This ramen fork will play noises to cover up your gross slurping

From Engadget - October 24, 2017

The tech-enhanced fork can detect multiple types of slurping sounds, which must have been incredible amounts of fun in the programming stages. It's based on the idea behind a Japanese toilet that makes sounds when you are . . . er. . . never mind.

When the fork hears you engaging in noodle harassment, the Otohiko will connect to an app on your smartphone and direct it to play customizable sounds to cover up your shame. (The question of why you ca not just open an app on your phone and play music to cover your poor noodle behavior is a fair one, but let's not get bogged down in the details.) The battery lasts about an hour, and it's important to note that the handle of the awkwardly proportioned device is not waterproof, in case you were considering dunking the entire thing in your ramen.


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