This Simple New Phone Is the Size of a Credit Card
Forget the iPhone; there’s a new minimalistic phone in town. Enter The Light Phone — a credit card-sized cell phone designed to be used as little as possible. It’s the anti-smartphone, perfect for those who are sick of being hyper-connected and bombarded with constant pings and rings.
How it works: The Light Phone can forward calls from your existing phone so that you can comfortably disconnect. It comes with its own number, there’s speed dial, a SIM card slot, a microphone port and a micro usb port. Other than that, there’s not much more to it. But that’s the entire point; it can only take calls.
“We aren’t creating new technology, we’re using the best existing technology in a new way,” the founders write. “We have stripped away everything but the phone itself, the only essential connection that the user needs. The phone is packaged into a smarter design with an interface that respects the user with its simplicity.”
The minimalistic phone is currently seeking backers on Kickstarter, where $100 or more will get you one of the first Light Phones by May 2016.
What do you think about this super simple phone? Let us know in the comments below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!