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As more and more peo­ple use cell phones, tra­di­tional phone booths are dis­ap­pear­ing. Or at least the pub­lic ones are. Now, some U.S. busi­nesses are start­ing to in­stall their own com­pany phone booths.

In­creas­ingly, peo­ple are com­plain­ing that oth­ers are dis­turb­ing them by talk­ing loudly on their cells. “I re­ally felt like I couldn’t do any­thing else when some­one was on a cell phone,” says Lau­ren Em­ber­son in Psy­cho­log­i­cal Science. “I couldn’t read. I couldn’t even lis­ten to my mu­sic.” Zen­booth of Berke­ley, Cal­i­for­nia, is try­ing to change that. Zen­booth makes phone booths rang­ing in price from $3,995 (€3,480) to $15,995. It has sold its prod­ucts to com­pa­nies in­clud­ing Volk­swa­gen, Giz­modo Me­dia Group and Cap­i­tal One.

Zen­booth’s co-founder Sam John­son says he doesn’t de­scribe the com­pany’s prod­ucts as “phone booths.” In­stead, “we’re man­u­fac­tur­ing quiet spa­ces and pri­vacy,” John­son told The New York Times.

Zen­booth: of­fice phone booths

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