NoPhone is a full-time business in New York and is offering a discount for the vaunted device that does absolutely nothing
Last summer, the NoPhone was just a gag idea, give someone a partial sensory satisfaction of holding a piece of plastic in their hands, or keep something in a pocket. It could serve as a decoy for would-be thieves, but in reality, the NoPhone does nothing, but it makes a great gag gift.
Sensing they were on to something, the guys behind NoPhone decided to capitalize on the idea and crowd fund a batch of these plastic bricks. They blew through their goal, and shipped thousands for the holidays.
We like to poke fun at the idea, but NoPhone’s new online store outlines the idea succinctly, “The idea of the NoPhone spawned from a night at a bar where we regularly hang out and socialize. And by “socialize”, we mean stare at our phones and occasionally look up from our screens to order another round, which is the norm nowadays.”
Van Gould, Ingmar Larsen, and Ben Langeveld, have a point. It is no secret that our smartphones have removed something while making us more connected. Our very own Nick T. took a challenge to part with his beloved Samsung Galaxy S5 for a couple weeks, relegating himself to a simple feature phone in the meantime. He survived the affair no worse for wear, but it begs the question if a NoPhone would have helped at all.
To celebrate the online store launch, NoPhone is offering 20% off orders until March 15th. Just use discount code “20OFF.” You can get a NoPhone as a basic slab of plastic, or your can get an upgrade with has a “selfie mirror.” A single NoPhone is $12 before the discount, a selfie mirror NoPhone is $18. The per-unit prices decrease slightly as quantity orders increase.
To get your NoPhone, see the source link below, and don’t forget the discount code: 20OFF (that is two zero, “OFF”).