Billed as “a technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact” the NoPhone is a solid block of plastic that allows people to manage their phone addiction using a surrogate device.
In much the same way as e-cigarettes mimic the feeling of holding a ciggy in your hand, the NoPhone acts as comforting phone-shaped block.
As the designers say: “Never again experience the unsettling feeling of flesh on flesh when closing your hand.”
The NoPhone is launching on Kickstarter and is currently over its $5000 target. Funders are offered either a NoPhone or a NoPhone with selfie functionality (a mirror).
The designers say: “Once this project is funded, we will manufacture the NoPhone. It will be the same as the 3D printed prototype, but the surface of the manufactured version will be smooth.”