Although many tech companies favor a more-is-more approach when it comes to devices that are meant to do it all, simple technology devices are appealing to consumers who want to be assured that a gadget can perform one task exceptionally well. Some of the best examples of this include Punkt's MP 01 phone, which rejects apps and Internet capabilities. The Janus One phone takes this idea even further by having no touchable screen. Rather than having users forgo a phone's best features and feel as though they've traveled back in time, these designs are meant to serve as "weekend phones" or aids in a digital detox.
Another one of the most pared-down devices to note is the newly launched Google OnHub router. After delving into some of the most troublesome Wi-Fi issues, the researchers at Google developed a simplified router system that is paired with an extremely intuitive and user-friendly app for setup and upkeep afterwards.
Considering that so many people are embracing minimalism and giving up gadgets, social networking and other aspects of technology in order to lead simpler lives, simple features are highly appealing to those who avoid the complications and confusion from devices that attempt to do too much.
20 Simplified Tech Devices
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Minimalist Functionality Phones
Simplified Cell Phones
Pared-Down Fitness Watches
Digital Detox Smartphones