Phonebloks – Dave Hakkens
Published on September 27, 2013
A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it’s often just one part that killed it, we throw everything away because it’s almost impossible to repair or upgrade.
Phoneblok is made of detachable blocks. The blocks are connected to the base which locks everything together into a solid phone. If a block breaks you can easily replace it; if it’s getting old just upgrade.
It’s like an app store for hardware. In the store you buy your blocks, read reviews and sell old blocks. Small and big companies develop and sell their blocks. You can buy a pre-assembled phone or assemble it yourself by selecting the brands you want to support. The choice is yours.
The platform can be adapted into other sizes to create new devices like tablets, cameras etc.
Keeping your phone also means you can keep your accessories. No new docks, covers or cables.
Get a subscription so you don’t get outdated. Receive a new block every now and then to stay updated. Install it and send back the old one.
Looking for a camera block? Choose the brand you like. Prefer the sharp Nikon, the fast Canon or support a startup company? The choice is yours.
Blocks can be developed for specific needs. Solar powered batteries, sensitive screen for blind people, lightweight for travelers etc.
They need your voice to show the world there is a need for this phone. Join their thunderclap and let’s start a revolution.