Embraced by cash-strapped students and young professionals struggling to scratch a living out of this cruel world, ramen noodles have gotten a bad rap as being a depressing last resort option for a cheap and lonely meal. But that reputation could easily be undone with this brilliant Anti-loneliness bowl that makes it easy to surf or have a FaceTime conversation while you enjoy your noodles.
Designed by Daisuke Nagatomo and Jan Minnie of MisoSoupDesign, the bowl also doubles as a passive amplifier for your phone’s speaker when it’s empty, making it possibly one of the most useful smartphone accessories ever devised. You’ll of course want to strongly consider a screen protector if you vigorously slurp your noodles, but hold off until we get the official word on whether or not the Anti-loneliness bowl is actually going into production. [MisoSoupDesign (Facebook) via DramaFever]