Remember the classic candy bar-style phones from the late 1990s – early 2000s? Mudita Pure is a “modern take on a classic phone” by ditching all of the unnecessary features found in most smartphones today. To start, it features an E-ink display that reduces blue-light exposure while boasting an ultralow SAR value (the measured amount of radio waves absorbed by the body of the carrier). It may not have 4G / 5G connectivity, but when connected to a computer via USB-C, it doubles as WiFi hotspot. Read more for a video and additional information.
Unlike classic phones, this one does include a few basic apps, such as a notepad, alarm clock, music player, flashlight, calculator, calendar, voice recorder, and meditation timer. Just in case you want to use the music player, there’s a Harman speaker, or simply connect headphones through either Bluetooth 4.2 or a 3.5 mm audio jack. Two nano SIM card slots ensure that you’ll be able to quickly switch between cards on the go wherever you are.
How do you get one? It’s currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, where it’s already reached more than double its US$100,000 goal. You’ll be able to pre-order one for $295 for with shipping set to start in April 2020. Kickstarter page here.