The 'Substitute Phones' Mimic the Look and Feel of a Smartphone

Many smartphone users will reach for their device when they're feeling bored even if they don't have a reason to actually use it, so the 'Substitute Phones' are designed as an analog way to satisfy your itch to interact with a touchscreen.

Designed by Klemens Schillinger, the devices are crafted from high-quality plastic and are intended to mimic the look and feel of your smartphone perfectly. This is paired with a series of marbles in the faux display that can be flicked and spun to recreate the feeling of interacting with your device.

The 'Substitute Phones' are a new play on the fidget toy design aesthetic that acknowledge the need for devices that are analog and help to satisfy our urge to interact with technology.