Monohm’s Runcible “Anti-Smartphone” Available for Pre-Order

Introduced last year, Monohm’s quirky yet refined anti-smartphone, the Runcible, has finally hit the pre-order stage. Monohm originally planned to put the Runcible up for pre-order a year ago, but software snags left the company scrambling for a back-up plan. Now on track to hit the hands of users worldwide, Runcible is available on Indiegogo for $399 with a ship date slated for September. It’s …

CH25: George Arriola

An heirloom electronic for the post-smartphone era

When was the last time you sat down with friends or family and someone’s phone didn’t interrupt? George Arriola and the team at Monohm, wanted to “refocus the users’ attention to real people and the real world.” Their answer was the personal device Runcible which debuted at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year and not only breaks the mold in terms of …

Introducing the Runcible Heirloom Electronic

A next generation mobile phone and wearable tech hybrid inspired by a pocket watch and built to last

Even today’s most beautifully designed smartphones will be disposed of in time. As the technology within becomes outdated, the whole device is discarded or donated and the collective conscious grabs hold of something shiny and new. Not only does SF design firm Monohm rethink that behavior with their new creation Runcible, they also challenge us to consider our patterns of mobile phone and wearable tech …