A group of friends from the United States and Netherlands have joined forces to create the ‘NoPhone’. It is simple in design – a piece of black, rectangular shaped plastic, which supposedly helps those with “app addiction”. What’s more incredible than the ‘phone’ itself, is that it has already smashed its original Kickstarter goal of $5,000 and has so far  raised a whopping $11,440 (at the time of writing).

So what makes NoPhone so special? Well it won’t bend, it won’t trap your hair and it’s even “toilet bowl resistant”; in fact it won’t even make any calls or send texts. The creators explain that NoPhone was designed to act as a “satirical security blanket”, highlighting the increase in technology addiction.


“After we created the project the response from people actually wanting to purchase the NoPhone was overwhelming,” they explained.

As well as raising a lot of interest on Kickstarter, it seems to have also made an impact in social media, with many people tweeting that they “know a few people who could use this”.

NoPhone’s description on Kickstarter reads: “With a thin, light and completely wireless design, the NoPhone acts as a surrogate to any smart mobile device, enabling you to always have a rectangle of smooth, cold plastic to clutch without forgoing any potential engagement with your direct environment.”

If that is not enough to convince you of NoPhone’s worth, then perhaps the “selfie” add-on will. A mirror which is attached onto one side of the ‘phone’ will ensure that any selfie addict will feel that they have had their daily fix.

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If you are interested in working through your technology addiction or you know a friend who may benefit from this ‘device’, then head over to the Kickstarter page and make your pledge today!

[Images via Kickstarter]