A dutch designer had the bright idea of offering a entirely customizable phone;
a revolution against the omnipresent planned obsolescence in our society.
Phonebloks: the phone to assemble and disassemble as much as you want.
You’ve probably already heard of planned obsolescence: this modern plague that consists of arbitrarily limit the life of any of our consumer products, born of our consumer ubiquitous society.
Dave Hakkens, a Dutch inventor, had the ingenious idea of proposing his own alternative to our loved mobile phones planned obsolescence.
The name of his project: “Phonebloks”. A phone with a fully modular structure, allowing the user to change the components one by one after the end of life … maintaining the same phone. A more economical ecological solution, and allowing us to keep our item to us for years. As we would repair our favorite Doudous. Only the base of the phone would be the same. A bit like if we added “applications” as a Lego on a plate.
For this phone come to life, Dave Hakkens needs support. He launched a campaign on the crowdfunding site Thunderclap.it to raise a number of fans necessary to develop its product. A true viral video that has been posted just yesterday!
To support it (free), here is his website: http://www.phonebloks.com
I did it 😉