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You can now order a NoPhone for $12, or its selfie version for $18

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You can now order a NoPhone for $12, or its selfie version for $18
Not long ago, we told you about the NoPhone, a product that’s supposed to be an anti-smartphone: it looks like one, but it doesn’t really do anything, being just a 5.5-inch (140 x 67 x 7.3 mm) piece of plastic with no technology inside. The NoPhone was crowdfunded on KickStarter, and you can now order one, or more of them.

The basic version of the NoPhone costs $12. There’s also a “NoPhone with 1 selfie upgrade” that can be yours for $18 - this features a reflective mirror sticker for instant, non-hackable selfies. You can order NoPhones at the source link below, and expect to receive them in December (shipping in the US is free). According to Global News Canada, over 1,600 units have been already ordered.

While the NoPhone idea may have started as a joke, and many people will see it that way, the folks behind it now say that the device (if we may call it that) can combat smartphone addiction, acting “as a surrogate to any smart mobile device, enabling you to always have a rectangle of smooth, cold plastic to clutch without forgoing any potential engagement with your direct environment.” They even compare the NoPhone to Apple’s iPhone 6 in a humorous way, pointing out that the former allows you enjoy “real face time” with your friends ((see the comparison image in the slideshow below).

So, are you getting a NoPhone?


source: NoPhone via GlobalNews

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posted on 14 Nov 2014, 23:34 28

1. Busyboy (unregistered)


If this thing actually gets sales, then I give up on the human race.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 00:27

9. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Same :(

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 04:10 6

20. mdroid (Posts: 48; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


that's the innovation.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 16:06

36. mcdonsco (Posts: 11; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th that!

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 23:47 3

2. hafini_27 (Posts: 888; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


This thing is like Hentai logic.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 10:26 1

28. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


just without tentacles and girls who look younger than they should.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 23:51

3. greenelektron (Posts: 531; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Battery: NONE
OS: NONE
Storage: NONE

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 14:10

32. duartix (Posts: 294; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


Yes, but:
Autonomy: FOREVER!

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 00:04 8

5. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


It looks like this took longer to design than the iPhone 6.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 00:19

6. TechNeck (Posts: 238; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Just ordered 30! (^ v ^)

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 00:23

7. Atheneum (Posts: 11; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


The creative way is perhaps they can make this as a wallet.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 00:34 1

10. razraptre (Posts: 168; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Fun to use. Very helpful for engaging with real life.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 10:31

29. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


No one to engage with in real life though.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 00:58

11. h27_Venom (Posts: 76; Member since: 16 May 2014)


what the f**k..this is bulls**t.."1600 have already been ordered"...either this is a lie or people are out of their mind..only an idiot would buy this.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 01:36 1

14. daddyd302 (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Jul 2008)


It has to do with people who think this is funny and have more money then brain.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 01:13 2

12. Jurdiales (Posts: 133; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


Why not just buy a basic phone for calls and messages like a Motorola V3 or even a Nokia brickphone o an ancient Sony Ericsson W300???

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 01:34

13. ngyixian96 (Posts: 91; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


Best phone ever !!!!

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 01:42

15. MrsJedi (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


Can't wait to see the drop tests.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 02:44

16. Suspiro (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Aug 2014)


I've been waiting for this my whole life. I hope it doesn't bend though

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 03:52 1

17. gagakiller (banned) (Posts: 176; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


At least it doesn't lag like the crappy android OS

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 09:21 5

24. wilsong17 (unregistered)


You mean it has more function than a iphone

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 20:56

41. Scott93274 (Posts: 4615; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Android 5.0 is better than any alternative currently on the market.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 04:03 3

19. keaheng (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Nov 2014)


Still be more useful than iphone

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 04:51

21. vuyonc (Posts: 1014; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


7.3 mm thick? Maybe next year with improved bonding techniques they can shave off a few millimetres. NoPhone 2 will be difficult to repair though.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 07:59

23. LeBrownJames (Posts: 201; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


For the sake of mankind, stop this stupidity!

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 09:57

27. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


$6 for a reflective itty bitty sticker?

Has a fair bit in common with iphone indeed.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 11:07

31. MasterSyrron (Posts: 59; Member since: 08 Dec 2012)


I...

...what?

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 14:14

33. albeit (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Nov 2014)


Many of you may be too young to remember the "Pet Rock". They made a nice chunk of change off of that idea.

I wonder if this works any better than my old Kyocera Rise did?

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 14:48

34. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Im considering buying. But first I wanna see how it holds up. I guess I just have to wait for a drop test:(

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 15:52

35. Phonedingo (Posts: 392; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


I bet this thing has all day battery life.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 16:26

37. kkatis (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Useless! I need a NoCharger, as well!

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 17:52

38. mildorzalost (Posts: 142; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)


Still better than iPhone 6

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 20:41

40. EC112987 (Posts: 777; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Troll

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 19:51

39. spinz (Posts: 27; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Can't believe it raised over $18K from Kickstarter.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 07:13

42. mixedfish (Posts: 1180; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


For a block of plastic, it looks so poorly made, how did they f**k up something so basic.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 10:21

43. umlguy (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


It's not April 1st is it?

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