Can This $295 'Dumbphone' Keep You Focused?

May 2, 2016

The Swiss company Punkt wants to help distracted people focus. Its solution: a sleek "dumbphone."

Punkt describes its MP 01 phone as "a stylish, well-crafted mobile phone which focuses on modern simplicity, inside and out."

The features are, indeed, simple — you can only use it for calls and texts (T9 texting, that is). Want even more of a technology throwback? The phone operates over 2G networks.



The burning question left unanswered is why this simple phone costs $295. Sure, it's half the cost of a new iPhone 6s, which starts at $649, but you can buy other dumbphones at a much lower price.