I have a drawer with old cell phones scattered about. Once the phone becomes obsolete or something breaks I end up throwing it in that drawer and purchasing the latest version.
As soon as I saw the Phonebloks concept I immediately thought of my son’s Lego toys that used to make their way under my feet! Phonebloks is a phone that will be built in a modular or Lego-like fashion, customized just for you. Each piece is detachable.
Just choose which parts are important to you, snap them together and create your phone. If you wanted the next best camera on your phone, instead of upgrading to an entire new phone all you would need to do is purchase the camera module and snap it on. If one of the pieces breaks just replace it, easy!
This is a Dave Hakkens, @davehakkens creation and concept. Why did he create this prototype? He explains it here on Phonebloks.com, “The market of electronic devices is growing rapidly, but it feels like we are building disposable stuff. Every time we make something new we completely throw away the old one. Imagine all the good displays, Bluetooth and speakers we have thrown away. I love the connected world where we live in and it’s time to set up a universal modular platform where companies work on together.”
- Cost effectiveness: Only replacing the defective part instead of upgrading to an entire new phone. Keep your phone longer. Being able to keep all of your phone’s accessories without having to purchase new ones.
- Customize: Create the phone with only the components that meet your needs.
- Environment: Minimize electronic waste.
I think it is a great idea but it isn’t available to purchase yet. Phonebloks can use your help to spread the word. How can you help? They currently have a Thunderclap campaign which ends on October 29, 2013. All you have to do is join the campaign and share it on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. “Show the world we want a phone worth keeping! #phonebloks” by joining HERE.