The Light Phone 2
Just launched on Indiegogo last week, the Light Phone 2 has already raised north of $800K, more than 3x its funding goal of $250K. As with the first Light Phone, the second version is all about minimalism, stripping away the non-essentials of a modern smartphone while expanding on the original’s feature set to include a few new (and arguably necessary) things, like basic messaging and an alarm clock.
The Light team is aiming to ship the second gen phone in 2019, and at press time, early backers can still get the phone and its charging cable for $250 (a significant discount over the eventual $400 retail price).
Most folks won’t want to get rid of their smart devices full stop, but Light is offering a way to disconnect without risking total isolation. The Light Phone & Light Phone 2 are the kind of phone I’d want to have when I’m out on a date with my wife or even on our summer camping trips.
The Light Phone 2 campaign is underway and will expire later this month.