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I Tried Out A Coaster That Talks To You While You Drink And I'd Like Real People Instead

Please hold my beer and stop talking.

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Hello, world. I am Sonia and I happen to enjoy my alcohol.

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Usually when I am out drinking with friends, I am a good, responsible and fun (if the videos they use to blackmail me are anything to go by) person.

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Sometime this month, my friend introduced me to the weirdest thing called The Bro'ster that's available in Bengaluru.

For those who haven't heard of this: The Bro'ster is an interactive, chargeable battery-operated coaster. It either encourages you to keep drinking or gets you to slow down and avoid a hangover by flashing messages on its screen every time you take a sip. Right now, it's only in five bars in Bengaluru and might find its way to more places as they expand.
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For those who haven't heard of this: The Bro'ster is an interactive, chargeable battery-operated coaster. It either encourages you to keep drinking or gets you to slow down and avoid a hangover by flashing messages on its screen every time you take a sip. Right now, it's only in five bars in Bengaluru and might find its way to more places as they expand.

Here's how it works — the Bro'ster senses the weight of the container (preferrably a bottle and holding not more than a pint) and measures how much you drink over a period of time.

And eventually gives you cute (CORNY) messages based on how much you drink over time.

I was sceptical of a coaster that tries to talk to me while I am drinking, so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

It definitely looks adorable.
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It definitely looks adorable.

Well then leggo.

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The bottle is set on the coaster and we're good to go. There's not much to do as I try really hard to not drink on duty.

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I might have placed the beer a little too heavily because it soon showed me this message. Turns out, the Bro'ster can only hold up to a pint of alcohol.

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Just to test this, I also tried using a mug at some point and poking it a little forcefully.

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The drinking begins (reluctantly) and I start seeing random messages pop up on the screen every time I lift the bottle to take a sip.

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I wholeheartedly agree with your idea of drinking, electric box.

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Corny motherfucker, please stop.

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WHY DON'T YOU SLOW DOWN?

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Let's be real: if this box told me to slow down while drinking at a bar, I would probably throw it against a wall while screaming, "JAGER BOMBS!" hence completely destroying the idea of trying to save me from a hangover.

After a point, I was literally just poking the box to see what wisdom it had to offer me.

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Sooo.

Do I like the Bro'ster? I think it's alright. It kept me entertained while I was drinking but I was also fully aware of how gimmicky it is. Would I like to see it at a bar? Proooobably not. I'll be okay talking to people instead.
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Do I like the Bro'ster? I think it's alright. It kept me entertained while I was drinking but I was also fully aware of how gimmicky it is.

Would I like to see it at a bar? Proooobably not. I'll be okay talking to people instead.