The Janus One is a small, simple, and stylish phone with up to 90 days of stand-by time

The Janus One is a small, simple, and stylish phone with up to 90 days of stand-by time
A couple months ago, a nifty little project came along that sought to simplify things dramatically, it was called the Light Phone, and it surpassed its funding goal handsomely. For what it is though, some likely saw it as a little too simple, especially for $100.

Enter the Janus One. This project wants to simplify your life “in a smart way.” The Janus One is a connected dialer for your smartphone, or it can be a standalone, fully functional feature phone.

Underneath the stylish exterior, the Janus One can work as a battery back-up for your smartphone, a pedometer, and more. Perhaps the most impressive part of the Janus One is the claimed 90 days of stand-by time thanks to a large-for-its-size 1,500mAh battery. That is quite a feat given the credit card sized frame, and being only 5.5-mm thin. It also happens to be water resistant.

Using it as a Bluetooth connected companion to your smartphone, the Janus One will work as a remote dialer, or you can even get better than half of a full charge on an iPhone 6.

The Janus One is an unlocked GSM phone that accepts a micro SIM card. It will also store up to 500 numbers, and handle SMS messaging. It will be available in three colors, black, white, or gold. You can reserve yours on Kickstarter for $69 which includes shipping (there are volume discount perks as well), and the China-based team has an ambitious September 2015 ship-date. Details can be found through the source link below.





source: Janus One (Kickstarter)

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15 Comments

1. Metropolis75

Posts: 194; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I was digging through the desk the other day and came across my old LG Dare. And I'll be damned if that thing still turned on with a little bit of juice left in the battery.

8. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

My calculator from Dollar Tree got turned on by Skynet two weeks ago and went bananas, found my old LG Env2 in the junk drawer and took it, then it disappeared into a portal of some sort. I'm fairly sure they have merged and came into contact with the T1000 since then. After viewing the pictures here, I am now certain. Beware, nerds...Hawking saw this coming...

2. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Looks futuristic

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Hugh Janus?

7. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Janus is from Uranus

4. sadiqahmed

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Hmm interesting.

5. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Why not Anus One? Would make a lot of sense.

6. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Can it be a hotspot?

9. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Xzibit, "Yo dog! I heard you liked phones, so we attached a PHONE to your PHONE!"

10. ReticentHamster

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

This whole "One" naming scheme is getting really annoying to me... So we have: HTC One (M7-9), Xbox One, OnePlus One, and now Janus One. I think we can do better with our naming, guys. :/ On topic, the phone soumds like a sweet idea.

13. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Don't forget the original HTC One phones, the One S, One V, One X, and One XL. Add to that the Nexus 1 for that matter.

11. Imaxxacre

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

How are we supposed to play the Kim Kardashian Hollywood game on THIS!?

12. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

What are these "phone calls" you speak of?

14. JocularJ

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

I understand that it is a gsm phone if used by itself but can it connect to a CDMA phone if paired?

15. coccoreccy

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 17, 2015

It's nowhere to find, where can I buy this?

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