Remember phone booths? You know, those enclosures you would find in bars, restaurants, the street, etc., where you can go in and make a phone call with relative privacy. With the cellphone becoming a part of most everyone's life, phone booths seem to be disappearing from our landscape.
However, there are times when you need to speak to someone while in a public place and you need some privacy because of either the noise or the sensitivity of the conversation. A new product aims to bring back the privacy of the old-fashioned phone booth while giving you the flexibility to use your wireless device.
The Cell Zone from Salemi Industries is a soundproof enclosure which the compoany claims will decrease outside noise by 30 or 40 decibels. Priced between $2,400 to $3,500, the booth can be fitted anywhere you would normally see a phone booth. In addition, the company says the outside of the booth has room for advertisements, so a venue and Salemi would share in the revenues.
Will the Cell Zone attract any interest from potential buyers? The company says they've gotten thousands of inquiries, but it remains to be seen if any of them will turn into actual sales. Plus, if you need to talk to someone that badly and need some privacy, wouldn't it be easier just to move to another, quieter location? Granted, if you're in a baseball stadium, for example, that quieter location is going to be hard to find, but most people can adapt to any given situation.
Plus, getting strange looks from people as if you were in a fish tank could be disconcerting as well! :))