The NoPhone Is a Technology-free Alternative to a Cell Phone

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The NoPhone Is a Technology-free Alternative to a Cell Phone

You may not see lines around any store for the new NoPhone, but that's kind of the point.

This sleek, new product boosts a thin, light, and completely wireless design. It's also battery-free. No upgrades are necessary. And it's shatterproof and toilet-proof, too.

Although it doesn't text, call, email, FaceTime, or give any update on the score of a game, it does do one thing — it shows us just how addicted we are to our phones.

The NoPhone's purpose is to raise awareness about our society's cell phone addiction, and that's why that's why its creators have started a Kickstarter page for the product.

On the page, the founders wrote, "Phone addiction is real. And it's everywhere. It's ruining your dates. It's distracting you at concerts. It's disrupting you in movie theaters. It's clogging up sidewalks." They have pitched the NoPhone as an alternative.

The hunk of plastic, which does nothing, acts as a placebo, allowing us to look up from our handheld devices while still providing the activity and comfort of holding something. The NoPhone is basically a Nicorette patch for your palm.

The NoPhone already has over 800 Kickstarter backers, who have provided more than $17,000. And with an $18 donation, you can get the NoPhone "selfie upgrade," which is just a mirror that sticks to the phone — an additional reminder that maybe we should just put our phones down for a bit.

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