The $150 Light phone, which only makes and takes calls, transfers them straight from your smartphone, giving you a break from technology.
Nokia has also launched a “back to basics” version of its mobile device, citing durability and battery life as reasons to buy.
“I think there’s a lot to be said for a product that makes you nostalgic,” said Darren Zygadlo, creator of onecutreviews.com.
He has reviewed thousands of products, including top of the line smartphones.
“We’ve hit a point where we can pretty much do everything with these phones and I think some people are finding themselves saying, ‘What do I need all that for?’”
Having evaluated the Punkt model, he says stripped down cell phones could be the next trend.
“I think some will gravitate to dumpphones because they want simplicity. They want their lives back.” -- CBSPhilly
However, why does it need to be all or nothing? One of the great options for iPhone users who have a Series 3 LTE Apple Watch is that we can pick and choose when we need to be fully or minimally connected. If you want to be minimally connected like with a dumb phone you can leave your iPhone at home and just take your LTE watch. This takes away the temptation to surf the web or peruse social media while sitting with your family at dinner. But yet, you can still get any important messages.
I applaud the people who’ve decided that enough is enough and completely ditch their smartphones to avoid all temptation to waste away their life. Addiction to social media is a real thing and it’s harming relationships. I’m just not sure that it’s necessary to take such drastic measures.
For the rest of use looking for a balance. Bouncing back and forth between our iPhone and LTE Apple Watch allows us to fine tune that balance a little easier. Depending on the activities of the day, we can be either fully connected and run a business on our pocket computer. Or we can be minimally connected without all the temptations of that big colorful screen. We get the best of both worlds.
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