Halcyon is the digital detox phone


Halcyon is a concept industrial design project created by Mike George. It’s a phone to escape the digital world. The idea is simple, we all know that smartphones have completely changed the way we live. The average person spends 3.6 hours a day on their smartphones on social media. The smartphones got as connected, and yet people have never felt more lonely. Mike’s idea is to go back to simplicity and reduce the venues where people can fabricate personas and end up missing out on what’s important. Halcyon is a flip-phone. A gorgeous one and it embraces the trend of ‘digital detoxing.’ More at ABDUZEEDO.

I really like that. I don’t know why exactly and I probably wouldn’t use it, but I like the detoxing element.

Categories: Phones

4 replies

  1. I love the design, it looks awesome, but I don’t like this whole “digital-detox” idea. I use mine a lot, but appropriately as well I think.

  2. I love that it is small! I would like my phone to be small, simple and stylish, like this one. All other things should go to a half size tablet. E.g. I don’t want to have my “tablet things” when I go to the grocery, visit my neighbours, take a romantic walk, but I still want to have a phone. Being a small person smartphones make me sad in terms of size, I cannot put them anymore into my pocket, like in the good old days. So I would prefer having something like this, plus a half size tablet that would fit my smaller bags too. Do these things exist nowadays?…

  3. By the way: where are those flexible screens? Still not ready jet? I could see videos years ago about scientists trying to create it. With that stuff you could fold a smartphone, so finally it would fit my pockets!!! =)

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