The Substitute Phone

Much has been written lamenting society's addiction to mobile devices and with good reason. What the impact of our compulsion is is beyond the scope of this publication, but the need to check our devices frequently cannot be disputed. Recognising this fact and following on from the recent fad for spinners, the Substitute Phone was developed as a cure for this affliction. Approximately the same size and shape as the average smartphone but without any digital functions, the face of the "device" consists of a number of roller balls laid out in different configurations that are designed to mimic the movements we make hundreds of times on a daily basis: swipe up, down, zoom and scroll. The fact that the functions of the Substitute Phone are limited is meant to be soothing and should go a long way towards helping addicts cope with their smartphone withdrawal symptoms.   


The Substitute Phone
The Substitute Phone
The Substitute Phone
The Substitute Phone
The Substitute Phone
The Substitute Phone
The Substitute Phone
Images | Leonhard Hilzensauer

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