NoPhone is a full-time business in New York and is offering a discount for the vaunted device that does absolutely nothing

NoPhone is a full-time business in New York and is offering a discount for the vaunted device that does absolutely nothing
It started as a joke. Then it became a mini-crowd-funded phenomenon. Now NoPhone, LLC is an on-going concern based in New York City, and the company is hitting the market with a sale on its product for a limited time.

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”).



source: NoPhone

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11 Comments

1. luckyone777

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

oh really? is this a joke?

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Of course it's a joke. It's also completely real.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

LOL...

4. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Is this phone made because of someone made a sarcastic remark like how they created Sarcastaball in South Park XD

5. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

great unboxing guys. such depth, such innovation. wow

6. acn2003

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Agreed, Americans are funny!

7. xnga123

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

better than that,buy a lenovo pb 410 power bank for 20 dollars.it looks like a phone and has an added functionality instead of buying this no phone which has no added functionality

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Zero lag in the NoPhone, never need to recharge, waterproof, shock proof,factory unlocked, can be used straight out of the box? I see super functionality.

9. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

It might one day, stop a bullet for ya.

10. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well I can see this being a popular gag gift, and even gag gifts can be profitable, still silly, but yeah, not bad that they can earn money on it.

11. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

They need to release a nophone 2 with a bigger non screen and thinner and lighter.

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