If you spend too much time using a smartphone, Companion might be a distraction-free device to consider. Created by designer Joseph Burrell, this minimalist smartphone is designed to provide users with information about their physical environment while also helping to promote healthier habits. It’s constructed from a bioplastic that can easily be manufactured as well as disassembled, thus creating a closed loop system where the material can be recycled several times without ever ending up in a landfill. Read more for additional pictures.
Rather than a traditional LCD or OLED panel, Companion uses an E-ink display to save power. Other features include a dual rear camera system, UV / air quality sensors, and a removable back, which could let users install different modules should there be a need. It comes with an injection molded silicone necklace loop and extra accessories to let you wear it around your neck or clipped to a belt loop.
- Pre-installed selection of Amazon apps, including Amazon Alexa, Amazon Music, Audible and Amazon Shopping
- Amazon exclusive version with Alexa built-in: double press the power button to just ask, and Alexa will respond. Alexa can play music, provide news updates, check the weather wherever you are and more
- 5.7" HD+ Max Vision display (1512 x 720) with 19:9 aspect ratio, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage with option to add up to 512 GB of microSD expandable memory, Android 9.0, and US warranty
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor with 1.8 GHz octa-core CPU and Adreno 506 GPU
- 13MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, 8 MP front-facing camera with LED selfie flash for low light selfies
Initial research into how we currently use our smartphones highlighted how they oftentimes act as a distraction from the present moment. This research also emphasized the need to keep the most basic forms of communication in the final form and how important cameras and their advanced technologies are to current smartphone users,” said the designer.