The Light Phone

Credit card sized phone that works with your existing phone

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Braden Hamm
Braden Hamm@bradenhamm · Designer / Founder Gumwall.com
The use case for me is a big one; vacations. Leave my smartphone in the cabin, bring this to the beach. It's too easy to get sucked in to Twitter or Instagram after checking a text message. The problem for me is a big one; my phone is my camera. Hard to leave that behind. I had some ideas, verging on feature creep: 1. Basic, pager-like texting using codes. 2. Camera. Take pictures now, view later.
Joe Hollier
Joe HollierMaker@fiveonthat · The Light Phone
@bradenhamm Thanks! Sorry I didn't realize this got hunted somehow, I thought landing pages couldn't, but thank you! It's crazy the two ideas you have are exactly what I'm interesting in exploring. I imagined the camera even being its own tool, like the best point and shoot ever that maybe only has an optical viewfinder. The pager-like codes we see being used to do lots of interesting "IFTTT" like things, sort of making the phone like a remote control of simple commands. Thanks for the feedback, so good to hear. For now I guess I also have been shooting mostly film photos so I imaged this being perfect for photographers because they can use their real camera and this. I like the idea of many tools that do one thing so well. Cheers!
Braden Hamm
Braden Hamm@bradenhamm · Designer / Founder Gumwall.com
@fiveonthat I hadn't thought about IFTTT! That's an amazing idea.
Tim Savolainen
Tim SavolainenHunter@timsavolainen · Partner, Merchbro
Interested to see how this actually works. They say you can leave your existing phone at home but where does the connection come from?
Joe Hollier
Joe HollierMaker@fiveonthat · The Light Phone
@timsavolainen simple call forwarding. Important calls will forward to your Light Phone, but distractions and notifications wait for you on your smart phone at home.
Mani Karthik
Mani Karthik@manikarthik · Just a curious guy.
So many questions on this one. How does it work? Connection? Does it break if you put in wallet? Is there a prototype? Price? Looks too good to be true an idea. Looking forward to it.
Tim Savolainen
Tim SavolainenHunter@timsavolainen · Partner, Merchbro
@manikarthik Yeah definitely a lot of questions and not many answers via their site. It's launching on Kickstarter soon so hopefully more details will be released.
Frank
Frank@hifrankcosta · Director of Product, Moviepilot Inc.
Elegant piece of hardware... Reminds me Naoto Fukasawa‘s remote!