Ever wonder what it would be like to go back to the past, to a simpler time when your smartphone wouldn’t light up every other second? Well, a New York-based startup has wondered the same thing. And instead of just wondering, they created the Light Phone.
It’s everything a smartphone isn’t.
The Light Phone is the anti version of the smartphone. With the Light Phone, you can make calls and receive calls. No additional features that you don’t need, no other distractions, and nothing else you could do with it. It’s the simplest of phones, designed to be used as just a phone.
Compared to the iPhone that weighs 129 grams, the Light Phone weighs only 38.5 grams. The size of a credit card, the designers say that the phone (just like the credit card) is meant to be used as little as possible.
Getting down to techy:
- Dimension: 3.4 inches x 2.0 inches
- Display: Dot Matrix LED – which you can use as a torch light as well.
- Sim card: Mini 2G
- Storage: Up to 10 speed-dials
A phone away from your phone.
So the next time you think you need a break from your smartphone, take the Light Phone instead. You can also pair the Light Phone with your smartphone, so you can use it as an alternative when you don’t have enough battery power on your smartphone. And lets’ face it, that happens more often than we think.
You can pre-order the Light Phone here, for $100. They had planned to start shipping in May 2016, however, due to user experience issues and iOS restrictions they had to postpone shipment. Light Phone will now begin shipping from the 30th of November out of the Foxconn factory in China.
And the best part…
Just like all phones nowadays, the Light Phone will come in a black version as well. The black phones will start shipping in January.