Company Will Pay You $2,400 to Stay Off Your Phone for 24 Hours


PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES, a company that tests home services and products, is holding a 24-hour digital detox challenge. They'll pay their chosen challengers over two grand to survive a whole day without screens.

According to the company, the ideal candidate is someone who is "definitely into tech" and up for a challenge. And while it might seem easy to take an Instagram detox for a day -- the challenge is a bit more involved.

Those selected for the challenge will not only have to swear off their phones for the day, but television, gaming, computers, smartwatches, and smart home devices (think smart speakers) are also off-limits.

The challengers will receive safes to store their electronics in for 24 hours, along with a $200 Amazon gift card to put together a tech-free "survival kit," the company wrote.

Some survival kit suggestions from include a typewriter to replace computers, writing paper to replace texts, paints, and brushes to replace the selfie's fine art.

Challengers will have to review the survival kit and give feedback on the experience after completing the challenge -- but they'll do so while holding the coveted "2021 Digital Detox Challenger" title.


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