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20 Simplified Tech Devices

These Simple Technology Pieces Pare-Down Extraneous Features

— September 17, 2015 — Tech
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.
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Capable Simple Smartphones
Capable Simple Smartphones
The Acer Liquid Z and M Series Boasts Simple, Yet Powerful Features
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Companion Router Apps
Companion Router Apps
The 'Google On' App is a Smart Assistant for Setting Up the OnHub Router
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Simplified Phone Call Apps
Simplified Phone Call Apps
The PhoneTag App Lets You Send Pictures with Attached Voice Messages
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Wristworn Energy Apps
Wristworn Energy Apps
Ovo Energy's Apple Watch App Makes It Easy to Monitor Energy Bills
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Simplified App Makers
Simplified App Makers
Appypie Helps Users Create a Mobile Platform in Three Easy Steps
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Simplified Handheld Gaming Systems
Simplified Handheld Gaming Systems
The Nintendo 2DS is a Cheaper Alternative to the Nintendo 3DS
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Simplified Internet Routers
Simplified Internet Routers
Google's OnHub System is Set to Simplify Wi-Fi Connections
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Minimalistic Music Apps
Minimalistic Music Apps
The T3 App by Eder Rengifo Simplifies the Mobile Music Experience
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Simplified Credit Cards
Simplified Credit Cards
This Device is Designed to Replace Multiple Credit Cards
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Distraction-Free Browsers
Distraction-Free Browsers
This Minimalist Browser is Designed to Keep Users More Focused
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Durable E-Ink Smartphones
Durable E-Ink Smartphones
The E Ink Android Phone Comes with a Battery Life of Up to a Week
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Simplified Time-Tracking Apps
Simplified Time-Tracking Apps
Tiempo App Keeps a Log of Employee Hours So You Can Get Back to Work
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Pared-Down Fitness Watches
Pared-Down Fitness Watches
The TomTom 'Spark' is a Simplified Activity Monitor and Music Player
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Simplified Senior Smartphones
Simplified Senior Smartphones
Zilta is a Phone for the Elderly That Makes Communication Easy
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Digital Detox Smartphones
Digital Detox Smartphones
This Simplified Smartphone Has No Screen or Apps
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Practical E-Ink Smartphones
Practical E-Ink Smartphones
FormNation's E-Ink Phone Goes Back to Black and White and Basics
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Simplified Cell Phones
Simplified Cell Phones
This Minimalist Cell Phone Eliminates Apps and Web Features
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Minimalist Functionality Phones
Minimalist Functionality Phones
This Minimalist Phone Give You Basic Functions with a Sleek Design
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Simplified Smartwatches
Simplified Smartwatches
The Cyclus Watch by Holy Tracks Fitness and Interprets Smartphones
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Minimalist Calendar Apps
Minimalist Calendar Apps
The New Appointment App from 'Moleskine' Boasts a Sophistical Design
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