You know what you definitely don't need? A phone that works while you're taking a shower. Aren't showers, like, the last sacred place on Earth? The one place you can't check your email or text or talk on the phone and just ... be? Well, they exist now. Yes, waterproof phones have now made their inevitable way onto the market. And while they're nice for the ol' dropping your phone into the toilet sitch that happens time to time, please, guys, don't talk on the phone in the shower. It's bad enough you text while you poop.
The phone is the Sony Xperia Z, and it can be submerged in three feet of water for up to half an hour without damage. According to Sony, it can be dropped in the bath, in puddles -- or, yes, taken into the shower.
While I really do think it's great that there is a phone that can withstand accidental drops into puddles and toilets and whatnot, I really hope talking on the phone in the shower doesn't become a thing. And not just because I don't want the visual of you soaping betwixt your legs while we're making plans, but because, for the love of Christ, can't we have a minute alone? Are we that afraid of what we'll find out?!
We are literally glued to our phones these days. I swear, any time I'm in my car and am stopped at a light, the person next to me is looking down at a little glowing screen. At the store, same thing. Walking down the street, again. It's non-stop. And while it's convenient being able to reach anybody at any moment, I don't think having 20 minutes to ourselves each day is the worst thing in the world. In fact, it's a good thing.
Reflect on the day, people. It goes a long way.
Are you attached to your phone?
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