This new phone in the market called ZERO from New York-based NoPhone. As the name suggests, it comes with no features at all. It doesn’t come with any high-definition camera or some new technology like Force Touch. And you can’t even make a call.
It’s just a rectangular black piece of plastic that is cut in the exact dimensions as Apple’s iPhone 5 and it’s a follow-up to NoPhone’s first follow-up, which raised more than $18,000 on Kickstarter last year.
It’s sleek and familiar design keeps your hands busy and is devised to fulfill the constant need to hold a smartphone.
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“It’s a technology free-alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact. We want to become the largest fake phone company in the world, that’s kind of the goal,” NoPhone Co-Founder Van Gould says.
The earlier model included a mimicked camera, button, and an outlet. All these distractions have been removed from the new model to make a black and rectangular piece of plastic.
And what are the reactions of people? Well, they are loving it.
- ‘It feels like a smartphone in my pocket, but it’s just a plastic rectangle’ – Monica P
- ‘I can now eat food without taking photos of it. Thanks, NoPhone!’ – Andra J
- ‘Because of the NoPhone, I haven’t drunk texted my ex-boyfriend in one whole year’ – Craig G
This fake phone addresses the real need of rekindling the disappeared human interaction in our lives.
The previous model of NoPhone sells for $12, but the new ZERO sells for $5. If you liked the idea, grab your real phone and order a ZERO right now. ;)
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