These days everyone seems to be talking about mindfulness.
We’ve told you about how to balance your email account will your actual life, and how withdrawing from tech could even potentially fix Britain’s productivity crisis.
Now NoPhone, created by a group of friends from the US and the Netherlands, has just smashed Kickstarter targets to release its latest tech-free device: the NoPhone ZERO.
If you’re not familiar with NoPhone, the company launched its very first handset last year: a plastic rectangle “that allows you to stay connected with the real world.”
Designed as a comment on society’s “present addiction to technology”, the NoPhone project has since become so popular that the team have even developed a range of NoPhone Selfies (hand-held mirrors).
“We just released the $5 NoPhone Zero, with less features than ever before,” states the company on its website.
“No fake buttons. No fake camera. No nothing.”
In a statement worthy of an Apple ad, the company says: “If it isn’t a NoPhone ZERO, it isn’t a plastic rectangle.”
“With a thin, light and completely wireless design, the NoPhone ZERO acts as a surrogate to any smart rectangle device, enabling you to always have a rectangle of smooth, cold plastic to clutch without forgoing any potential engagement with your direct environment.
“Never again experience the unsettling feeling of flesh on flesh when closing your hand.”