Switzerland-based Punkt is the rare electronics firm that wants you to use your gadgets less, not more. Best known for its stripped down mobile phone, its mission to help you reconnect with nature and those around you is a noble one.
No apps. No camera. No nonsense. Designed by Jasper Morrison for Switzerland-based Punkt, the MP 01 Phone is meant to put the spotlight back where it belongs: on calls and messages. The 2-inch LCD display — protected by Gorilla Glass — is ideal for dealing with SMS messages, and the built-in noise cancellation ensures that your conversations sound great. It does have Bluetooth, since hands-free setups are handy, but without the need for a bevy of other radios, battery life is fantastic (it only needs charging every few weeks, instead of every few hours), and the soft-touch finish and angled back plate make it a pleasure to hold. Not to mention, we could all use the occasional social-media detox. In Punkt's own words, this is offline as the new luxury.
Height: 4.58" / Width: 2" / Thickness: 0.6" / Weight: 3.1oz
Requires a low-cost 2G GSM plan.
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