Buying this Minimalist ‘Dumb Phone’ May Cure Your Internet Addiction
It all started with the revolutionary idea; that people need to put down their smartphones. Tang and Hollier were on track way back in 2014. Analytics firm Flurry has estimated daily smartphone usage among USA residents at an average of five hours daily. Another study by Asurion, a tech support firm, confirms that Americans checked their phones about 80 times daily. Much of the constant abuse of phones is thanks to apps. Several popular smartphone apps like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter are designed using psychological tricks to grab your attention and keep you engaged. Today, even the Silicon Valley parents, including those responsible for creating these addictive devices and apps, raise their children to be tech-independent with little or no screen time.
So to tune off, the earlier version of Light Phone couldn’t take photos, text, connect to apps, or send emails. Tang and Hollier designed this ‘dumb’ phone as a security blanket for those users who wanted to leave behind your smartphones at home and “travel light” using only their new phone, the Light Phone. Of course, people could still reach you, but you would be forced to stop looking at your screens and interact more with the world that is around you. Hence, Light Phone wasn’t just technology, it imparted a philosophical message, encouraging users to consider a disconnect with the digital world. Light’s founders blogged about how their company started as they felt people were becoming scared of boredom and solitude.
Light Phone 2.0
Light says that the new version lies between their original device and a good ol’ smartphone. The first-generation mobile was very basic, but the new version still avoids apps. Light Phone 2 positively encourages it’s user to spend quality time doing whatever they love most, free from petty distractions in a recent announcement for the new product. It pushes you to enjoying a night around town or a trip to the beach, day in the park, a morning jog, or simply some relaxed me-time without your Instagram. The original version of the phone could only make calls and tell the time. But Light Phone 2 sends and receives text messages, to entice users who are absolutely terrified about completely giving up their smartphones.
Handy Features that Everyone will Like
The Light Phone 2 now has an added alarm clock, physical buttons, a larger speaker and a microphone. The manufacturers say that Light Phone 2 is far more user-friendly than the earlier device, and it could even become your one and only phone. The intention behind creating the first version was that it would be used as an add-on companion to the smartphone. You only needed to set up the call forwarding option through Light’s computer app, and leave your primary phone at home for some time. But as Light Phone 2 has many other features, it theoretically could handle the customer’s long-term regular use regime. Light targets smartphone users who are increasingly frustrated by complex Android and iPhone devices.
The device is 6.5 millimeters thick — about the same dimensions as your regular credit card. Light Phone 2 can be slipped into your pant or shirt pocket with ease due to its small and slim size; it can fit snuggly into some wallets. The phone is being priced at $400, but was made available at a discounted price during Light’s Indiegogo campaign run time. Shipping has already started.
These Celebrities Earned Millions, All Because They were “Crypto-curious”
Until recently, the general public had no interest in cryptocurrency which, almost exclusively, excited the developers, engineers and entrepreneurs, involved in its...November 26, 2019
Michael Jackson Added Millions to His Net Worth with this ONE Investment
Most people around the world can easily identify the one-and-only Michael Jackson as the King of Pop who earned a vast fortune...November 25, 2019
Learning from the Stars: Celebrities Fess Up to the Worst Money Mistakes They Ever Made – Part II
It is a known fact that celebs lead a very lavish life, spend exorbitantly and one would expect them to be...November 22, 2019
If You’re Wondering How Elon Musk Grew his Net Worth while Tesla Sank Deeper into Debt; You’re Not Alone
Tesla co-founded Zip2, a web software company, taken over by Compaq in 1999 for approximately $340 million. Musk then founded an online bank...November 21, 2019
The Reason Why Jay-Z and Beyoncé Acquired a $52 Million Mortgage
Jay-Z and Beyoncé make for one of the richest celebrity couple – even sometimes called entertainment royalty. It has been reported that...November 20, 2019
What Does your Gym Membership Have to Do with Your Tax Break? A Lot!
Just a few months after several individual tax deductions were eliminated, a bill advanced by a Committee at the Congress to...November 18, 2019
All You Need to Know About Mortgage Escrow
If you want to purchase a home or you are already a homeowner, you must be familiar with the terms “escrow...November 16, 2019
We Bet You Didn’t Know that These Celeb Kids are Richer than Their Celeb Parents!
Most parents including celebrities, desire their kids to be successful. But, how do parents feel when their children out-succeed or out-earn,...November 14, 2019
This is How Amber Heard is Earning And Spending Her Fortune
Amber Heard accuses Johnny Depp of mentally and physically abusing her for a few years. Terrible, if true. And now Depp...November 13, 2019