May this phone-prism save us from the smog of information overload

Being distracted by our phones can cause loss of friends, alienation of loved ones, and in extreme cases, getting hit but an oncoming bus. But, who can we blame? We all do it; our screens and our digital lives just pull us in and captivate us… right?

Distracted walking is so pervasive that it yielded the invention of a gimmicky phone prism called the Urban Periscope, meant to help us interact with phones and the world at the same time. It works by redirecting your vision 90 degrees. This allows the user to stare down at their phone while also seeing what’s directly in front of them.

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