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The Light Phone is designed to be used as little as possible

With all this amazing tech making us more connected, it’s no wonder we can feel swamped at times. The solution? More technology!

The Light Phone is designed to be used as little as possible. We know, it sounds a bit strange, but hear it out. It’s a credit card-sized phone with a dot matrix LED display, a keypad, and that’s about it. It doesn’t even play Snake.

The idea is it’ll help you avoid digital distraction without cutting you off entirely. It can still make and take calls, so if there’s an emergency, people can still reach you. It has its own number, but using the app, you can forward calls from select contacts from your existing number. Think of it like an extension of your main phone, something to use when you don’t want to be disturbed by notifications and status updates.

It holds up to 10 numbers on speed dial, and the battery lasts 20 days on standby.

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We’re not sure we’re sold. It’s a good idea, and we like the fact you can forward calls from your main number. But at $100 (£65), it’s a bit pricey. You can pick up a Nokia 105 for £20, and it has a colour screen. Also, who calls anyone anymore? Most of our correspondence is through texts and emails.

It’s a nice size though, and we like the design. It’s shot past its $200,000 funding goal and will ship in May next year.

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