Remember the NoPhone? Well you might actually be able to buy one
It does look like a smartphone though, and when we first shared the NoPhone with you a few weeks ago, we believe our assessment was fair in calling it “as secure as can be.”
What possible use could the NoPhone serve? Well, it can be a pacifier for when you yearn to hold a gadget in your hand, but cannot afford to be distracted by anything. It could also serve as a decoy if you place it in your pocket and a thief goes for you NoPhone instead of the real thing (we’re just not going there). It can't really do anything else, but at least you don't have to worry about breaking it and losing data.
Seriously, the guys that came up with the original joke originally had no intentions beyond just that, a joke. Apparently a lot of people have expressed interest in getting a NoPhone so they have gone to Kickstarter to fund an ambitious run of NoPhones.
How much might a cold piece of plastic that does absolutely nothing cost? More than you might think. Try €20 ($26, £16), plus €6 ($8) for shipping outside the Netherlands. €50 ($65) will get you one of the first 50 NoPhones, and €90 will get you 5 NoPhones. There is even a €5,000 ($6,500, £4,000) tier, where the founders will hand deliver your NoPhone to you, no matter where you live, give you a list of “NoApps,” a certificate of authenticity, then take you out to dinner. Deliveries should be made in December.
The goal is audacious, no doubt. This team from Amsterdam wants to raise €68,000 ($90,000, £54,000) in the next 30 days. We hope prices like that don’t make the NoPhone a NoGo. Then again, the NoPhone might turn out to be a great gag gift.
source: NoPhone (Kickstarter)
3. Doakie (Posts: 1320; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Ugh. This is the stupidest thing I've seen in a long time.
2. Ashoaib (Posts: 2423; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
beast of year is revealed now... it will surely give a tough competition to iphone
4. shuaibhere (Posts: 1669; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
And upcoming Nowatch will blow away iwatch....
6. AndyYan (Posts: 10; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)
A bland plastic block sitting on your wrist... Just imagining that is giving me the shivers
7. hortizano (Posts: 44; Member since: 22 May 2013)
Well. this guys came up with an idea that will certainly take advantage of people with some type of disorder.. addiction of sorts.. the one we never want to really admit we have. The addiction to technology.
9. daddyd302 (Posts: 21; Member since: 17 Jul 2008)
There's 11 people that threw away their money.... I should sell my lucky sock just in case someone is that stupid like those 11 people....
10. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 158; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)
To those who want that $hit: you can buy my used phone for $30. It's fully functional, and shipping is free.
11. MyJobSux (Posts: 83; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
Personally I would want one. I doubt id pay much for it though. Where not supposed to bring our personal phones into the office, something about games or some junk so this would be a lot of fun to leave sitting out on my desk. I think it would be a great gag personally.