It’s the first week of the year – no better time than now to kick your smartphone addiction! If you’re living life through your phone’s camera lens, it’s time to invest in a Substitute Phone – a fidget device designed to help you get back to living in the real world.
The designer put it best: you’re on the metro and grabbing at your phone at the first sight of seeing someone else receive a message. It’s a bizarre and unhealthy inclination feeding our attention deficit and we’re all guilty of it!
Designed with this in mind, the shape of the Substitute Phone replicates an average smartphone, however, its functions are reduced to the movements we make hundreds of times on a daily basis. Stone beads are incorporated in the body and let you scroll, zoom and swipe so to speak. No digital functions – just the simple, familiar motions. It’s the perfect, therapeutic approach to coping with smartphone withdrawal.
Designer: Klemens Schillinger