It turns out that owning a fake phone is actually something people want to do

NoPhone vs. iPhone

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What started as a joke from a group of friends who wanted to raise awareness about a certain kind of social problem smartphone users might have to deal with — ignoring friends in favor of your smartphone — is becoming an actual business. It turns out that there are plenty of people who want to own a “NoPhone.”

…The site continues, “We are selling the NoPhone to give the people what they want, a life of direct eye contact and improved conversational skills. A life beyond a smartphone. A life of NoPhone.”

As Phone Arena reported, the NoPhone is a phone-like brick that does nothing but let you feel its shape and weight in your hand while you’re out and about. The “device” costs $12 and ships anywhere in the world.