A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it’s often just one part which killed it we throw everything away since it’s almost impossible to repair or upgrade. This creates a huge amount of electronic waste, waste that cannot be easily destroyed or recycled.
Phonebloks is a concept project from Dutch designer Dave Hakkens. The idea is to have a phone made of detachable bloks. The bloks are connected to the base which locks everything together into a solid phone. If a blok breaks you can easily replace it; if it’s getting old just upgrade. New battery? No problem, buy a new battery block. Need a better camera, just buy one. The project aims to be open source, which would allow independent tech firms to develop singular components for the device, creating a never ending stream of possibilities.
Watch the video below for more info, to help gain support for the project you can join the thunderclap crowd at the official site PHONEBLOKS.COM