TOME combats smartphone addiction with unique smartphone capsule and app
Rescue your family from smartphone addiction. TOME combines the best elements of physical and digital restraint, to improve mindfulness and help parents and their children break free of device distraction.
In the modern age, family time is hindered by the smartphone. It can be detrimental to mental health, personal relationships and consequently more costly to the society we live in. Reports show that 45% of parents say they feel addicted to their mobile device, up from 27% in 2016, while teens feel their parents are addicted to their mobile device.
To combat this TOME by Medietas Ltd was created as the perfect place and the only place to put your device away for up to 4 hours. What initially seems to be just a wooden box from the outside is a hideaway for your phone that rewards you the more time you leave your phone inside. Founded by Mindful Living Coach, Calvin Niles, TOME allows more mindful use of tech and rescues your family from device addiction. Its design fits perfectly in the home leaving family time the only thing that matters once TOME is active. TOME allows you to be present in the moment by removing device distraction.
Devices can steal our focus and concentration quite easily however kids get it even worse. A recent child study found that children who spend more than two hours a day on smartphones are seven times more likely to develop ADHD – a behavioural disorder that affects one’s attentiveness, impulses and hyperactivity.
Co-founder Dr Aaron Mason, CTO recognised “device distraction has become a big issue especially for families who don’t spend enough time together, so technology like TOME is the most simple and effective way of solving this issue whilst keeping everyone happy, I know first-hand and am guilty of doing it, hence why we are working on this problem.”
With all this distraction, TOME is a symbol that represents balance, with a design that fits into any domestic or commercial environment. TOME is the perfect solution to smartphone addiction and device distraction as it’s functionality and design allows it to be a practical household item that reduces distractions. The capsule is durable and accented by sleek bamboo, diffused lighting. Inside a soft cushioned interior protects devices and most importantly it keeps your phone charged (wirelessly) so it’s ready to go when you’re ready.
TOME co-founder Calvin Niles said “As a doting father I value my time with my children enormously, but I realised that I was missing key moments in their lives due to my own device distraction. I feel we have created something special here and are really excited to be able to help bring balance back to people’s lives in this digital age.”
Companies are taking note too. Slack, the tech company that specialises in collaboration, has made protecting off-line time one of their key features as evidenced by their Do Not Disturb mode. TOME adds value in a similar way. With devices overtaking people’s daily activities regardless of age, sex, gender, career, nationality, or economic status, the symbol of TOME, that of power of intention, holds weight.
TOME can be integrated into everyday mindfulness routines and has been created for both functional and aesthetic value. Calvin further notes that “TOME was refined for quality at every stage of the design process over the last 12 months and a great deal of emphasis was placed on striking balance between the user experience and its look and feel. It is finely crafted and intuitively functional and serves as a clear place to lock away your smart devices to help achieve more quality time.”
TOME is brought to you by Medietas Ltd based in London, UK. Medietas is a start-up company founded in 2016 to create products which bring balance to people’s lives. Its crowdfunding campaign is now live on Kickstarter to fund its first commercial production run of TOME capsules for deliveries from March 2020. The crowdfunding campaign can be viewed here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/discovertome/tome-smartphone-addiction-solution
For more information about TOME, visit www.discovertome.com