Are you looking for a way to get over the addiction to your smartphone?
How about putting a phone-like piece of hard plastic in your pocket to trick your brain into thinking you have your phone? That is exactly what you will get if you purchase a NoPhone.
NoPhone is a Kickstarter project that fulfills an interesting void in the market. The device is designed to be the same size, texture and weight of a smartphone, but it is made from dense black plastic. Carrying around this piece of useless plastic will make you think you have a smartphone so you won’t become nervous thinking you are without your phone.
NoPhone’s Kickstarter page describes the device as a “technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact that allows you to stay connected with the real world.”
The phone surrogate also comes with a “selfie upgrade,” which is just a mirror that you can attach to the front of the device.
While this mainly seems like a joke, there is some merit behind the idea. Smartphone addiction is a growing problem, and addictions are usually nothing more than a chain of bad habits. You may be able to use a device like this to pacify your need to have a phone in your hand at all times.