Light Phone 2: the e-ink smartphone that respects your spaces
On Indiegogo the Light Phone 2one “smartphone” designed for those who feel the need to do without a smartphone from time to time.
The philosophy on which the project is based is that of “Go light”: according to its creators, nowadays people depend excessively on their smartphones, which are taking away more and more space for social interactions. There are moments, such as a romantic date or a walk in nature, that should be fully enjoyed, without any distraction given by our smartphone.
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This is why it is under development the Light Phone 2a device with a screen e-ink weighing just 80g, based on a customized version of Android and featuring only the most essential features: calls, SMS and alarm clock. Given the great success during the crowdfunding phase, others could be implemented, perhaps to consult the weather or for navigation through maps, but social media will be absolutely banned.
The price however, it is not the most accessible: in the current crowdfunding phase it is possible to insure it for $ 250which will subsequently become $ 400with the launch scheduled for April 2019.
Of course, some might object: “But wouldn’t it be better to save this money and rely solely on common sense, leaving the smartphone at home when you have certain experiences, bringing with you an old phone that performs the same functions?”
Obviously not everyone agrees, given that when there are still 19 days left until the end of the fundraiser, more has already been collected $ 760,000, more than three times the initial goal.