Light Phone 2

Beautiful phone designed to be used as little as possible

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#2 Product of the DayMarch 01, 2018

The Light Phone 2 is a 4G phone with a beautiful black & white matte E-ink display. It's a more reliable, durable, and practical phone, now featuring essential tools like messaging, an alarm clock, the ability to get a ride-share home or a list of simple directions. All so you can leave your smartphone behind more often.

Reviews

 +10 reviews
  • Moshe BixenshpanerArchitect, Medallia Digital
    Pros: 

    E-ink is a great screen for reading stuff and the battery should last for weeks

    Cons: 

    E-ink is relatively slow and there will never be apps as good as in other phones, besides R2L languages will probably not be supported.

    .....

    Moshe Bixenshpaner has never used this product.

Discussion

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Joe HollierMaker@joehollier · Co-Founder of Light
Hey PH, I’m Joe! We’re pretty excited to hear from everyone here, stoked to be on the platform. It’s been almost three years since we introduced the first Light Phone campaign. Having shared our phone with over 10,000 users around the world, collected feedback and learned from our mistakes, we're really excited about the potential of Light Phone 2. One thing that we believe in now more than ever is the power of ‘going light’, it is an amazing experience, one that feels profound in a time when we have become so accustom to our existence only through hyper-connectivity. Our goal with the Light Phone 2 is to make a more reliable, durable and practical device that makes it easier to go light more often… or for good! So, you’re probably asking, what’s new? Light Phone 2 is a 4G LTE phone with a custom black-and-white E-Ink display. It has an aluminum casing, a larger speaker, microphone & battery, and the addition of a proximity sensor, headphone jack and physical buttons for navigation. The Light Phone 2 also introduces a new operating system and functionality. Light's OS uses a few thoughtfully implemented tools, with physical buttons to scroll through your customized 'toolbox'. The typographic-based interface is a pleasure to use.  We will be adding messaging as well, the most requested addition by our users. We also want to include an alarm clock, so you can leave the smartphone outside the bedroom. Other tools will be possible to explore thanks to the 4G connectivity, and we will be working closely with our backers to bring the tools that make the most sense to the Light Phone 2; maybe the ability to get simple directions or to call a ride-share home. These are tools, not feeds or notifications. We are launching the Indiegogo campaign this morning at 10am EST! A $250 donation will get you one of the very first Light Phone 2s, which we expect to ship in about a year, April 2019. We would be honored to have you as a backer and to work together over the next year to make this the best possible phone for everyone’s needs. You can find much more details on the campaign page: lightphone2.com Thank you for following along with our project, this is an exciting next chapter for us as we continue to provide a refreshing alternative to the tech monopolies that are fighting ever more aggressively for our attention. Remember, our time is their money. Much love, Joe & Kai
Thomas Potaire@teapot · Head of Platform @ Plan
@joehollier Any plan to open the platform to developers to build minimalistic apps?
Patrick Quinn@patrickjmq · Podcast fanatic ~ Maker @Broadcast
@joehollier @teapot This needs to happen. Firm guidelines, Javascript based SDK and you've a winner on your hands.
Toni Codina@tcodinat · Product designer & owner of Noon Studios
@joehollier Have been looking into the Light Phone for months now, hearing about this new launch has definitely got my interest. I like the switch from minimal in terms of features to minimal in terms of usage - good idea!
Ajay GoelPro@parttimesnob · Founder, Wordzen
How is it that this product is ranking above 12 others with one single upvote?
Aaron Lee D'Souza@aaroniclee · Designer/Executive
@parttimesnob bad algorithms
jjjjared.@jeddyhsu · Founder of StreamWork, Student
If I weren't so caught up with useless tech junk, this would be my phone! Minimalism is great, I just wish my cluttered lifestyle will one day evolve to the point where I can become a minimalist haha.
Joe HollierMaker@joehollier · Co-Founder of Light
@jeddyhsu Thanks, Jared!
carlos garcia@androidlove · Co-Founder, Internet Missionaries
Oh the difficulties of the 1%
d a n n y@searchresults
@androidlove this doesn't solve a problem that's specific to the 1%, nor is it priced beyond the means of a lot of people (assuming they value their own mental health). However, it does appear to solve a problem that only a particular type of people are acutely aware of. I think that will change in the future as phones get mashed even further into our eyeballs.
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Great job!! Unique concept !! Do you ship to India ? Would love to feature this in my blog ?
Joe HollierMaker@joehollier · Co-Founder of Light
@ayush_chandra Thanks, Ayush! We intend to ship worldwide as this model is 4G compatible (the last phone was 2G and was not compatible in certain regions like Japan or Korea) but we're still honing in on the exact list of countries, so stay tuned! And we'd love to be featured on your blog. If you could email my colleague, Mikhail, he'll be sure to provide you with whatever you need: mikhail@thelightphone.com
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
@thelightphone @joehollier !! Sure will do the needful 😊