Nissin Introduces Noise-Canceling Ramen Fork

Megalith

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Instant ramen titan Nissin is releasing a limited-edition fork that can detect the sound of noodle slurping and trigger a nearby smartphone to play a recording to mask the food noises. This little device costs around $130, and the Cup Noodle maker is only manufacturing 5,000 of them.

The way it works is simple; the makers, instant ramen giant Nissin, have painstakingly data-mined countless samples of slurping noises and loaded it into Otohiko. If the user begins to slurp, its high-performance microphones can detect it and using near-field communication prompts their smartphone to play a cunningly deceptive “WOOOOOSH!” sound. Sound effects are also adjustable, including a xylophone!
 

the-one1

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Anyone else found it weird how they're all sharing one fork?

Also, when in Rome......do as as the Romans do.
 

Johnx64

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Man this would be great for when someone slobs on my knob in public.
 

Portman

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I thought the point of slurping loudly was to show respect in Japan. Of course I read that on the internet and haven't had ramen yet so I could be totally wrong.
 

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I thought the point of slurping loudly was to show respect in Japan. Of course I read that on the internet and haven't had ramen yet so I could be totally wrong.

You're right. Its the foreigners who have a problem with it.
 

viper1152012

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I was expecting some dectructive wave production canceling the slurping wave.... Not an even MORE ANNOYING phone sound
 

Dk975

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How about ignore the slurping sound, if another person is eating it, or you stop eating Ramen if you can't eat without slurping. $130 for some silly fork, we should be ashamed of ourselves.
 

HorseproofBacon

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Get back to me when they make a device that effectively cancels the cancer that is loud obnoxious bass and other "music".
 

gman

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My wife is Korean and in Korea it's perfectly fine to slurp and burb. Means it's yummy.
 

Mugato

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Get back to me when they make a device that effectively cancels the cancer that is loud obnoxious bass and other "music".

Get back to me when they make a device that effectively cancels the cancer - just leave the rest off, they couldn't focus on curing a disease or something? seriously.
 

NLW

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Still doesn't look like enough to prevent my urge to punch people who slurp & eat noisily. Can't stand that.
 

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Seems the Radiation is still taking its toll.
 

focbde

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Man some people are way too serious :) They're doing it as a limited run and it's obviously just for a laugh/tongue firmly in cheek.
 
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