Here's a beer glass designed to keep you from staring at your phone

Here's a beer glass designed to keep you from staring at your phone
Are you the guy that spends his time at the bar staring at his phone, missing out on human connection? Are your buddies upset with you because instead of following their conversation, you're following Instagram? Salve Jorge Bar in Sao Paolo, Brazil has the solution. The bar offers the Offline Glass. This is a beer glass created by advertising agency Fischer & Friends.

The Offline Glass is supposed to "rescue people from the online world," saving them from slipping away to a world of texts, Words With Friends and Angry Birds from which they will never come back. By cutting the bottom of the glass so it will only stand up when placed on top of a smartphone, patrons of the bar staring at their phone have two choices. They can continue staring at their phone and have their frosty cold beverage spill all over the table. Or, they can use their smartphone to prop up the glass and keep it from tipping over. And if you're wondering about beer dripping down the side and destroying your phone, those behind it say that it is cut in a way to prevent condensation from dripping down the side of the glass when it is resting on your handset.

This is the sort of thing that might catch on at other bars and restaurants. Imagine forcing people to put down their smartphones to engage in a conversation with someone right in front of them. Why, it's blasphemy!

source: Telegraph, Vimeo via Gizmodo



1. Astro551

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

would like to see you try that on huawei ascend p6 *beer spills everywhere*

7. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Im pretty sure this wont work on a Galaxy Zoom user though. /s

2. timcooked

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

Thinner iPhone 5s

3. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Yeah this is a pretty stupid idea. Not all phone are the same size, which can be a problem with the thinner phones that will come out in the future or the bigger ones like the Galaxy S4 Camera.

14. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

I believe it's meant for us to get a kick out of but aside from all smartphones not being created equally, who in their right mind would use there expensive phone as a prop to hold anything up.

4. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Great till somebody knocks the table and spills beer all over you phone

11. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

xperia Z

5. Haesten

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

Great until you realize that you got two hands... :O

8. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

By extension: Great until you realize you have a phone that can be operated with one hand.

6. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

Bring a pencil to stabilize the glass, or a couple of coins to leave behind as a tip.

9. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Feel sorry for the people who will continually be cleaning up beer spills. Would that be alcohol abuse?

10. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Maybe I have a problem... it's easy to put my phone in my pocket, but putting my beer down? Not gonna happen. :-|

12. DrAnon

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

This may be the worst idea I've ever heard of in my entire life.

13. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

what an idi*ot people... drink sh*t...

15. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Sorry, not using my phone as a coaster. Dumb idea.

16. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

You are better off buying jammers from Raytheon. Face it H. sapien sapiens are in a sad state, when it comes to socializing, situational awareness, use of fermented drinks, and controlled substances.

17. madpiyal

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

What about Google glass?

18. PaulNotFromSweden

Posts: 55; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

How much beer will it hold?

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