Light Phone 2 is an E Ink smartphone replacement that wants you to use it as little as possible

The light stuff

06 March 2018
by Stuff Staff

If you’re in thrall to the tiny dopamine dispenser in your pocket, a new not-so-smart phone wants to help you disconnect.

The Light Phone 2 ($250) is designed to be used as little as possible, yet still replace your standard smartphone. Unlike its calls-only predecessor, Light Phone 2 reasons you might be able to ditch your other devices permanently, too, since it adds messaging and alarms. Directions, playlists, weather and a calculator may come later – you can help determine the final specs by backing the phone on Indiegogo.

What we do know: it’ll be light, energy efficient, and 4G LTE compatible, have an E Ink display you’ll actually be able to use outside, and ship in April 2019. Plus its stripped-back nature means – unlike expensive smartphones – the Light Phone 2 won’t date the second you get it out of the box.



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