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The best dumbphone gets Signal messaging

The Punkt MP02 (previously) is one of two or three premium-yet-minimalist phone handsets that actually work on post-2G cellular networks. And now it has Signal built-in, providing end-to-end voice encryption, free-Internet based calls and texts, group messages and voice dictation. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Signal, Dumbphones

Breaking smartphone addiction: 10 Designs to save us from electronic enslavement

I read a pretty scary statistic online, which outlines that the average person stares at their smartphone screen for a minimum of 3 hours a day. In fact, that number went from 0.3 hours to 3.3 hours between 2008 and 2017. Today, it’s anywhere between 4-6 hours, which is anywhere around 30% of the time we spend awake. That’s 30% of our waking life spent staring at pixels. Mike Elgan points out that if we spent that time reading books, we could literally read upward of 200 books PER YEAR.So how ex...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Smartphone, Kanye West, Cellphones, Screen, Addiction, Display, Best Of, Skype, Popular, Kyocera, Editorial, Product Design, Dumbphones, Yeezy

Review: Punkt's MP01 is the ultimate minimalist dumbphone

Punkt's MP01 is a minimal treat for people wanting a simple but flawless phone—and willing to pay top dollar for a few details done very well. (more…)
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Cellphones, Phones, Dumbphones, Punkt

Nokia to resurrect classic dumbphone

Nokia's 3310 is said to be the most reliable phone ever made. It's a classic plastic-and-silicon brick from the turn of the century, long consigned to the recycling bin in the age of smartphones and tablets. But because people actually like and appreciate technology that works, as opposed to all the modern internet-of-shit frippery that doesn't, they're bringing it back. (more…)
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Six months with a dumbphone

A while back, I realized that something was amiss in my relationship with my telephone. Notifications, email, Facebook, Twitter… it all became a constant drain on on my attention, the internet following me around like a shadow. I just couldn't give it up! So I asked the readers of Boing Boing about the current situation with low-end dumbphones, in the hopes that something was out there that could do the things I needed to do (send texts and make calls) without having me permanently dripped to t...
Tags: Gadgets, Facebook, Feature, Microsoft, China, Nokia, Samsung, Siri, Smartphones, Lg, Bricks, Baltics, 2g Is Dead, Dumbphones, Just5, Noteads

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