You’ve done it, your significant other has done it, and you know your friends have done it. We’re talking about Netflix adultery, a crime more heinous than spilling spoilers that could break any relationship. One U.K.-based ice cream company is here to end the betrayal.
Cornetto, also known as the muse for director Edgar Wright’s so-called Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End), is dipping its cones — er, toes — into the technological fashion realm with “Commitment Rings” that are programmed to keep your partner from Netflix-and-chilling (literal version) without you.
According to Fast Co. Create, the rings are linked to a mobile app that is connected to a streaming engine and allows you to pick the shows you want to watch with your significant other, placing a lock on said shows. The rings are made with Near Field Communication technology that sends a signal to a mobile app when the rings are near each other; only then will the ban be lifted, allowing you to binge on “your” shows.
There’s no word yet about how to take the next step and get a pair of these Commitment Rings or official streaming partners.
Check out the video below if you’re thinking of proposing to your loved one.