This Device Can Help You Beat Smartphone Addiction

As much as we try to deny it, most of us are addicted to our smartphones. We try to limit the time we spend looking at them, but we constantly find ourselves instinctively reaching for them in search of that little dose of dopamine our brains crave. That’s just one of the many signs of an addiction that’s much more serious and difficult to overcome than we like to admit. Fortunately, we will soon have an alternative that looks and feels like a smartphone, but has none of the features that got us hooked on it in the first place. Created by eKod Works, the AcryPhone is literally a fine piece of acrylic that’s shaped like a smartphone. It has no actual screen, no speakers, not even a tiny LED. It’s just meant to fit in the palm of your hand so you can wean yourself off your actual smartphone more easily. It comes in two variants: (1) the simple slab of acrylic priced at $25, or (2) the more realistic version that comes with a screen protection plastic film, even though it has no actual screen. That one will set you back $26.50. The fake phones will begin shipping next month and can be pre-ordered from the eKod offcial store.