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Here’s A Unique Gadget Created By This Guy to Protect Heads While Using Phones in Bed
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Here’s A Unique Gadget Created By This Guy to Protect Heads While Using Phones in Bed

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Today, we’re excited to introduce you to the latest gadget created by Kazuya Shibata. While it may seem unusual at first glance, this device could be a game-changer for many, particularly those who spend a lot of time relaxing in bed while scrolling on their phones. As some of you may already know, this habit can pose a risk, with the potential for your phone to slip from your hand and land directly on your face. It’s a situation many of us can relate to! For those looking to avoid such mishaps, we’re thrilled to showcase the innovative work of this Japanese inventor, who aims to both enhance the lives of others and bring joy to those who discover his creations. As he puts it, “The greatest joy for me is seeing people surprised or laughing at my inventions.”

Kazuya also shared some personal details about himself: “I live in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan (near Tokyo). My current dream is to have a workshop that is separate from my home, and it seems like that dream is about to come true.”

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Meet Kazuya Shibata, a creative mind from Japan known for surprising his followers with the most unique inventions

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We got in touch with the creative mind from Japan to ask him some questions about his recent invention. First, we were curious about the shield protecting our faces from injuries caused by our phones. Asked how he came up with this idea, Kazuya answered: “I’ve also experienced the pain of dropping my smartphone on my face while using it in bed or on the sofa. I was sure that this is a common problem many people can relate to, so I decided to create a solution.”

Recently, he challenged himself to solve a common problem faced by those who spend a lot of time relaxing in bed while scrolling on their phones and accidentally dropping them

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Kazuya devised a tool featuring a shield that activates as soon as the phone slips from a person’s hand and falls toward their face

Image credits: KAZUYA SHIBATA

We were also interested in other projects Kazuya has worked on. We found out: “I’ve also created other inventions like ‘A Box That Makes Anything Appear Glamorous,’ ‘A Device That Precisely Presses the X Button on Annoying Web Pop-up Ads,’ and ‘A Device That Automatically Dispenses Tissues One at a Time.’” If you’re curious to learn more about them, you should definitely check them out.

The inventor shared the process of designing his gadget on his YouTube channel, discussing each detail of working on this exciting project

Image credits: KAZUYA SHIBATA

Image credits: KAZUYA SHIBATA

Asked if there were any investors willing to support his project, Shibata mentioned: “This project was a collaboration with the Japanese home center ‘Cainz.’”

Shibata has also told us more about where his interest in making his innovative devices comes from: “I’ve always loved creating things since I was young. I majored in electrical engineering in college, but I learned most of my skills in mechanical design, electronics, and programming from YouTube.”

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Utilizing 3D printers, he crafted the parts of the shield

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Finally, we wanted to find out if many people turned out to be interested in getting one of his gadgets to protect their head from a phone. The inventor shared with us: “Many people have expressed their desire to own this invention (haha), but in reality, it might not be very useful. For example, when using this device, you have to hold your smartphone at a very high position (with your arm extended) because the sensor that detects the fall of the smartphone is installed at a high position (due to the relationship with the falling speed). Also, the face-protecting shutter fails to close in time about once in every ten times.”

Lastly, he added: “All my inventions are themed around being ‘barely useful,’ and I do not intend to sell them.”

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Shibata also demonstrated the integration of single parts into one piece

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The next step was to bring the device to life and ensure the shield would activate automatically when triggered in the right way

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Kazuya conducted the first test in his workshop

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After confirming the shield’s functionality, tried it out himself with success

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Excited to showcase his invention to a wider audience, he tested the device on volunteers who admired his work

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Image credits: KAZUYA SHIBATA

Image credits: KAZUYA SHIBATA

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Additionally, he had the opportunity to present his invention on a TV show

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For more of Kazuya Shibata’s work, check out his Instagram. We’re eagerly anticipating his future creations!

Image credits: KAZUYA SHIBATA

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IamMe
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or, you could just lay on your side and prop your phone up.

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Kim Gilbert
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That would be preferable to lying on your back with some vast unnecessary gadget over your face. Agreed.

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Marley Nachi
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's a word for this kind of invention "Chindogu". They're inventions that end up being funny and more over the top than the problems they're trying to solve. If anything, it's a fun project for him to experiment with 3d printing and electronics, lol. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chind%C5%8Dgu

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somnomania
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

my phone screen turns off when it detects that it's in that orientation.... hence i usually use it while laying on my side or reclining

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IamMe
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or, you could just lay on your side and prop your phone up.

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Kim Gilbert
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That would be preferable to lying on your back with some vast unnecessary gadget over your face. Agreed.

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Marley Nachi
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's a word for this kind of invention "Chindogu". They're inventions that end up being funny and more over the top than the problems they're trying to solve. If anything, it's a fun project for him to experiment with 3d printing and electronics, lol. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chind%C5%8Dgu

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somnomania
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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

my phone screen turns off when it detects that it's in that orientation.... hence i usually use it while laying on my side or reclining

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