You can now order a NoPhone for $12, or its selfie version for $18

You can now order a NoPhone for $12, or its selfie version for $18
Not long ago, we told you about the NoPhone, a product that’s supposed to be an anti-smartphone: it looks like one, but it doesn’t really do anything, being just a 5.5-inch (140 x 67 x 7.3 mm) piece of plastic with no technology inside. The NoPhone was crowdfunded on KickStarter, and you can now order one, or more of them.

The basic version of the NoPhone costs $12. There’s also a “NoPhone with 1 selfie upgrade” that can be yours for $18 - this features a reflective mirror sticker for instant, non-hackable selfies. You can order NoPhones at the source link below, and expect to receive them in December (shipping in the US is free). According to Global News Canada, over 1,600 units have been already ordered.

While the NoPhone idea may have started as a joke, and many people will see it that way, the folks behind it now say that the device (if we may call it that) can combat smartphone addiction, acting “as a surrogate to any smart mobile device, enabling you to always have a rectangle of smooth, cold plastic to clutch without forgoing any potential engagement with your direct environment.” They even compare the NoPhone to Apple’s iPhone 6 in a humorous way, pointing out that the former allows you enjoy “real face time” with your friends ((see the comparison image in the slideshow below).

So, are you getting a NoPhone?


source: NoPhone via GlobalNews

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36 Comments

1. Busyboy unregistered

If this thing actually gets sales, then I give up on the human race.

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Same :(

20. mdroid

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

that's the innovation.

36. mcdonsco

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th that!

2. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

This thing is like Hentai logic.

28. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

just without tentacles and girls who look younger than they should.

3. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Battery: NONE OS: NONE Storage: NONE

32. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Yes, but: Autonomy: FOREVER!

5. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

It looks like this took longer to design than the iPhone 6.

6. TechNeck

Posts: 656; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Just ordered 30! (^ v ^)

7. Atheneum

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

The creative way is perhaps they can make this as a wallet.

10. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Fun to use. Very helpful for engaging with real life.

29. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

No one to engage with in real life though.

11. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

what the f**k..this is bulls**t.."1600 have already been ordered"...either this is a lie or people are out of their mind..only an idiot would buy this.

14. daddyd302

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 17, 2008

It has to do with people who think this is funny and have more money then brain.

12. Jurdiales

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Why not just buy a basic phone for calls and messages like a Motorola V3 or even a Nokia brickphone o an ancient Sony Ericsson W300???

13. ngyixian96

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

Best phone ever !!!!

15. MrsJedi

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

Can't wait to see the drop tests.

16. Suspiro

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 24, 2014

I've been waiting for this my whole life. I hope it doesn't bend though

17. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

At least it doesn't lag like the crappy android OS

24. wilsong17 unregistered

You mean it has more function than a iphone

41. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Android 5.0 is better than any alternative currently on the market.

19. keaheng

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

Still be more useful than iphone

21. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

7.3 mm thick? Maybe next year with improved bonding techniques they can shave off a few millimetres. NoPhone 2 will be difficult to repair though.

23. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

For the sake of mankind, stop this stupidity!

27. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

$6 for a reflective itty bitty sticker? Has a fair bit in common with iphone indeed.

31. MasterSyrron

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

I... ...what?

33. albeit

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

Many of you may be too young to remember the "Pet Rock". They made a nice chunk of change off of that idea. I wonder if this works any better than my old Kyocera Rise did?

34. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Im considering buying. But first I wanna see how it holds up. I guess I just have to wait for a drop test:(

35. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

I bet this thing has all day battery life.

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