New Age, New Phones (Part I): Phonebloks

Every day we throw away millions of electronic devices just because their little tiny parts are damaged or, simply, because there is an upgraded version of it. The current social and economic model, impulsed by consumerism, teach us to buy, throw it away, get a new one…. Without even thinking that if something has been damaged or broken it could be fixed.

When we throw away all our electronic devices we are not only generating e-waste, which is extremedely dangerous for the environment, but we are also contrubuting with the current system: consume, consume, consume, consume…..

In the case of a phone, it 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.  Keeping this in mind Dave Hakkens from the Netherlands started thinking in a new phone, a phone worth keeping, and designed Phonebloks (


Source: Phonedog

He explained why he wanted to create such a phone:

”The market of electronic devices is growing rapidly, but it feels like we are building disposable stuff. Every time we make something new we completely throw away the old one. Imagine all the good displays, bluetooths and speakers we have thrown away. I love the connected world that we live in and now it’s time to set up a universal modular platform that companies work on together. To build the best phone in the world. ”

If you wanna see what exactly Phonebloks is please check out this video.


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Who is the people behind Phonebloks?

  • Dave Hakkens-Founder Phonebloks

Independent designer from the Netherlands, graduated June 2013 at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. His goal is simple; try to make the world better by making things. Whether it is an inspirational video, machines to recycle plastic or a phone concept. As long as it might push the world in a better direction.

  • Gawin Dapper-CTO Phonebloks

Gawin brings 15 years of experience in the IT field. Educated as an Architect and Software Engineer, with a passion for people, technologies, psychology, sharing, traveling, design and simplicity. He loves open development and sustainability and can be often found outdoors. A true life hacker 🙂

 @jeffinergon & @ivettemb 


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