Phonebloks | A Phone Worth KeepingSubmitted by Freedom Ninja on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 02:28
A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it's often just one part which killed it, we throw everything away since it's almost impossible to repair or upgrade.
DESIGNED TO LAST
Phonebloks is made of detachable bloks. The bloks are connected to the base which locks everything together into a solid phone. If a blok breaks you can easily replace it, if it's getting old just upgrade.
This is the coolest idea I have ever seen for a "Smart" phone! In light of Apple just adding a fingerprint scanner to their new iPhone 5S, something like this is very welcome. With companies further pushing intrusive technologies on consumers, having the ability to fully control what components you need at any one time is genius! Don't want WiFi on? Remove it. No GPS? Remove it. No Connection (aka OTG)? Remove it.
With privacy diminishing by the day, this is an effort I can fully support.