Are you feeling too connected? Do you find yourself heading to bed to get some sleep, but instead scrolling through your phone for hours? Do you feel distracted by your phone in your pocket when you’re out at social engagements as if it’s yearning to be opened and toyed with instead of letting you engage in human interaction? Do you just, you know, hate smartphones?
The first Light Phone was created by Joe Hollier, an artist, and Kaiwei Tang, a product designer. The two met at an NYC-based Google incubator in 2014. While trying to think up the “next big app,” the two realized that the last thing they wanted to do was ram another app down peoples’ throats. Instead, they tried to make something that did the opposite, something that pulled people away from their phones and back to real life.