Smart fork will mask sounds of noisy noodle nibblers

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(CNN) -- A new high-tech, $130 -fork will mask any slurping sounds you make while eating.

A new high-tech, $130 -fork will mask any slurping sounds you make while eating. The fork's handle has a microphone that detects noisy, slurpy eating. It then sends a signal to your smartphone, which plays a louder sound to drown out the slurping. Courtesy: Nissin Food Group / CNN

A Japanese company, known for making ramen noodles, came up with the idea.

The fork's handle has a microphone that detects noisy, slurpy eating.

It then sends a signal to your smartphone, which plays a louder sound to drown out the slurping.

An ad says the fork will solve something they call 'noodle harassment.'

Some aren't convinced though... The tech group TWN even called the fork, the 'dumbest gadget of 2017.'

The company says they will only mass-produce the fork if they get five-thousand or more pre-orders by mid-December.