The 3D Printed noPhone

By on September 3rd, 2014 in Usage

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It is 3D printed and it’s not a phone. It’s the noPhone!

We’re not exactly certain if this is a joke or not, but let’s explain it anyway. The “noPhone” is a mock up of a mobile phone. It’s simply a block of plastic in the shape and weight of a typical mobile phone. According to its producers, it has these key characteristics:

Q: Does it have a camera? 
A: No 
Q: Is it Bluetooth compatible? 
A: No 
Q: Does it make calls? 
A: No 
Q: Is it toilet bowl resistant? 
A: Yes

Ok, we get it. But why? They say it overcomes the psychological urge to clutch a phone. They say: 

Never again experience the unsettling feeling of flesh on flesh when closing your hand.


The noPhone simulates the exact weight and dimensions of your most beloved gadget in order to alleviate any feelings of inadequacy generated by the absence of a real smartphone.

Sure. Maybe you can use one, but we don’t think so. 

Via noPhone

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!