Phonecondoms-1

A Beijing restaurant trend that protects the sloppy eater’s phone. The waiters at this restaurant delicately placed the diner’s phones in the bags.

Marketers take note: Great advertising opportunity since people tend to look down at BlackBerrys so often. I have long been fascinated by the cultural differences in use of mobile phones, something I wrote about here for the IHT. Thanks for the great dinner, Andrew!

Technorati Tags: ,

Sign Up

Enter your email address below to subscribe to the mailing list and register for Social On Us, the [email protected] webinar series.


Newsletter updates
Webinars invites

Leave a Reply

36 comments

  1. I love the creativity in China.
    What a great idea?

    So know you can show off your cutting-edge mobile phone while enjoying the chinese way of diner.

    Everybody who experience a normal business diner knows that you might need such a protection for your phone. :-)

  2. Howie Wang

    This has actually been around for about 4 years now. Got my phone “condomed” at Bi Feng Tang in Shanghai in 2004.

  3. What a great idea. This would save me from getting barbecue sauce all over my iPhone!

  4. These are normal polythene covers right? you can carry these in your pocket & use it when eating.

  5. These are normal polythene covers right? you can carry these in your pocket & use it when eating.

  6. These are normal polythene covers right? you can carry these in your pocket & use it when eating.

  7. they have it for everything now days. phones, jackets, purses, and wallets

  8. uggworld

    Natural aging. Even if you put Laptop Battery away and never use it, Dell xps m1530 battery will die one day. Let me explain things a little bit more. You have to understand that, it doesn’t matter how good you care about your , it will lose performance and one day it will die. Of course, your computer battery exploits will slow the process of aging of your replacement laptop battery. In warmer environments, while the laptop is used and your battery gets warm, your battery will drain energy quicker. For this reason, the number one rule is: Keep your notebook batteries cool.

  9. So know you can show off your cutting-edge mobile phone while enjoying the chinese way of diner.

    Everybody who experience a normal business diner knows that you might need such a protection for your phone. :-)

  10. kol

    This looks ridicoulous, couldn't they design something more friendly?

  11. Great resource! Thanks so much for sharing your wealth of information.

  12. Modakram Khan

    Engineering, and Stephen Melamed – Industrial Design. Read more about
    this exciting interdisciplinary educational effort in an article in Visions at:medical billing and coding

  13. This is pretty well and nicely formed article. Thanks for sharing it

  14. hehe Big body mass has forever presented a dilemma for myself. I tried the correct drug then I lost a large amount of fat. Then I determined to put up having it since I already got the perfect body. I suggest you  possibly it's the suitable detail you require for a perfect shape.