A phone idea made of blocks

What happens when you break the screen of your smartphone? You get a new one if you’re lucky, you buy a new one if you’re not. Or when it’s two-three years old, near obsolete? Thrown away.

This is why PC’s ruled the electronicverse for so long and they still do. Easy to use, modular, customizable… Don’t we need all those in our smartphones even more so?

Now a few good men brings a solution and innovation to our tables.


Phonebloks… Phonebloks is made of detachable blocks. The blocks 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.front-side

There’s even a store for them, named Blokstore… It’s like an app store for hardware. In the store you buy your bloks, read reviews and sell old bloks. Small and big companies develop and sell their bloks. you can buy a pre-assembled phone or assemble it yourself by selecting the brands you want to support. The choice is yours.

Here’s a cool video explaining more:

It looks amazing to me. The idea is very Lego and IKEA-like yet not as clinical as they feel. If you want to help these guys, fly over to; http://www.phonebloks.com/






2 responses to “A phone idea made of blocks

  1. There was a huge argument on Reddit about this technology. People were pointing out that communication between the separate pieces would be near impossible, and that there’s no way (currently) for separate functionalities to be plugged in by the same port. I agree it sounds like an amazing idea, but I think it will be a long time before we see anything like this become a reality.

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