When it comes to geeky hobbies, wall-mounting and knolling your old phones takes the cake

When it comes to geeky hobbies, wall-mounting and knolling your old phones takes the cake
Hey, what are you doing with your discarded devices? Aside from recycling them, selling them, or giving them away to your closest of kin, most of you likely keep a handful of your old devices tucked away in a drawer somewhere. 

Well, Reddit user JediSamReye2013 is having none of this and has taken upon themselves to create art of the already obsolete technology. Proudly displayed on the walls in their house are a trove of disassembled and knolled out Android devices from the recent past that can easily pass as contemporary art. For one, it's a creative and ingenuous way of giving us a sneak peek inside hardware that was never meant to be so proudly displayed.

An additional level of aesthetics is provided by the eye-appealing knolling technique that has been used by JediSamReye2013. In case you're unfamiliar with the term, knolling is the technique of neatly arranging similar objects in 90-degree angles and patterns, which almost always proves to be especially satisfying and aesthetically-pleasing to the eye of the beholder. 

Thumbs up for the idea and execution!

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11 Comments

1. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

That's what we called a modern art

2. matistight

Posts: 996; Member since: May 13, 2009

Verizon customers are crazy

3. Jacksie66 unregistered

I'd like to see them try it with a Nokia 9300 communicator..

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Not just Android. I saw a Palm Pre Plus, a BlackBerry Curve and a WinMo HTC Touch.

5. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I think it’s clever. A large showcase of how fast android phones become obsolete. If he was on iPhone, there’d be what... half as many, at most up there?

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Not even half, since he'll need to resell it, or return it for upgrade, and iPhone's internal is really boring anyway, they barely move anything internally from iPhone6 till iPhone8.

7. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

You’re right, I forgot about the resell value they hold

10. logicsdude

Posts: 85; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

Yep, that resale value that's almost exactly the same as a galaxy note or s-series device

8. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 192; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

And half of them would be the same, just with a fractionally different case in order to squeeze more money from the iTards.

9. lyndon420

Posts: 6823; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It is kind of clever when you put it that way. Android is always advancing and changing...so many options to choose from - not from just a consumer standpoint but the OEM's as well...so many possibilities. I hear what you're saying about the iPhone though - when it comes to creating iPhone art there isn't much for you to work with at the moment...but maybe in 10+ years. ;)

11. tokuzumi

Posts: 1925; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I like it.

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