No Phone

10/28/14

No Phone

We know, we know. It's all about moderation. But this (soon to be closed) Kickstarter campaign from The NoPhone Team has us laughing – and a little blown away by the support it has garnered ($12K at time of this post and counting).

Here's the premise: smartphone addiction has us reeling, looking for meaning, entertainment, and connection in a small rectangular object. Enter the tongue-in-cheek NoPhone, providing its users an alternative: the comfort of a phone, without any of the function. Camera free, Bluetooth incompatible, no wireless network required. Just a smooth plastic weighted semblence of a phone. Upgrade to the mirrored version for "real-time" selfies for yourself, and anyone who happens to be in close vicinity.

Funny right? And more than a little ironic. We're not going to swap out our phones for the NoPhone – yet. But that run we've been putting off because it's raining? We're putting down our phones and heading outside, in search of a little meaning, entertainment, and connection.