Do they ruin concerts? Do they take away some of the enjoyment of a live show? One company believes they do and believes they have an invention to help venues create cell free zones.
The product is called Yondr and how it works is as people come into the venue (would have to be a smaller size not a stadium) their cell phone is placed inside a Yondr case. Once they enter the venue the cases will lock. While all customers will maintain possession of their phones, they are now free to enjoy the experience without distraction. If at any point they need to use their phones, they can step outside of the Yondr phone-free zone to unlock it and use it.
There are some problems with this idea one being cost. Who is going to pay for it? The venue? Not likely. If they do you can bet that will affect the ticket price. Also what prevents someone from hiding the fact they have a phone and not putting it in the case? How many will walk out of the venue without returning it? You certainly couldn’t do this in a venue the size of the ACC or Rogers Centre.
What are your thoughts? Do you have a problem with people using their cellphones during concerts?
Glenn Danzig clearly doesn’t like it…