Do you remember the NoPhone? If you do then well done, if you do not then don’t worry. It is not really a memorable device, in the normal sense at the very least. Although, if you are a master of irony then you were probably rather tickled by the NoPhone and do remember it. For those of you who do not, the premise was simple. the NoPhone was no phone. Instead, it is best to think of the NoPhone as a mock-up device designed to relieve you of all the stresses of having a phone but with the relief of physically holding one. The NoPhone started as a Kickstarter project and in spite of its limited use has attracted a good deal of attention.
To give you a few examples of how useful (or useless depending on which way you look at it) the NoPhone is. In its Kickstarter listing under “Frequently Asked Question” the NoPhone does not come with a camera, it doesn’t have a Bluetooth, it does not make calls and pretty much does not do anything at all. That said, on the upside though, the NoPhone does offer features like battery free, no upgrades necessary, shatter proof and waterproof. So you may wonder what is the point of the NoPhone, beyond its novelty factor.
Although, I might be tempted to agree with you, it seems not everyone feels the same. This morning the company behind the brick… sorry, I mean NoPhone, has announced they have managed to sell over 2,000 units for the holidays. So there obviously is some demand for a phone which does not do anything a phone does. If you did order one, then you will be pleased to know the company has announced orders received before December 7th will be delivered before Christmas. This might be a fun present for someone if you are stuck for ideas. If you still want to pick one up, they are quite cheap for a phone, one NoPhone will set you back a sweet $12. If you want the selfie version (mirror on the back), then that does come with a premium price of $18. If you buy two selfie editions, they will only cost you $34, for both. That’s a dollar saving on each one, sweet!