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Phone Prison Keeps Apps On Lockdown

A plastic prison for mobile phones might only seem useful for parents who want to make sure their kids are doing homework instead of texting friends. But just think how much work you could get done without easy access to Twitter, Facebook, and Words With Friends. This $US20 novelty item could vastly improve the nation’s productivity.

The Cell Lock-Up has enough capacity to hold a gang of six mobile phones, and comes complete with bunk beds and stands for supporting imprisoned devices. At the push of a button they can be locked down in 15, 30, 45, or 60 minute sentences, complete with a judge’s voice announcing the verdict and Law & Order-esque slamming cell door sound effects. And if someone tries to break them free before the timer runs out, an alarm will sound with a warning message that a break out is in progress. There’s no word on whether or not a call from the Governor can free a given device in the event of an emergency phone call, and you’ll want to remind your handset to be on the lookout for stylus shivs while they’re locked away.