Phonebloks: A Smartphone That Is Fully Upgradable And Adaptable (Video)

Phonebloks: A Smartphone That Is Fully Upgradable And Adaptable (Video)
Technology
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Having to upgrade your phone every year or two just because a new model that’s slightly better comes out is such a hassle, and far from cost-effective.

We aren’t given much of a choice since we can’t upgrade them ourselves, as all of the parts of the phone are internally installed underneath a hard external case.

What if phones had block-shaped components that could easily be swapped by users?

That’s the question posed by Dave Hakkens, who is the mind behind Phonebloks, a phone that could change the way we replace our smartphones.

The battery, camera, WiFi and memory of Phonebloks are all block-based, and are shown on the outside of the phone. Because of this, they can be easily swapped.

Play a lot of games? Install more memory. Just want basic features? Install a bigger battery block. The possibilities are endless.

While we’re not sure how feasible the idea is, it does bring up the discussion about reusing and revamping rather than completely replacing our smartphones.

Check out the video below!

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Robert Gordon

Hailing from Queens, New York, Robert Gordon can be found running the World News section of Elite Daily or roaming NYC on photographic expeditions. A diehard sports fan who’s had his heart constantly broken by the Knicks and Mets, Robert can be seen donning orange and blue attire all throughout the city. Under the moniker Robbie Fingers, he creates visuals from music videos, to short films with his partner, ManuallFocus.

More In Technology

Technology Sean Levinson

California Now Has An Uber-Style App For Medical Marijuana (Video)

California medical marijuana users can now have their treatments delivered to their doors thanks to San Francisco-based startup Meadow. Founded by medical marijuana patient David Hua, users upload their ID and a letter from a doctor recommending the use of marijuana before browsing through a variety of quality strands available at several dispensaries. The shops are […]

Technology Emily Arata

A New App Translates Speech In Real Time To Let Deaf People ‘Hear’

Thanks to an innovative new app called Transcence, life just became more social for those who can’t hear. Transcence’s CEO, Thibault Duchemin, has a deaf sister and parents who want to lead normal lives. But, his sister found that during conversations between multiple people and in larger groups, her hearing aid garbled sound. She couldn’t tell […]

Technology Sean Levinson

12-Year-Old Boy May Have Just Invented A Robot To Stop Malaria

A 12-year-old boy has invented a robot that may put an end to the suffering caused by one of the worst creatures known to man: the mosquito. David Cohen of Dallas is one of the 10 finalists of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, thanks to his potentially world-changing invention, submitted earlier this year. […]

Also On Elite

Humor

Baby Flexing In The Mirror With His Dad Is Absolutely Adorable (Video)

Considering most babies lack the power to lift their heads off the ground for more than a second, they generally make pretty terrible bodybuilders (and don’t even get me started on their dead lift form). However, being bad at something usually doesn’t stop people from trying it anyway. This baby might not have the most […]

Life

#SniffTest: 16 Signs You Wish Your Mom Still Did Your Laundry

Doing laundry is literally a first world pain. It’s the most oxymoronic, time-consuming activity because there is actually nothing you can do to speed up the process. You just have to sit there while the washing cycle finishes so you can then transfer your wet clothes into the dryer. If you don’t have the luxury […]

Dating

Dream Girl: The Difference Between A Pretty Face And A Beautiful Person

When looking for a partner, looks are overrated. Yes, you read that correctly. The desire in our culture to place looks above all else has led to some destructive relationships. There are few things sadder than watching a beautiful couple treat each other like trash. There are few things more frustrating than listening to someone […]

Humor

This Adorable Cat Has A Permanent Surprised Face, And It’s Hilarious (Photos)

There is no shortage of funny-looking felines on the Internet. It’s kind of a global obsession to see who can spot the weirdest looking cat (Bub, I’m looking at you). Meet Internet newcomer, Banye. Thanks to a dark patch of fur directly under its chin, this kitty constantly looks surprised. The 11-year-old British shorthair from China […]