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NoPhone on Shark Tank

Fake Smart Phone - Episode 728 - April 8, 2016

The No Phone is a fake smartphone
The NoPhone compared to an IPhone 6
 Considering the Shark Tank is famously known for introducing new high-tech gadgets to millions of Fan's, this non-high-tech NoPhone is in a class all by itself. Is the No Phone like a gag gift that serves no purpose? Or does this fake (dumb) smartphone that's soon to be an Official Shark Tank Product solve a real problem in the 21st century?

The entrepreneur's representing the NoPhone on the Shark Tank in Episode 728, April 8, 2016, is Van Gould and Chris Sheldon. Compared to the competition of high-tech smartphone's that just about everyone carries these days, the No Phone is carving out a niche offering the least amount of options when it come's to a smartphone. The NoPhone doesn't include a functioning camera, screen, music, WiFi or even a phone that works. You can, however, get a selfie mirror upgrade (sticker) so you can, at least, look at yourself while you're carrying around a fake smart phone.
No Phone Fake Smartphone
NoPhone including the Selfie Mirror

To prove the concept for the dumbest phone in the world, Gould and Sheldon took this rather unusual soon-to-be Shark Tank product to Kickstarter on October 24, 2014. Surprisingly, (I mean that in a positive way because they were probably more surprised than anyone) over 900 financial backers invested $18,316.00 when the Kickstarter campaign ended.

After making a nice chunk of change selling the NoPhone with no useful feature's other than a selfie mirror sticker, the creative entrepreneur's set out to make an even dumber phone. The new phone was named the NoPhone ZERO that's essentially a rectangular block of G-10 resin (I think) cut to the same dimensions as an I-Phone. That's It! A piece of plastic in the shape of a smartphone. The second Kickstarter campaign managed to attract 130 backers for an additional $1239.00 and proving some people will buy just about anything.

Watch the NoPhone on the next Brand New Shark Tank Show in Episode 728, April 8, 2016, and see if the Sharks invest in the most nontechnical product ever seen on the Show.

The NoPhone Website


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