Have you seen/heard something crazy today? If not, you need to read about a new device that acts as a Bluetooth accessory to your mobile. If you are wondering what is crazy about this, then you have to know that it looks like an actual Banana.
Banana Phone, an actual San Francisco-based company is now on Indiegogo, the funding platform to make you buy a phone you can call others on a banana. With already reaching $12,854 USD of the $30,000 USD goal, this company is serious about letting people use bananas for calls.
Banana Phone: The Company Behind This
It is founded by Brian Brunsing (President), Charlie Katrycz (CTO) and Max Brown (CEO) in San Francisco and their vision are to reduce the distractions caused by a smartphone and focus on your work with calls done only using the Banana phone.
The catch in this thing is it is not an actual phone but merely a Bluetooth accessory to mobiles. The company aside producing this hilarious crazy phone wants to help Gorillas in Virunga National Park located in Eastern Congo. They teamed up with G4G (Gearing Up with Gorillas) group to send 1% of sales to protect the Gorillas.
A 5 months’ duration is spent for planning the product design from 10 manufacturers and this shows that the company is serious about making some money by selling plastic bananas that can free you from the overwhelming smartphones.
All About This Crazy Device
According to the company, Banana Phone is a banana-shaped, Bluetooth-enabled mobile handset that connects to your smartphone and lets you interact with your voice assistant and talk to your friends and family on a banana.
The various features and specifications of this device are
- Talk Time: 10 Hours
- Idle Time: 70 Hours
- Power Source: Rechargeable lithium battery with micro USB
- Chipset: Standard Qualcomm Chipset
- Buttons: 2 Volume control buttons (+ and -) and a Home button for answering and pairing
- Build: 100% recycled ABS plastic
The device can be purchased in various packs. The base price is $40 USD and the price can go up to $1500 USD which his termed as Founding Patron pack. There are much more options to buy this if you are serious about using a distraction less device for calling.
The Banana Phone is one of the devices that look crazy buy try to get the work done. But why spend on an accessory just for taking calls in order to avoid the smartphone you bought with a lot of money and love? The answer to this may vary but the motive is simple, Innovation sometimes is just exploiting people and making them buy what they don’t need at all. But if you consider it as a fun device, then no one will be stopping you from calling others on a BANANA.