As I wrote recently, many smartphone users don’t relish the idea of losing their devices. As I also mentioned, some of the more popular places for smartphones to be lost include bars and nightclubs. Well, it seems as though these two facts are combining to form a new tech consumption phenonemon.
According to this article on CNET, many young’uns who are concerned about the possibility of spilling drinks on their smartphones or losing them in a drunken stupor have begun carrying lower-end phones with them for their alcohol adventures. So dumb phones, which in these circumstances have been dubbed “drunk phones”, give the youngsters the ability to access integral phone features on their nights out without the risk of their losing an expensive piece of technology.
Who says kids these days can’t think for themselves?