KFC wants to help you fight your internet addiction. Knowing that their fried chicken buckets are probably not going to be of much help in the cause, the company has rolled out a limited-edition product called the “Internet Escape Pod.”
The aptly named dome-shaped metal object restricts internet access once you enter it. The strong-willed among us may not need the Internet Escape Pod to stop going online when they shouldn’t. But for the rest of us lacking a strong willpower, the food chain’s new offering is something worth considering. Just make sure that you have $10,000 to spare because that’s what it is going to cost you.
(KFC seems to genuinely think that the price is not absurdly high.)
So how does this metal dome go about its business of stopping you from wasting time on Facebook and the likes?
Well, the Internet Escape Pod is basically an eight-pound stainless steel mesh cave with enamel paint and high-density architectural foam that disrupt internet connectivity. The Pod can easily accommodate up to four adults and presumably a bucket or two of Kentucky fried chicken too.
“We’ve come up with several technologically advanced, creative experiences for our customers and fans this year,” George Felix, director of advertising at KFC (U.S.), said in a statement.
“But even we feel the burden of technology during the holiday season. So we decided to go in the opposite direction and create an anti-technology product, using technology, to help one lucky buyer literally escape the holiday chaos.”
Available for consumers in the US only, the product is currently available on the company’s online store. But if you are planning on playing the waiting game till the company reduces the Dome’s ridiculously high price, that’s probably not going to happen. KFC has made it clear that they do not intend to replenish the product once it is sold out.