Fighting Phone Addiction With the NoPhone

Fighting Phone Addiction With the NoPhone

Angelina Garcia, Staff Writer

It’s plastic, doesn’t have a battery, nor an operating system, and it’s called the NoPhone.

According to the NoPhone’s Kickstarter page, which has over 900 backers, the NoPhone is “a technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact” and will allow you to “stay connected with the real world.”

If you donate at least $18 to the Kickstarter, not only will you get a NoPhone, but you’ll also get a “selfie upgrade” which is really just a reflective mirror sticker. At least your selfies on this phone will be completely safe from hackers (unless they’re standing right behind you).

With this phone, users don’t have to worry about figuring out how it works, dealing with the hassle of switching to new updates, or not having enough space to take another photo. All jokes aside, the NoPhone aims to break down phone addiction and allow people to focus on eye contact as opposed to a glowing screen in front of them.

It’s thin, it’s light, and according to the Kickstarter, “acts 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.”