For Those of You with Zero Self-Control, the Phone Prison

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You just can't help yourself, can you? After a night of ruinous drinking, you come home and dial that ex, wailing for them to take you back. Or maybe you need to kick the Angry Birds addiction. Lock 'er up!

Or, as the Cell Phone Lock Up's sellers envision, torture your friends with the thing: "You'll really get 'em when you lock up their precious cell phone in this confounding wooden contraption! Watch as they flip, shake and even beg as they try to free their phone." This situation sounds really pathetic and uncomfortable and not very prank-like. Mostly just sad.

The site doesn't explain how the trap actually locks—is there a key? Magnets? But it could be the niche item the smartphone sadomasochist in your life is missing. [Cell Phone Lock Up via Random Good Stuff]

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Or for parents like myself who use denial of access to the privledge of electronics as a form of punishment.

(Psychological pain in the form of loss of gadgets/privileges, is a much more effective form of punishment than physical pain, IMHO.)