Items tagged with substitue phone

Are you having trouble putting down your smartphone and interacting with the world that is right in front of you? Yeah, neither are we. But for those who do suffer from some sort of smartphone addiction, a designer in Vienna has come up with a quirky solution to help. It is a series of smartphone-shaped devices with stone beads to mimic the feel of gestures that are commonly performed on touchscreens, such as pinching to zoom, scrolling, swiping, and so forth. These 'Substitute Phones' are supposed to be therapeutic, allowing smartphone addicts to go through the same calming motions they perform on their electronic handsets "to cope with withdrawal symptoms." And in a way, the designer also aims... Read more...