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 6:35 pm CDT

We all love ramen, and we all love our smartphones, but if your love for these two staples of human existence is so overwhelming that you need to combine them, it might be time to reevaluate some of your life choices. 

Nevertheless, China has come up with a way to do just that. This is the iPhone noodle bowl, and it’s here to make your dreams come true. 


With designs to accommodate either Apple’s iPhone or any number of Android devices, the dish provides a perfect viewing angle for your precious touchscreen, letting you slurp down your lunch without peeling your eyes away from all those crucial social network notifications. 

In truth, the bowl, which is available for next to nothing on the Chinese shopping site Taobao, is nothing more than a carefully designed soup bowl with a slot for your smartphone, but what it says about the current state of our smartphone-obsessed culture speaks volumes. 

H/T Michael Anti | Image via Taobao

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*First Published: May 23, 2015, 4:57 pm CDT