Unlike other modern phones, the Light Phone is totally different. The main purpose of the phone is to make and receive calls only. It's extremely thin, light and its battery lasts for 20 days. The best thing is its not much expensive and only cost for $100.
It is truly a simple mobile phone that has no games, no browser, no NFC. So just put in your SIM in the phone and start receiving or making calls.
The creators of the Light Phone, Joe Hollier and Kaiwei Tang, created the phone in NYC at Google's 30 Weeks incubator.
"We started building this because it became very clear that true happiness means being present. This has been written about by so many of the smartest minds since Seneca. So much of our days are spent connected and staring at screens that we are losing that presence in so many situations. We built the Light Phone as a way for people to find balance with their connectedness. It's not that we think people should never connect again, it's just that taking a break is extremely healthy in every sense of the word," said Hollier.
The phone can be charged via USB and it will include 500 minutes of pre-paid talk time. The main purpose of creating such phone is to make people to use the phone as less as possible and they really need people to pull phone out, make or receive a call and put it back. According to plans, it is expected that it will be available to public till May 2016, for sure it is a quite long time to wait.
"This phone will likely never need to be replaced by a new model," said Hollier. "This project is really about a conversation we want to start. Is where technology is going really the way we want in terms of living our day to day lives in the happiest sense? We are not against tech at all (clearly we joined an incubator and have a passion for this) but we think that maybe we need to put the human first in tech again and think about what kind of tech will make our lives better in the long term. I don't think the Light Phone is the end all be all answer to this question but it's our first step in starting the conversation and we have lots of ideas for going forward."