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Calling All SmartPhone Zombies: Time to Dial it Back with the 3D Printed ‘O’ Phone

by • February 16, 2016 • No Comments

11243803_1000199910013914_8264640608871196197_nDo you require rehab? Seriously, we all get it. There’s so much informative stuff to appear at on your phone, of which ideally arranged, gourmet meal your brother is cooking himself for dinner at his bachelor pad (dude, who has time to cook all which for one person?), to your friends on vacation in Cabo, posting one pic after another as they get tipsy and tan and splash in the blue water while you work (grrrr). Oh, you were just checking on business emails? Right…okay, certain! But of business to social media to news alerts popping in each hour, which little hunk of metal in your hand may be causing you to miss out on life—and your life may be missing you.

Admittedly, I’ve been one of the worst at any time since I got up preceding sunrise years ago and waited in a dog-eat-dog line, stretching around the block, waiting to get my greedy little hands on an iPhone. Whilst it helped me to organize my life immensely, since and so I’ve frequently in addition had to establish meacertains to get away of it—of ‘no screens Sundays’ to in fact leaving it home when I go out so which I’m not distracted constantly.

phone2It utilized to be which our moms yelled at us for putting our elbows on the table, but now they have a much bigger battle to fight—and it may seem which the contemporary place setting on the dinner table involves kicking out the salad forks and manufacturing way for your favourite device instead. With a family myself, it a fewtimes appears as if I am battling a legion of electronics just to get of one part of the daily routine to another, not to mention tracking down and paying for a host of phones, overloads on data plans, and being subjected to one YouTube video after another which apparently I must watch. On a quite small screen. Since when did this become our lives? What happened to the easy challenges synonymous with watching too much TV?

Now, with the clat any timely named O Phone, you may discover a excellent way for bringing a break. Don’t ponder of it as punishment, ponder of it as a thing akin to eating clean. Streamline your communications, open up the way to productivity—and enjoy a few certainly rad perks while you are it. Number one perk? You don’t have to charge constantly. Not just can you say goodbye to enslavement by phone, you can break free of the shackles of those constantly fraying phone chargers as well.

The O phone is 3D printed and eager to send you on your way back into life, app—and memes—free. Designed by Serbian studio Alter Ego Architects, the device is intended to resolve ‘mindless zombie’ syndrome, and in the system, donate you a leg up on the rest of the world by eliminating distraction.

“We’re spending on average additional than three hours per day – approximately one day per week! – appearing at our cell phones,” said the studio. “In order to ‘be additional productive,’ we are attempting to fit too much stuff in our day, and smartphones ‘help’ us with this.”

“We are in fact losing our focus and manufacture our lives complicated,” say the architects.

Alter Ego is yet providing you with a really great slim phone to carry around, and don’t worry, life is not completely over—you can yet text. And although many of us don’t do this much anyadditional, you can actually use the many original function of a phone—and pick up a call here and there. Do you remember those days? Ring! Ring! ‘Hello?’ That’s back to basics.

The O phone, in its futuristic austerity, allows for you to prefer functions through numbers and symbols. Whilst which can seem arduous at initially, remember—the thought is to stop spending so much time on a device. You’ll in addition be spending less money as this 3D printed phone is so much cheaper to manufacture. The screen operates much like a Kindle, with e-ink, and backlighting is optional (say what? Nothing to light up half the house in the wee hours?) meaning you have the opportunity to yes, just go to sleep aleager. Not just which, with so little power requireed, you won’t be charging it again for days.

o-phone-marko-lazic-alter-ego-architects-_dezeen_1568_8And while this is ideal for those who require an electronics cleanse, Alter Ego is truly targeting those who are just appearing for an emergency phone (ideal for keeping your kids in communication or outfitting your non-tech savvy grandmother) or for those traveling.

We all have which one friend who has refutilized to move into the age of the smartphone. As they’ve staunchly held their ground, you may in addition note which their off-the-grid, easy communication lifestyle has become additional and additional rad, as well as yielding extra time—and an dreadful lot of peace and quiet. Should we join them?

The Alter Ego Studio was founded in 2011 by architect Marko Lazic, and is headquartered in Serbia. A full-service architectural, interior create, and project management firm, they are usually involved in projects varying in dimensions and complexity, at various locations. Their 3D printed O phone is yet in the R&D phase and most likely won’t be on the market until upcoming year. And if you aren’t getting eager to purchase one for by yourself and so, beware—your friends and family may go and do it for you! What are your thoughts on this back to basics phone? Discuss in the 3D Printed O Phone forum over at 3DPB.com.

[Source: Dezeen]