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A Japanese company has invented tiny soundproof rooms so you can work from home in peace

The Otegaru blocks around 15 decibels on average.


The soundproof box can help with making calls in private.

Pia Living
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With more and more people working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, a Japanese company has launched the Otegaru for your remote-working needs. Going one step further than Panasonic's new work-from-home cubicle, Pia Living has a soundproof box so you can Zoom in peace, spotted earlier Monday by Sora News.

Priced at 198,000 yen (around $1,800), the Otegaru uses both sound absorption and insulation to repel sound. It's made of corrugated board, with a sound insulation sheet and phenolic resin for sound absorption in the mid- and low-range. It reduces noise by around 15 decibels, according to the company.

The Otagaru arrives in pieces and takes about an hour to build, weighing 50kg and measuring almost 2 meters tall. It also has a ventilation fan, LED light and table, and comes in white or brown. It's only available in Japan for now.