Hold the phone. This might just be the best thing we’ve seen on the internet in a while.
Taking a cutsey approach to stress relief, Korean brand Casepub have launched these stress-busting iPhone cases featuring a silicone animal character that you can squash to your heart’s content… it’s the modern day stress ball.
While the stress ball technique may seem a little dated today, the science behind its effectiveness still stands. When stress hits, our bodies become tense and we subconsciously clench our muscles; enter the stress ball to help us to release that tension.
Speaking to the Huffington Post, stress expert and author of Is Work Killing You?: A Doctor’s Prescription for Treating Workplace Stress, Dr. David Posen explained that “the benefit of squeezing is that it releases some kind of energy — it also induces you to relax.”
With incidences of stress and stress-related illnesses on the rise, we’re open to anything that promises us a simple way of managing our mental wellbeing.
From preparing for a big presentation at work to current world events taking their toll, or simply the relentless daily grind, the ongoing mental exertion can have serious consequences for our health.
While the constant connectivity of modern technology can certainly have its own negative impact, it can also be a useful tool for managing our wellbeing while on the go.
And, as most of us would be lost without our phones by our side, what better excuse to upgrade your case and bring your phone into your anti-stress arsenal?
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Whether you’re having a desk-side meltdown or trying to keep your cool in rush hour, the squashy character on the back of the case will provide instant tension relief at your fingertips… literally.
Available for iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6 Plus/ 6s Plus. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the cases are on sale here for approx. £12.40.