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The Substitute Phone


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You may scoff at the thought of people who are addicted to their phones, but just think... Where is your phone right now? In your pocket, on your desk, in your hand? Try going for a whole day without touching it. It’s hard now, right? Well, maybe you need a bit of digital detoxing — and the Substitute Phone is here to help. Phone addiction is real, and you probably know someone who uses their phone an unhealthy amount. These phone-shaped fidget devices cater to swiping, pinching and scrolling gestures, using beads embedded into the otherwise featureles­s black plastic body. They’ve been created to help phone addicts cope with going cold turkey, letting them slowly ditch their pleasure-inducing “checking behaviour”. At time of writing, the shop wasn’t up and running, but it will be soon.

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