A new device called the VexBox has been created by Sean ORiordan that has been designed to provide parents with a way of throttling their children’s Internet usage via the main connection.
VexBox allows parents to easily throttle their broadband Internet connection reducing connection speeds down to just 56k making surfing the web and playing games almost impossible in this day and age.
Watch the video below to learn more about this new solution to help control your children’s Internet access if it is out of control. ORiordan explains a little more :
“For teenagers, technology is their currency, and managing it every parent’s nightmare. School work, chores, attitude, a decent night’s sleep all hijacked by always on, lightning fast devices, never out of arms reach.
The Vexbox changes all that. It’s a one step throttle that controls the speed of each device in the house using a web browser right from the parent’s own smartphone, tablet or computer. No fuss, no arguments. Your high schooler hasn’t finished that essay? Bam, they’re back to dial up until it’s done. Once completed it takes a few seconds via a web browser to restore full speed to the child’s internet as The VexBox is also a working router.
In many households with a teen, there are countless struggles when it comes to homework, chores or attitude often resulting in a total ‘digital grounding’. It was no different in my home. I was tired of this relationship with my teen and technology. Why were my only choices ‘On or Off’ when it came to the internet? There had to be a better way; less punitive, more motivational!”
For more information on the new VexBox jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge to own one of the very first via the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Concepts & Design, Hardware, Top News