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The ultimate cure for your smartphone addiction

This completely useless block of plastic starts at 10 US Dollars

The ultimate cure for your smartphone addiction
The mid-range original NoPhone features fake buttons, camera and speaker.

If your New Year resolution is to get less screen time, you could do no worse than order the NoPhone.

The result of a successful Kickstarter campaign, the NoPhone is perhaps the only device that delivers exactly what it promises-absolutely nothing. The NoPhone is basically a block of plastic shaped like a phone which its founders say is a “technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact that allows you to stay connected with the real world.”

The NoPhone simulates the exact weight and dimensions of your most beloved gadget in order to alleviate any feelings of inadequacy generated by the absence of a real smartphone, said Van Gould, co-founder of the company behind the “phone.”  

The NoPhone is available in three flavours from the NoPhone website, which touts itself as the official store of the largest fake phone company in the world.

The original NoPhone, which features fake buttons, camera, speaker and the NoPhone logo. Then there’s the new NoPhone ZERO, described as the least advanced phone ever created by mankind. A downgrade from the original NoPhone, the company says, the ZERO features no buttons and no logo.

If you want to get real fancy, you could upgrade to the NoPhone SELFIE, which will set you back some $ 15. For that princely sum, you get the fake features of the original NoPhone plus a small adhesive backed mirror, mimicking a smartphone screen.

The advantages of the NoPhone are endless. There’s no texting your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend, no location tracking, no browsing history, no data overages, no dead batteries and most importantly, no phone.

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