When all you want is a phone: The Light Phone

When all you want is a phone: The Light Phone
A beep here, a vibration there, emails pouring in at the speed of light, social media tentacles grabbing at you every minute of every day – such is the life with a smartphone. Oh yeah, it will make phone calls too.

The point of all that is one little gadget commands a considerable amount of our time at any point in the day (or night). To disconnect without being totally left in the dust, the Light Phone is your phone away from phone.

At its most basic, the Light Phone does not invent anything new. It is a mobile phone that makes and received calls, and nothing more. The Light Phone does include a few innovations though. You can connect your smartphone with the Light Phone via an app to forward calls if you wish. As a stand-alone device, it will come with a pre-paid SIM and 500 minutes of talk time. The Light Phone is the size of a credit card and nearly as thin at 4mm. Since it is a single-purpose device, even with a small battery, expect a charge to last about 20 days.

The pair of developers behind the Light Phone met at a Google event in New York and hit it off to design the device.

With more than a month to go, the Light Phone is 85% funded on Kickstarter. For $100, you get an unlocked Light Phone, pre-paid SIM loaded with 500 minutes (or more) of talk time, micro-USB charger, and of course the app to connect to your smartphone. Shipments are expected to be a year away, however.

There are plenty of basic feature phones that can be had for less, but they cannot fit in your wallet, and even they are not as single purpose as the Light Phone.





source: The Light Phone (Kickstarter)

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12 Comments

1. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I think they're going to make money on those prepaid SIM cards.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

I like this... a lot

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

IKR ! Its pretty damn good ! Especially for parents who want to give teenagers a phone but don't them to get carried away with sexting,apps and taking nude pic of themselves. Could also be used as a nice backup phone when battery dies on primary phone.

3. faijal.siddique

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

I like thatt.. when it will be available in india????

11. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Its just in kickstarter stage, you can support them by providing them 125$+ and can get the phone.

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

I have a phone like that for more than 5 years, so this is not a new concept. Just check pico phones!

6. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

I checked. I found nothing. Do U have a link?

7. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

I have this one: Simvalley Pico RX-80, bought in 2009 :) Link:http://www.simvalley-mobile.de

8. x-lawz

Posts: 14; Member since: May 19, 2015

I've viewed this device severally trying to find its key selling point...but I can only see a 4mm slim card-like thing dat make calls for a long time...well,its an "OK" buy if you fancy that sort of thing.....cus I can already think some old devices that does same thing and even more,except just its super-slim size though.

9. x-lawz

Posts: 14; Member since: May 19, 2015

I've viewed this device severally trying to find its key selling point...but I can only see a 4mm slim card-like thing dat make calls for a long time...well,its an "OK" buy if you fancy that sort of thing.....cus I can already think some old devices that does same thing and even more,except just its super-slim size though.......I take it as just an innovational portable Desk-Phone that makes and receive calls lasting for days,nothing more ,nothing less.

10. waddup121 unregistered

light itup

12. Elfmonster unregistered

This phone could be amazing if it hooks into a cloud that speaks your texts and let's you speak your texts and with hot keys cues Google search and Google play music. Voice everything.

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