IKEA hot plate aims to eliminate phone usage during dinner

DETROIT – IKEA's newest product might encourage you to stay off your phone during dinner -- if you want your food to stay hot, that is.

IKEA's hot plate runs on surrendered smartphones.

Diners in Taiwan tested out the new device at an in-store dinner. The more phones that were added, the hotter the plate got. Check out the video below.


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