ou don’t must go to excessive lengths to curb your social media dependancy. Sure, you may lock your telephone in a drawer to maintain Twitter at bay, or activate grayscale to make Instagram much less eye-catching, however there are simpler methods to unplug.
Take dumb telephones, for example. The gadgets are throwbacks to an easier time when telephones couldn’t connect with the web. Again when your ringtone was extra essential than your profile pic and we have been all typing out smileys in texts.
Should you simply need to return to 1999, you’re in luck. Nokia has launched a pair of retro telephones full with bodily keypads that hark again to the long-lasting 8210. The corporate has carved out a distinct segment because the go-to maker of surprisingly strong characteristic telephones that supply easy retro delights. And the Nokia 150 and 130 observe that esteemed lineage.
So, for those who nonetheless like making calls as an alternative of sending voice notes, and bashing out texts over bland auto-predict messages, these are the telephones for you. So far as procrastination goes, you received’t discover TikTok or Tinder on these simpletons. Should you’re trying to kill time, you’ll should accept a sport of Snake. Belief us, it is going to be value it simply to see the look of bemusement in your associate’s face once they peep over your shoulder.
The Nokia 150 additionally comes with a “long-lasting” battery that ought to maintain chatterboxes blissful. For all of the nostalgists nonetheless pining after their iPods, the telephone has an MP3 participant, which you’ll be able to take pleasure in by your wired headphones — no Bluetooth right here, babes.
Alas, you’ll most likely nonetheless want a mate to whip out their Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 when it comes time to take a gaggle pic. The Nokia 150’s single digicam most likely takes grainy pictures at finest because of its titchy 0.3-megapixel lens.
Heck, they’ll most likely suppose you’re insane once they discover out your Nokia 130 doesn’t also have a digicam. However the joke’s on them. Whereas they’re doom-scrolling on TikTok, you’re free to the touch an entire lot of grass, learn a e book, or meditate. Plus, they only splurged a large chunk of their wages on their new blower, when you saved a ton on yours.
The Nokia 130 and 150 will value you round £40, additionally making them a terrific current for younger teenagers —or supreme burner telephones.