Kotaku – Maybe you want privacy. Or maybe you want to sing karaoke or talk online. Or maybe you want to be alone. Good news, there’s a box for you. A six hundred dollar box. It’s called “danbocchi,” which is a pun on the Japanese word for “cardboard” (“danbooru” or ????) and “lonely” (“bocchi” or ???). Danbocchi is a reinforced cardboard box, designed for people who sing karaoke or gamers who want to voicechat online. On average, it is soundproofed up to 30 decibels, which helps to cut down loud voices. Danbocchi isn’t a soundproof booth, but a sound dampening one. If you live in an apartment with thin walls or reside with fussy family members, using danbocchi means that you don’t have to worry as much about talking or singing. The danbocchi was first shown off this spring in Japan as part of a promotion for PS3 karaoke game Joysound Drive. It goes on sale later next month in Japan for 59,800 yen or around US$600.
Chicks would absolutely lose their minds if their dudes just locked themselves away in their own little privacy box right in front of their faces. They can’t stand when guys have any sort of fun without them. You know how the texts you get when you’re out with your boys escalate. One minute she’s saying “Have fun, I love you!” and the next minute she’s like, “Where are you!?!? Answer me!! I hope those whores you’re fucking give you something that makes your tiny dick fall off!” Meanwhile, you’re just shitfaced playing Naked Photo Hunt at some dump. But for your sake, at least you’re nowhere near her. Sitting in your own box next to the bed though means you’re gonna feel her wrath. “What are you doing in there? Texting some slut!?!? Masturbating to disgusting porn!?!?!” Meanwhile, you’re actually just playing GTA and trying to be politely quiet because it’s late. The beat-off sesh goes on when you’re not home, honey. Before you know it, she flips the box over with you in it and your $600 courtesy gesture to her turns into a $600 place to hide her body. Bad idea, Japan.