A small number of locations in Sydney and around the world are adopting measures to limit device useage in order to create a more authentic or intimate experience.

Contact Bar and Kitchen in Woolloomooloo, implemented a strategy that saw customers receive a free glass of wine in exchange for storing their mobile phone in a charging locker. https://www.businessinsider.com.au/no-phone-restaurant-sydney-2018-7, Bistecca request that “Upon entering, guests are invited to leave their phones in a lockable draw dedicated to their table.”https://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/city-file/article/mobile-phones-are-menu-cbd-restaurant

Can your “Nomophobia,( fear of missing out (FoMo), and fear of being offline (FoBo)—all anxieties born of our new high-tech lifestyles—Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-08-smartphone-anxiety-smartphones-people.html#jCp) handle being parted from your device to enjoy a digitally unfettered period of time with food, friends and/or both?

Of course ideas and spaces such as these require secure storage, further many storage options can be powered, so on reconnection with your device your are fully powered ready to engage with clients, customers, followers and social platforms. We are more than happy to liaise with your favourite public space to talk about how their patrons can unplug and enjoy some real world relations.

 

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