(PCM) It is no big secret that people are absolutely addicted to their cellphones. The number of times that we have our phones in our hands throughout the day either to check messages, make a call, check Facebook is astonishing. In fact, the cellphone has become a type of electronic drug and many people are beginning to think that it may be time for an electronics intervention.
Meet the NoPhone! NoPhone is the technology-free alternative to your cellphone. There are no upgrades, no wifi, it doesn’t make calls or receive texts, it truly does nothing at all. It has that beautiful sleek design of a cellphone, however there is no battery and it is completely shatterproof. Sound ideal?
The NoPhone product was created in an attempt to raise a level of awareness about our society’s addiction to cellphones and technology. There has even been a Kickstarter page started to promote this product. The creators wrote the following mission statement: “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.”
It is the company’s hope that you will try out a NoPhone instead! The NoPhone will allow you to feel like you have a phone in your hand and has the placebo effect to still allow you to look at the device, however you soon realize there is nothing there.
My favorite is the NoPhone’s selfie attachment, which is really just a mirror you can glue to the front or back of the NoPhone .. ingenious! The NoPhone has already received some 900 backers and raised over $18,000 to create the product.
How addicted do you think you are to your cellphone? Could you go a week without it? How about a day? How about just one hour?